Welcome to Las Vegas Bariatrics
Las Vegas Bariatrics is an accredited Bariatric Center of Excellence operating under Bernie Hanna M.D. With a commitment to long-term success, Las Vegas Bariatrics offers an approachable environment and the expertise to meet all bariatric needs and ensure our patients are equipped for a healthy lifestyle.
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Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Our expert surgeons offer this restrictive procedure that decreases the size of your stomach pouch, limiting your appetite and food intake, so you feel full sooner and longer and your body uses the fat supply as energy.Explore Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric Bypass Surgery
By surgically reducing how much food your stomach can intake, gastric bypass surgery changes the amount of food you need in order to feel full. Our surgeons partner with you along your life-changing weight loss journey.Explore Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric Band Surgery
If you are more than 100 pounds above your ideal weight, gastric band surgery can help you safely achieve a healthy weight by dividing your stomach with an adjustable band to limit your food intake so you feel full faster and longer.Explore Gastric Band Surgery
For those who had a previous gastric surgery and either didn’t experience the results they desired or had complications, our compassionate team will do everything we can to ensure you have a satisfactory experience.Explore Revision Surgery
The duodenal switch has some of the best weight loss results, with a 90% success rate for weight loss and a similarly high success rate for reducing the risk of health conditions related to obesity.Explore Duodenal Switch
Meet The DoctorDr. Bernie Hanna, Founder and Medical Director of Las Vegas Bariatrics and MBSAQIP Centers
Bernie Hanna, MD, FACS FASMBS is an internationally recognized bariatric surgeon and the founder and Medical Director of Las Vegas Bariatrics. He serves as the Medical Director for North Vista Hospital, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, and Dignity San Martin Hospital. Dr. Hanna has served as a trauma surgeon, an assistant clinical professor, and is a published medical researcher. After having extensive experience in trauma surgery, Dr. Hanna decided to focus and renew his minimally invasive surgical skills by treating obesity and correcting many of the health issues and co-morbidities associated with obesity through bariatric surgery in Las Vegas and Spring Valley. This became his newfound passion.
Morgan M. Pomeranz, M.D.
With hundreds of surgeries under his belt, Dr. Morgan Pomeranz delivers positive and rewarding outcomes for his patient. His commitment to excellence shines through the personalized care and cutting-edge techniques he brings to Las Vegas Bariatrics. Dr. Pomeranz partners with his patients along their weight loss journey, ensuring they receive long-term wellness support and results with minimal risk of complications.Learn More About Dr. Pomeranz
Punam Patel, M.D., FACS
Dr. Punam Patel is one of the most compassionate and conscientious weight loss surgeons in Las Vegas, taking great pride in walking alongside her patients as they embark upon their weight loss journeys toward optimal health and wellness. She is committed to excellence, offering surgical care tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Dr. Patel is board-certified, bringing the most advanced techniques to the operating room for outstanding results.Learn More About Dr. Patel
Hear from Our Patients
LVB Success Story: Cecilia
See Cecilia's transformations after six months! She is doing it!! You will hear from Cecilia's co-workers for the first time! Learn how close she is to her goal weight.
LVB Success Story: Tracy Helmer
Check out this inspiring story of Tracy, who took his weight loss journey by the reigns and gained a renewed confidence in himself while motivating his son to join him.
Obesity & Bariatric Weight Loss
How to Know if You’re a Candidate for Surgery
Our caring surgeons at Las Vegas Bariatrics know that the choice to undergo bariatric surgery can be life-changing. Bariatric surgery is typically recommended for individuals who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher or a BMI of 35 to 39.9 with one or more obesity-related health conditions. Because each case is unique, we always recommend making the decision with a compassionate physician by your side. Take this 60-second assessment to find out if you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery in Las Vegas and Spring Valley.
When I was at my heaviest, I found my health just starting to decline. I was having back pain, shortness of breath, elevated heart rate, etc.
I was unable to keep up with my kids, especially outside hiking. I also was running out of options for clothing that fit my lifestyle and personality. I’m down 70 lbs and I’m 6 months out. It’s been amazing, I’ve been able to work out without huffing and puffing. I can keep up with my kids. I have no more back pain. Clothes fit so much better and I just can’t stop smiling.
I was shooting insulin 4 times 130unit at a time, plus oral medication, 4 blood pressure pills a day, acid reflux pills I was taking 20 pills a day for various issues.
Today I’m currently off 16 pills and my diabetes is at normal levels. The one thing I can do that I couldn’t do was cross my legs, funny huh. I love dancing but before weight, I couldn’t do it. It hurt too much. I recently went to a party and was on the dance floor all night and the next day I didn’t hurt. Thank you Nicky and Dr. Hanna for giving me a life I could never have imagined.
Before my bariatric surgery through Las Vegas Bariatrics, I couldn’t sleep well, do stairs, had extreme numbness in my thighs, my self-esteem was tanking, and my quality of life was controlled by my need to self soothe through food.
Today, now that I have had my surgery, I am finally feeling like I can live again! I can dance, walk without being winded, go up and down stairs no problem, my quality of sleep is better, the numbness has decreased, my blood pressure is normal, my labs have been great! And as a PCOS patient, my cycles have been more consistent.
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Robotic Bariatric Surgery Procedures
Robotically assisted bariatric and general surgery represents the very latest and one of the most significant leaps in minimally invasive surgical technology. Choices made in the OR affect a patient’s life. At Las Vegas Bariatrics, we believe technology should enhance our ability and help us make better-informed decisions. Our surgeons will be using the latest robotically assisted technology in the form of the daVinci Xi Surgical System. This system gives us the ability to perform routine and complex procedures with superior vision, incredible precision, flexibility, and control to perform many types of procedures, while allowing us to operate with confidence.
Get Started on Your Weight Loss Journey
The weight loss journey can be a challenging but exciting endeavor, and our accomplished board-certified surgeons and caring team are here to help you get started. Having a supportive team to encourage you and celebrate every victory can make the process much easier. Las Vegas Bariatrics offers personalized services to help you live a happier, healthier life and maintain long-term results, so you can live your best life and feel connected every step of the way.
A supportive community of like-minded individuals who have been through what you’re going through can offer helpful tips, motivation, and connection. Join one of our community events.Explore Community Events
We offer a number of sales, discounts, and specials to help you live your best life. Take the next step along your weight loss journey with an extra boost.Explore Special Offers
Check out our weight loss blog, where we answer some of your questions and give you expert tools and techniques to support you along your journey.Explore Our Blog