Bariatric Surgeon

A Bariatric Surgeon is a doctor who performs bariatric operations to aid in weight loss. A Bariatric Surgeon performs Bariatric surgery is an operation on the stomach and/or intestines that helps patients lose weight who are extremely obese. This surgery is an option for people who cannot lose weight by “traditional methods”, and/or those who suffer from serious health problems related to obesity. The surgery restricts food intake, which promotes weight loss and reduces the risk of a variety of health problems, including type 2 diabetes. Studies suggest that bariatric surgery may even lower death rates for patients with severe obesity. The best results occur when patients follow surgery with healthy eating patterns and regular exercise. These are the most used operations in the United States:

  • laparoscopic adjustable gastric band
  • gastric sleeve surgery, also called sleeve gastrectomy
  • gastric bypass
  • Surgeons also use a fourth operation, biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.

Bernie Hanna is the premiere Bariatric Surgeon in Las Vegas. He the medical director for the MBSAQIP accredited Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence. At Las Vegas Bariatrics we have created an environment that is friendly and service oriented. We are committed to our patients over the long term and follow them indefinitely, which increases your chances of long-term success. Dr. Hanna has extensive experience in several types of bariatric surgery along with a commitment to providing superior and compassionate bariatric care. Dr. Hanna received “Top Surgeon” honors in 2002, 2003, 2011, and achieved the “Top Doctor” award for 2006 and 2007.


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