WLS is a widely accepted acronym for weight loss surgery.

Weight loss surgery causes weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption.

Most WLS procedures today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).

WLS procedures have been adapted and improved for over 50 years. While the procedures offered vary in their methods of achieving weight loss, they all place a restriction on the stomach capacity (sometimes including other organs of the digestive system) to digest large amounts of food and absorb nutrients. After surgery the patient will feel full after eating much smaller portions than they have been used to eating.

If you’re considering weight loss surgery in Las Vegas, Contact Las Vegas Bariatrics for a weight loss consultation to get you started on your weight loss journey today!

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