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New Bariatric Guidelines Released by Major Societies

December 8, 2022

If you have spent time researching bariatric surgery, you’ll note that the basic guidelines to qualify for surgery are pretty much set in stone. You must have a BMI of 40 or a BMI of 35 or above with one or more comorbidities (diseases associated with obesity) to qualify for […]

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Having WLS

November 10, 2022

I’ll be honest. I’m the studious type. I read a LOT before having my weight loss surgery. I’d read about where the incisions would be, what recovery would be like, the different diet phases, potential complications, expected timelines, macros, etc. But even I didn’t know EVERYTHING! Read on to learn […]

How Bariatric Surgery Changed My Life

August 24, 2022

If I’m being totally honest, a lot of what drove my decision to have bariatric surgery was vain.  I wanted to feel attractive.  I wanted to buy clothes at any store, to wear any style.  I was fortunate enough not to really have any health problems related to my weight.  […]

How Do I Know I’m Ready for Bariatric Surgery?

July 20, 2022

So, you’re considering having bariatric surgery.  It’s a big decision and not one to be made lightly!  So, how do you know if you’re ready?  Read on for some questions to ask yourself to help you make the right decision for you. Are You Ready to Eat Differently? Bariatric surgery […]

Getting Into Pre-Op Shape

February 24, 2022

Many people incorrectly assume that life change starts only after bariatric surgery.  Life change should start quite a while BEFORE weight loss surgery to have the best outcome!  Read on to get some great tips on how to get yourself into pre-op shape! Surgery of any kind takes a toll […]

Patient Spotlight – Natalie

November 4, 2021

Not all the patients that we see are here for elective surgery. In fact, as part of his privileges, Dr. Tsuda must be on call at the hospital periodically. When we get the call, it’s usually something urgent. In fact, Natalie arrived at the hospital with potentially life-threatening diaphragm and […]

Bariatric Surgery Revisions and Conversions

July 5, 2021

When a patient gains weight after their primary bariatric procedure – usually several years after surgery, if ever, we evaluate whether it is simply a lifestyle issue, where the patient is not compliant with their post-operative lifestyle, or whether the procedure needs to be converted or revised to offer better […]

The Importance of a Pre-operative Psychological Evaluation

June 21, 2021

Many patients don’t realize the importance of their psychological evaluation before bariatric surgery and, in turn, do not take advantage of the professional assistance that they can receive. In fact, many patients believe that the need for a psychological evaluation means that there may be something wrong with them. That […]

How Much Does the Gastric Sleeve Cost?

May 10, 2021

Being that the gastric sleeve is the most popular bariatric procedure in the United States, many of our patients wonder exactly how much it will cost and unfortunately, the answer to that does vary. The variance is ultimately in how you intend to pay for surgery. A number of Nevada […]

A New Understanding Of Osteoarthritis

April 26, 2021

Obese patients are often told by their doctors that the extra weight they carry can contribute to osteoarthritis – a degenerative form of arthritis often caused by wear and tear on the joints. Decades ago, it was mostly middle to older age adults that experienced osteoarthritis, but the average age […]

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