Is it time to change your life? If you're experiencing difficulties losing weight and keeping it off, bariatric surgery may be an option for you. Look to The Center for Surgical Weight Loss @ North Vista Hospital to help you achieve healthy, long-term weight loss. In addition to reducing overall body weight with bariatric surgery, we help you improve overall body composition, which is a healthy ratio of body fat to muscle tissue, to ultimately improve your health and quality of life.
The Center for Surgical Weight Loss @ North Vista Hospital is an accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) as a Center of Excellence and includes experienced surgeons who combine expertise, personalized service and advanced techniques and technologies including:
Adjustable gastric banding – An inflated, silicone band-like device is fastened around the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch. This procedure slows and reduces the amount of food consumed at one time while creating a feeling of fullness.
Roux-En-Y gastric bypass – A small pouch is separated from the top of the stomach and sealed with staples. The small intestine is divided and attached to the new stomach pouch allowing for digestion to continue. While your intake of food is dramatically limited and you will experience a sense of fullness more quickly, the food you eat is digested and absorbed quite well.
Sleeve gastrectomy – Also called a gastric sleeve, this procedure involves dividing and stapling the stomach vertically. This removes about 85% of the stomach and the remaining pouch, or sleeve, is about the size of a banana. It restricts the amount of food you can eat and allows for normal digestion and absorption.
Revision weight loss surgery - While a single surgical weight loss surgery is often sufficient, some patients may not achieve the desired results from one procedure. Our center, in conjunction with your surgeon, can help you reach your weight loss and lifestyle goals through a variety of available revision procedures.
Is weight loss surgery right for you? Please complete the following quiz to determine if you are a potential candidate for weight loss surgery:
Are you at least 80 pounds overweight?
Do you have any of the following conditions: Diabetes, hypertension, GERD (heartburn or reflux), arthritis in weight-bearing joints (knees, ankles, hips or back), high cholesterol, sleep apnea or infertility?
Does your weight stop you from doing activities you enjoy?
Do you feel you will be able to comply with life-long dietary changes?
Do you have a Body Mass Index of 30 or more? Please see calculator below..
If your answer is ‘yes’ to the above questions, then please consider attending one of our free weight loss seminars to learn how weight loss surgery can help you.
What is you body mass index? Body mass index (BMI) is a mathematical formula of height and weight, and is used to determine if a person is underweight, at a healthy weight, overweight or obese. Determining your BMI is an effective way to consider if your weight puts you at risk for serious health issues, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or sleep apnea, just to name a few. If you are facing health risks due to being overweight or obese (BMI of 30 or more), please call 1-877-921-WELL (9355) or CLICK HERE to reserve your spot at a free seminar conducted by our surgeons.
Check your BMI now with our free online BMI calculator.
To receive a Center of Excellence designation from the ASMBS, a center must go through an extensive approval process, including an onsite inspection of the facility. The stringent certification criteria stress safety, proficiency and volume. The ASMBS Center of Excellence criteria includes the following:
Hospitals must perform at least 125 bariatric surgeries per year.
Bariatric surgeons at these Centers of Excellence must have performed at least 125 bariatric surgeries during their career and must continue to perform 50 surgeries per year.
Centers of Excellence must be staffed by a multidisciplinary bariatric team including surgeons, nurses and other consultants.
All centers must pass a rigorous onsite inspection.
All centers must report their long-term outcomes. The information gathered in this database is our to analyze the safety and benefits of bariatric surgery.
All centers must be re-evaluated with an onsite inspection every three years.
The Center for Surgical Weight Loss @ North Vista Hospital has improved the lives of thousands of people not only in Southern Nevada, but throughout the western United States. It is a certified Center of Excellence that has performed more weight loss surgeries than any other hospital in Nevada. Are you ready for the next step? Begin your journey today - North Vista Hospital is here to help.
Call 1-877-921-WELL (9355)
1409 E. Lake Mead Blvd.
North Las Vegas, NV 89030