• Alternative to Lapband Surgery

    Gastric banding is a common weight loss surgery procedure that has helped numerous men and women achieve a healthy weight in a safe, controlled manner. Dr. Bernie Hanna is one of the more experienced surgeons in Las Vegas. In order to achieve truly outstanding results, he customizes every procedure and carefully monitors each patient’s progress.The most common bariatric surgery procedures are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Each surgery has its own advantages.
    You may be a candidate for weight loss surgery if:
    • You’re an obese adult, especially if you have a weight-related condition, such as type 2 diabetes.
    • You do your research to know the risks and benefits.
    • You’re ready to adjust how you eat after the surgery.
    • You’re committed to making lifestyle changes to keep the weight off.
    • You understand surgery is not a quick fix and will take consistent effort.
    You may be a candidate if you are extremely obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of at least 30, and with a weight-related condition.
    If you’re considering Bariatric surgery in Las Vegas NV, contact us for a weight loss consultation to get you started on your weight loss journey today!

  • Bariatric Doctors

    A Bariatric Doctor is a licensed licensed Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) who specializes in medical weight management. Bariatric physicians may treat overweight and obese patients with diet, nutritionexercise, behavioral therapy, appropriate medications, or any combination of these treatments. A Baratric Doctor can  also be called a Bariatrician or a Bariatric Surgeon. If you’re looking for a diet Doctor in Las Vegas or anywhere in the US, Dr. Bernie Hanna is the top Bariatric Doctor.

  • Bariatric Surgeon

    A Bariatric Surgeon is a surgeon who preforms bariatric operations to aid in weight loss. 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.

     

  • Gastric Sleeve

    The Gastric Sleeve / Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure is a restrictive procedure that by creating a smaller stomach pouch, limits the amount of food that can be eaten at any one time. You feel full sooner and stay full longer. As you eat less food the body will stop storing excess calories and start using its fat supply for energy. In addition by removing a part of the stomach we eliminate a portion of the hunger hormone Grehlin which causes a decrease in appetite. Food passes through the digestive tract in the usual order allowing for normal digestion.

    Dr. Bernie Hanna will perform a thorough pre-surgical consultation to determine whether you are a candidate for Gastric Sleeve surgery. He will evaluate your BMI, your overall health and any medications you are taking, as well as your weight loss needs and goals. Based on this information, he will tell you whether you are a candidate for surgery and whether this procedure or another weight loss procedure would be your best choice.

    Las Vegas Baratrics offers affordable Gastric Sleeve surgery in Las Vegas NV, USA. Dr. Hanna also performs Lap-Band, gastric bypass and revision weight loss surgery procedures. If you would like to learn more about these treatments and how they compare, contact Dr. Bernie Hanna today by calling (702) 384-1160 .

  • Bariatric Bypass

    Gastric Bypass is a laparoscopic procedure using small incisions to divide the stomach into a small upper pouch and a much larger remnant pouch. The small pouch is then reattached to the small intestine, allowing food to bypass a portion of the digestive track. It is the most involved procedure and the oldest of the three procedures. This surgery leads to a significant reduction in the functional volume of the stomach, which is accompanied by a change to the physiological and physical response to food.

    How It Works – How It Helps You Lose Weight

    Gastric bypass surgery limits the amount of food that can be eaten at any one time by reducing the size of the stomach over 90%. A normal stomach can stretch, resulting in a size of over 1000 mL. After surgery, the small pouch may only be 15 mL in size and is usually formed from the part of the stomach that is least likely to stretch.

    When the patient ingests a small amount of food, the stomach’s first response is to stretch the stomach pouch. This stretching stimulates nerves that tell the brain that the stomach is full, resulting in the patient having a sense of fullness. The fullness will feel as if a large meal was eaten with just a small amount of food, and the patient will feel full for a longer period of time. In addition, by bypassing a portion of the intestine the body absorbs fewer calories. As less food is eaten, and fewer calories are absorbed, the body will stop storing excess calories and start using its fat supply for energy.

    If you are ready to change your life and lose your excess pounds for good, contact the weight loss surgery Las Vegas offices of Dr. Bernie Hanna today by calling (702)384-1160.

  • Lap Band Surgery

    Gastric banding is a common weight loss surgery procedure that has helped numerous men and women achieve a healthy weight in a safe, controlled manner. Dr. Bernie Hanna is one of the more experienced surgeons in Las Vegas. In order to achieve truly outstanding results, he customizes every procedure and carefully monitors each patient’s progress. Explore the paragraphs below to learn more about this weight loss option.

    This option for weight loss surgery is minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure that takes about 30 minutes to perform. An adjustable band is wrapped around the upper part of the stomach dividing it into a small upper pouch that holds about ½ cup of food, and a larger lower stomach.

    By creating a smaller stomach pouch, it limits the amount of food that one eats at any one time. This allows you to feel full sooner and stay full longer feeling satisfied. The degree of tightness affects how much food you can eat and the length of time it takes for food to leave the stomach which allows you to stay satisfied with a small amount for a longer period of time. As you eat less your body will store less calories and you will start burning fat for energy which increases the weight loss. This procedure is reversible and is the least invasive, safest procedure.

    Generally, candidates for this surgical procedure have a body mass index over 40 kg/m2, or are more than 100 pounds over their ideal body weight. It can be performed on a person with a BMI of 35-40 kg/m2 if there are other medical conditions that are weight-related, such as high blood pressure (hypertension) or diabetes.

  • Bariatric Surgery

    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.

    Many people who have the surgery lose weight quickly, but regain some weight later on. As long as diet and exercise recommendations are followed, most of the weight can be kept off. Medical follow ups will be required for the rest of the patient’s life.

  • Weight Loss Surgery

    Wondering if Weight Loss Surgery is for you?
    When deciding if Weight Loss Surgery is right for you and which Bariatric surgical procedures work for you. 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 weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).
    The most common bariatric surgery procedures are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Each surgery has its own advantages.
    You may be a candidate for weight loss surgery if:
    • You’re an obese adult, especially if you have a weight-related condition, such as type 2 diabetes.
    • You do your research to know the risks and benefits.
    • You’re ready to adjust how you eat after the surgery.
    • You’re committed to making lifestyle changes to keep the weight off.
    • You understand surgery is not a quick fix and will take consistent effort.
    You may be a candidate if you are extremely obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of at least 30, and with a weight-related condition.
    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!

  • Gastric Bypass

    Gastric Bypass
    The bypass procedure involves creating a small pouch of a stomach and moving part of the small intestine up, effectively “bypassing” part of the intestine. Not only does this limit the amount of food that can be consumed in one sitting, but it also limits the amount of intestine involved in digesting the food. Because only part of the intestine is involved, the body is able to absorb fewer calories from any food that is consumed.

  • Dr Bernie Hanna

    Dr. Bernie Hanna is 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. Our staff is always approachable and available to meet your needs. We focus on quality. We are committed to our patients over the long term and follow them indefinitely, which increases your chances of long-term success. In sticking with the program our patients will experience excellent outcomes over time.

  • Las Vegas Bariatrics

    Las Vegas Bariatrics is an accredited Bariatric Center of Excellence operating under Dr. 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.

  • Nausea
    • Take nausea meds around the clock every 6 hours. For the first two days.
    • Sip very slowly only clear liquids.
    • Stop anything that makes you nauseated like medicines or food until your nausea is under control.
    • Pain Medication can cause nausea especially on empty stomach so limit pain meds.
  • Vomiting
    • Are you nauseated?
    • Take nausea meds
    • Maybe you are drinking too much or too fast?
    • Slow down. Sip slowly. Only clear liquids.
    • Goal is to stay hydrated. Drink up to 8 glasses of fluids daily.
    • If unable to keep fluids down, may need home IV.
  • Pain
    • Limit pain medicine as this can cause nausea and constipation.
    • Walking will help with discomfort from trapped gas.
  • Constipation
    • Make sure that you are hydrating well
    • Drink enough fluids-water.
    • May take a stool softener
  • Light Headed
    • Check Blood Pressure
    • If low, hold blood pressure medicine and see primary MD
    • Check Blood Sugar
    • If low hold diabetes meds and see primary MD or Endocrinologist
  • Blurry Vision
    • Remove Scopolamine patch. Wash your hands, and the area with soapy water.