• Metabolic Surgery

    The term Metabolic Surgery is used to describe surgical procedures to treat metabolic diseases and conditions like high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and type 2 diabetes.

    Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. These conditions include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels.

    In 2009 the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) changed its name to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) to promote information on the beneficial effects of surgeries for weight loss in treating metabolic diseases, especially Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM).

     

  • WLS

    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!

  • Keyhole Surgery

    What is a keyhole surgery?

    Keyhole or minimally invasive surgery is a method of carrying out an operation without having to make a large incision. It is also known as laparoscopic surgery when used to operate on the abdomen.

    Benefits of keyhole surgery

    Patients tend to recover earlier from keyhole surgeries because the incisions are usually small. One side effect of ‘open’ surgery – minimised with keyhole surgery – is ‘adhesions’. This is where internal organs stick together and form bands of scar tissue, which can be painful and cause obstruction.

  • Weight loss Plateau

    Being stuck at a weight loss plateau

    This eventually happens to everyone who tries to lose weight. Even so, most people are surprised when it happens to them because they’re still eating carefully and exercising regularly. The frustrating reality is that even well-planned weight-loss efforts can stall.

    What can causes a weight loss plateau?

    During the first few weeks of losing weight, a rapid drop is normal. In part, this is because when you cut calories, the body gets needed energy initially by releasing its stores of glycogen, a type of carbohydrate found in the muscles and liver.

    Glycogen is partly made of water, so when glycogen is burned for energy, it releases water, resulting in weight loss that’s mostly water. This effect is temporary, however.

    As you lose weight, you lose some muscle along with fat. Muscle helps keep the rate at which you burn calories (metabolism) up. So as you lose weight, your metabolism declines, causing you to burn fewer calories than you did at your heavier weight.

    Getting past a weight loss plateau

    If your efforts to get past a weight-loss plateau aren’t working, talk with your doctor or a dietitian about other tactics to try. Whatever you do, don’t give up and revert to your old eating and exercise habits. That may cause you to regain the weight you’ve lost. Celebrate your success and continue your efforts to maintain your weight loss.

  • Weight Control

    Importance of Weight Control

    Weight control and keeping a healthy weight is very important to your health. If you are underweight or overweight, or suffer from obesity, you may have a higher risk of certain health problems.

    Around two thirds of adults in the U.S. are overweight or suffer from obesity. Achieving a healthy weight can help you control your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. Weight control can also help you prevent weight-related diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and some cancers.

    Eating too much or not being physically active enough will make you overweight. To maintain your weight, the calories you eat must equal the energy you burn. To lose weight, you must use more calories than you eat. A weight-control strategy might include

    • Choosing low-fat, low-calorie foods
    • Eating smaller portions
    • Drinking water instead of sugary drinks
    • Being physically active

    Along with bariatric surgery at Las Vegas Bariatrics we have many options available to assist with weight control.

  • Benefits of Bariatric Supplements

    Bariatric Supplements are extremely important for patients who undergo weight loss surgery.

    Patients should be taking some form of bariatric supplements or vitamins. Research has proven that all bariatric surgery patients are at risk for deficiencies of vitamins B1, B12, A, C, K, D, as well as iron, zinc, selenium, copper, and folate.

    Studies show Bariatric Supplements are beneficial after Bariatric Surgery. Making sure that you consume the proper vitamins and minerals is important for maintaining a healthy body. Supplements aid brain function, metabolism, appetite, healing, and many other benefits. You can usually get these nutrients from the foods you eat, but if you’ve had Bariatric Surgery, you may need to take bariatric vitamins or supplements to offset malabsorption and changes in your nutrient intake.

    Patients who have had bariatric surgery, should ensure they are getting all the nutrients your body needs, which may be tricky with your new, more limited, post-weight loss surgery diet. Bariatric surgery can also result in vitamin malabsorption that then leads to negative conditions that develop as a result of these deficiencies without the aid of bariatric supplements.

    Your doctor can provide nutrient details specific to your surgery. It is important to discuss with your doctor to find out your nutritional needs post bariatric surgery. To buy Bariatric Advantage or Fusion Bariatric Products Contact Las Vegas Bariatrics so we can assist you in purchasing your desired product(s).

     

  • Gastric Band Removal

    Gastric Band Removal surgery may be right for you. Many studies have shown that more than half of the gastric bands are removed due to inadequate weight loss or complications after 7-10 years.

    The common Lap Band, Gastric Band, or Adjustable Gastric Band complications include:
    Food Intolerance: Patients may develop difficulty swallowing, severe nausea and vomiting. Some even throw up multiple times a day.
    Heartburn or Reflux: Some patients may develop heartburn or esophagitis after Lap Band surgery.
    Band Slippage: This may cause severe pain/nausea and may require emergent surgical revision/removal of the gastric band.
    Band Erosion/Port Infection: This is a rare complication. Gastric Band erosion causes long-term port infection in most cases.
    Esophageal Dilation: With the restriction from the Gastric Band, the food may be stuck in the esophagus. In the long term, this may cause esophageal dilation.
    Inadequate Weight Loss: Even though the Gastric Band had reasonable initial weight loss, weight regain is much more common in Gastric Banding patients than patients who had gastric sleeve or gastric bypass surgery.
    Laparoscopic Gastric Band Removal
    Most lap band removal procedures can be done laparoscopically. This is a relatively easy and safe operation depending on existing complications.

    The steps of a Gastric Band removal surgery are as follows:
    Insert laparoscopic instruments through small incisions. In most cases, the surgeon can use the old incision.
    Cut the scar tissue around the band.
    Cut the tubing and band.
    Pull out the band from around the stomach.
    During the initial operation, the upper part of the stomach (fundus) is usually sutured to the part of the stomach above the band to prevent band migration. Some general surgeons tend to leave the adhesions and those sutures in place during the Lap Band removal surgery. However, it is very important to remove those sutures and lyse the adhesions. This will restore the original anatomy of the stomach and make subsequent or later revision surgery much easier.
    After the gastric band removal, removal or incision of the perigastric capsule (dense scar tissue around the upper part of the stomach or esophagus) will reduce the chance of obstruction after surgery.
    The subcutaneous port is removed
    For patients who want to convert to a more effective bariatric procedure, the surgeon may proceed with the sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass surgery following the removal of gastric band or perform a revision three months later.
    Lap Band Conversion to Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass
    If you have an intolerance and/or complication to the gastric band, such as nausea, vomiting, dysphagia, slippage, or erosion, removal of your band offers immediate symptom relief. However, without converting to another bariatric procedure, many patients regain weight after Lap Band removal.

    It’s very important for a patient in need of revision surgery to choose an experienced surgeon. Doctors who don’t do a lot of these procedures may not use the most up to date surgical techniques and not follow up with the patient as much as essential to post- revision surgery success.

    Dr. Bernie Hanna has extensive experience with revision procedures. His experience and reputation sets him apart as one of the leading Bariatric surgeons in The Las Vegas area and has been voted ‘Top Surgeon” by his peers in 2006, 2007 and 2013. Patients from all over the country and the world go to Las Vegas Bariatrics to be under the care of Dr. Bernie Hanna.

  • VSG Surgery

    Change your life with VSG Surgery. VSG Surgery also called a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, is a surgical weight-loss procedure. This type of procedure is usually performed laparoscopically. Used by inserting small instruments through multiple small incisions in the upper abdomen. During sleeve gastrectomy, about 80 percent of the stomach is removed, the remaining stomach is a tube-shaped about the size and shape of a banana.

    By limiting the size of your stomach it restricts the amount of food you are able to consume. The procedure also prompts hormonal changes that assist with weight loss. These hormonal changes also help relieve conditions associated with being overweight, such as high blood pressure or heart disease.

    Sleeve gastrectomy is done to help you lose excess weight and reduce your risk of life-threatening weight-related health problems, including:

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Heart disease
    High blood pressure
    High cholesterol
    Obstructive sleep apnea
    Type 2 diabetes
    Stroke
    Infertility
    VSG Surgery is typically done only after you’ve tried to lose weight by improving your diet and exercise habits.

    In general, VSG surgery or vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery could be an option for you if:

    Your body BMI is 40 or higher.
    Your BMI is 35 to 39.9, and you have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea. In some cases, you may qualify for certain types of weight-loss surgery if your BMI is 30 to 34 and you have serious weight-related health problems.

    At Las Vegas Bariatrics Dr. Bernie Hanna will perform a thorough pre-surgical consultation to determine whether you are a candidate for Vertical 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 Bariatrics offers affordable VSG surgery in Las Vegas NV, USA. Dr. Hanna also performs gastric band removal, 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 or filling out our contact form.

  • Portion Control

    Portion Control does not necessarily mean you have to eat extremely tiny amounts of food.  Preparing for or post Bariatric Surgery it is important to eat less. Portion control may seem difficult because we have to retrain our brains into thinking it is enough food. Here are some tips to assist with portion control:

    1. Use a smaller plate

    2. Don’t double your carbs

    3. Give measuring cups a go

    4. Be selective with your seconds

    5. Don’t pick at leftovers

    6. 20-minute rule

    7. Check food labels

    8. Ask for less

  • Protein Shake

    It is important to know that not all Protein Shakes are the same and some may not be appropriate for Bariatric Patients. You want a Protein shake that has at least 20 grams of good quality protein with  no more than 300 calories, and 15 grams of sugar or less. Bariatric Advantage or Fusion is a great Protein Shake option that is catered to Bariatric needs.

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  • Diet

    Your Diet is a very important part of medical weight loss Leading up to and after your Bariatric Surgery your Diet is very important. Diet recommendations and restrictions may vary from patient to patient but they generally follow the same approach to ease back into solid foods. Your doctor or dietitian will talk to you about your specific diet restrictions and explain what types of food and how much you can eat at every meal.

    • Eat and drink slowly. Take at least 30 to 60 mins to eat each meal and 60 mins to drink 1 cup of liquid.
    • Keep meals small. Eat six times a day. Each meal should include about a half-cup to 1 cup of food.
    • Drink liquids between meals. You’ll need to drink at least 8 cups of fluids a day. But avoid drinking too much liquid at or around mealtime.
    • Chew food thoroughly. Take small bites of food and chew them to a pureed consistency before swallowing.
    • Focus on high-protein foods. Eat these foods before you eat other foods in your meal.
    • Avoid foods that are high in fat and sugar. These foods travel quickly through your digestive system and cause dumping syndrome.
    • Take recommended vitamin and mineral supplements. After surgery your body won’t be able to absorb enough nutrients from your food. You will need to take a multivitamin supplement every day.
  • Dumping Syndrome

    Are you suffering from Dumping Syndrome? Dumping Syndrome is a medical condition that develop after Bariatric Surgery. Dumping Syndrome may occur when food, most often sugar, moves too quickly from your stomach into your small bowel. Your Diet after bariatric surgery is very important. Signs and symptoms of Dumping Syndrome include abdominal cramps and diarrhea within 10 to 30 minutes of eating or 1 to 3 hours after eating.  Other symptoms may include:

    • Feeling bloated or too full after eating
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Abdominal cramps
    • Diarrhea
    • Flushing
    • Dizziness, lightheadedness
    • Rapid heart rate

    Dumping Syndrome can be prevented by properly changing your Diet after Bariatric Surgery by eating smaller meals and reducing high sugar foods. Severe cases of Dumping Syndrome may need to be treated by medications or surgery. If you experience any of the symptoms of dumping syndrome be sure to contact us at Las Vegas Bariatrics or reach out to your primary doctor to help come up with a plan to treat and prevent future occurrences.

  • Nutritionist

    A Nutritionist is an important part to your medical weight loss. A nutritionist someone who can plan or formulate meals for people with special needs, health problems, weight loss needs or a need for more energy. A Nutritionist can play a very important part in the success of your Weight Loss Journey. There are many benefits to following a diet planned out by a Nutritionist. A properly followed diet set by a nutritionist can help reduce life threatening issues caused by obesity. Weight loss allows patients to lead a healthier, happier and longer life. Many of the health problems associated with obesity either improve or go away. These include:

    Diabetes
    Heart Disease
    High Blood Pressure
    Respiratory Problems such as sleep apnea, asthma
    Orthopedic Problems such as arthritis, back pain, joint pain,
    Infertility
    High cholesterol
    Acid reflux
    Depression
    Improved quality of life
    Long-term studies have shown that weight loss surgery causes significant long-term loss of weight, recovery from diabetes, improvement in cardiovascular risk factors, and a reduction in mortality of 23% from 40%. So adding a Nutritionist can add years and quality to your life.

  • Alternative to Lapband Surgery

    Lapband Surgery or 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 alternative to lapband surgery are bariatric surgery procedures such as 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 Doctors may treat overweight and obese patients with diet, nutritionexercise, behavioral therapy, appropriate medications, or any combination of these treatments. A Bariatric Doctor can  also be called a Bariatrician or a Bariatric Surgeon. If you’re looking for a Bariatric Doctor in Las Vegas or anywhere in the US, Dr. Bernie Hanna is the top Bariatric Surgeon.

  • 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.

     

  • 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 Bariatrics 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 the these treatments and how they compare, contact Dr. Bernie Hanna today by calling (702) 384-1160 .

  • Bariatric Bypass

    Interested in Bariatric Surgery? A Bariatric Bypass or 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 tract. It is the most involved procedure and the oldest of the three procedures. Bariatric bypass 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

    The Lap Band surgery or 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 re-gain 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 right 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

    Interested in Gastric Bypass? The Gastric 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 Top doctor in Las Vegas and 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. Dr. Bernie 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. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgeons, a member of The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, the Nevada State Medical Association, Clark County Medical Society, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

  • 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.