Bariatric Surgery

Live happy, healthy, longer

Take back your health.

Get started with the best education, support, and care from our weight loss surgery program.

Attain a Better Quality of Life

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Cure Obesity Health Conditions

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Increase Your Longevity

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Lose Weight Effectively and Safely

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Online Seminar

We offer a free bariatric surgery seminar presented by John Ganser MD, FACS. Please register to learn more about:

  • Western Surgical's Bariatric Surgery Division - Western Bariactric Institute
  • The Obesity Epidemic
  • Weight Loss Surgery Options
Bariatric Seminar Video

Attain a Better Quality of Life

Obesity damages our self esteem, relationships, careers, physical function, and sexual health leading to increased anxiety and depression. These effects change who we are and severely impact our quality of life.

Bariatric surgery patients report significant improvements in quality of life one year following surgery.

Dealing with obesity won’t fix problems from the past. Losing weight won’t mend broken relationships. These are issues you should be in good health to deal with. Bariatric surgery is the most effective way to begin healing.

It won’t be easy. It will be easier.

You can conquer life with a better state of mind.

Live Happy

Quality of Life Improvements

Reported increases in quality of life scores one year following surgery.

  • 1.6x Self Esteem
  • 2.8x Physical Activity
  • 1.28x Social Life
  • 3.1x Work Ability
  • 4x Sexual Health
Cure Obesity Health Conditions

Obesity causes new medical conditions and aggravates existing ones.

Bariatric surgery cures or improves obesity related health conditions.


  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Cholesterol abnormalities
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Venous stasis
  • Urinary stress incontinence

You can cure or improve obesity related conditions.

Live Healthy

86% of patients achieve remission

Heart Health

High blood pressure resolves in 62% of patients and resolves or improves in 78%

70% of patients improve hyperlipidemia

Reduced risk of heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular events

Sleep Apnea

86% of patients achieve remission

Increase Your Longevity

Bariactric surgery patients live longer versus patients who do not have surgery.

Mortality decreases up to 89%

These are incredible life saving results.

If weight loss diets and exercise have not produced lasting results, don’t worry this is normal.

Obesity alters our metabolic state which makes it hard for our bodies to balance our weight. It is difficult to achieve lasting results without surgery.

You can gain the advantage against obesity.

Live Longer


92% reduction in deaths


60% reduction in deaths

Heart Disease

56% reduction in deaths

Lose Weight Effectively and Safely

Bariatric surgery is recognized as the most safe and effective treatment for obesity.

We offer minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic treatments. These treatments decrease surgical risks and improve recovery times. Treatment is performed at the hospital and usually only requires one night in the hospital.

All surgical procedures have risks. When reviewing these risks with a physician, it is important to consider:

The risks of obesity are greater than bariatric surgery

We will work diligently with you to explain the risks and provide a very safe experience.

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Results are better when obesity is treated early

Better surgical outcomes

Better weight loss

Better remission of obesity related health conditions

Patient Stories

We proudly serve patients from Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fernley and many other surrounding communities.

Watch as these amazing patients adjust to their new lifestyles.

Patient Stories Video

Before & After

Patient before bariatric surgery
Patient after bariatric surgery

Our Bariactric Surgeons

Our surgeons have performed over 5,000 minimally invasive weight loss procedures and there is always a bariatric surgeon on-call. As one of the nation’s first Bariatric Centers of Excellence, and the first in Northern Nevada, you can be confident you are receiving education, support and care from one of the most comprehensive programs in the country.

Your care will also extend well beyond surgery, with an exclusive support group network and continuing online education through our news feed.

Learn more about our program.

John Ganser Video

John Ganser, MD, FACS

Lars Webb Video

Lars Webb, MD, FACS

Our Staff

Our staff boasts nationally recognized clinicians, including the region’s only Doctor of Nursing Practice, specializing in bariatric care.

Mid Levels

Laurie McGinley, DNP, RN, APRN-BC, CNS-BC, CBN

Laurie McGinley, DNP, RN, APRN-BC, CNS-BC, CBN

Curtis Smith, PA-C

Curtis Smith, PA-C

Christopher Hall, MSN, APRN-BC

Christopher Hall, MSN, APRN-BC

Patient Advocates

Mason Hermosillo, Patient Advocate


Adam Lett, Patient Advocate


Karina Ramirez, Patient Advocate


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