Bariatric surgery is a technical term for weight loss surgery. This category of procedures is relatively new, but the reported health benefits have saved many lives worldwide. These benefits include recovery from type I and II diabetes, cardiovascular system improvements, and extended lifetime.

Gastric Bypass Procedure Diagram

Western Bariatric Institute in Reno, Nevada is a dedicated weight-loss unit. We specialize in three primary bariatric weight loss surgeries: Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Adjustable Gastric Banding. These surgeries all work under the general premise of restricting food intake to induce weight loss.

We want to stress that these procedures are not a quick fix to obesity. Weight loss involves committed effort on the part of the patient before, during, and after surgery. Your stomach is not optimized to go through such rapid change. Therefore, the patient must adapt their habits to ease their body into a regular state.

Patients must revert to a liquid diet (broths, gelatin deserts, and sugar-free juices) post-operation. They may experience nausea, dehydration, and vomiting. These symptoms will challenge patients’ will-power, but these temporary discomforts are well worth the benefits experienced from rapid weight loss.

The goal is not to scare potential patients out of getting bariatric surgery, but rather to be up front about the pros and cons. Just know that when you go through a procedure at Western Bariatric Institute, you will have the support of both your family as well as our friendly staff. We encourage interested individuals to browse our testimonials, as well as surf the web to further research the weight loss options out there.

If you have questions about any element of our weight loss procedures, please call 1-775-326-9152 or visit our contact page to request a consultation.