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Chef Robert Hesse of Hell’s Kitchen had bariatric surgery at WBI and has lost over 300 pounds! Read about his journey and stay updated!

RENO, Nev. – Eldorado celebrity chef and Hell’s Kitchen fan favorite, Robert Hesse, is scheduled to undergo weight loss surgery with Western Bariatric Institute (WBI) at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. Hesse, 35, will undergo vertical sleeve gastrectomy, one of the newest weight loss procedures performed by surgeons throughout the country. Many people who are obese have struggled for years to lose weight through diet and exercise but fail. Only after they have tried other methods of losing weight are they considered candidates for weight-loss surgery.Vertical sleeve gastrectomy, or “sleeve”, is one of the newest weight loss procedures and is the fastest growing procedure in the United States. The sleeve procedure removes about 80 percent of the stomach and generates weight loss by reducing appetite and promoting satiety as well as producing hormonal changes in the gut. “What makes the sleeve gastrectomy especially appealing is that it avoids the potential long-term problems associated with other weight loss procedures while providing excellent

Only after they have tried other methods of losing weight are they considered candidates for weight-loss surgery. Vertical sleeve gastrectomy, or “sleeve,” is one of the newest weight loss procedures and is the fastest growing procedure in the United States. The sleeve procedure removes about 85% of the stomach, generating weight loss by reducing appetite and promoting satiety, as well as producing hormonal changes in the gut. “What makes the sleeve gastrectomy especially appealing is that it avoids the potential long-term problems associated with other weight loss procedures while providing excellent

“What makes the sleeve gastrectomy especially appealing is that it avoids the potential long-term problems associated with other weight loss procedures while providing excellent results.” says Dr. John Ganser, Medical Director at Western Bariatric Institute. Currently, Chef Robert Hesse works as a chef for the Eldorado Casino. Hesse was inspired to cook by watching his grandmother and mother in the kitchen as a boy growing up in Long Island, NY. After receiving his degree in Culinary Arts, Robert brought his “strong island” street-honed personality to the hit FOX reality show, Hell’s Kitchen and into the hearts of America as the Season 5 fan favorite.

“I want people to know the real work begins the day after my surgery. You can’t save the world until you save yourself,” adds Hesse.

 

About Western Bariatric Institute

Western Bariatric Institute is a leading force in weight loss surgery – performing over 2,000 minimally-invasive procedures – and are fellows of the American College of Surgeons as well as an accredited “Center of Excellence” by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Follow Chef Robert on his weight loss journey, or watch our online seminar. Don’t forget to visit WBIReno.com or call 775-326-9152 for a consultation.

Celebrity Chef and ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Fan Favorite, Robert Hesse will be undergoing the “sleeve gastrectomy” on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

Follow his journey and video diary on this page. Stay Tuned!!

Thank you to Western Bariatric Institute, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center and Associated Anesthesiologists for generously donating services to Chef Robert Hesse.

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