Still Confused About Which Surgery is Right for You?
We get this question quite a bit, is weight loss surgery right for me? Which one then? Weighing your lifestyle and the costs of surgery are the two major points usually discussed. Never fret, though, you have options! The surgeons at Western Bariatric Institute (WBI) perform multiple types of weight loss surgical procedures which allow patients to have options in determining the safest and most effective procedure for their situation.
Weight loss is a decrease in body weight resulting from voluntary activities like diet and exercise, as well as through involuntary situations like illness. However, many seriously overweight people have difficulty losing weight even when engaging in voluntary activities and consulting medical professionals for supervised dietary and physical activity regimens.Weight loss surgery is known as bariatric surgery in the industry and involves surgical procedures done on the stomach and/or intestines to help a person with extreme obesity lose weight.* This is usually considered in persons with a BMI of 40 or more, or those with a BMI from 35-39.9 who are experiencing health problems like type II diabetes or heart disease (comorbidities). *results can vary!
Research and experience have made bariatric surgery a highly effective method to reduce excess weight. With the procedures available through Western Bariatric Institute, most patients experience improvement or complete resolution of their health co-morbidities and lose an average of 69% – 82% of excess weight over the course of 12-54 months (WebMD).* In addition, 95% of people state that their quality of life improved after surgery. *results may vary.
Surgery costs depend on how your insurance is contracted with WBI and with your preferred facility. For a good reference though, our Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure price is $15,905* when you choose to self-pay. The prices of our other popular procedures differ slightly, but Nevada is notorious for having some of the lowest-priced weight loss procedures in the country. *price subject to change without notice. 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.
Important to Remember
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. The goal is not to scare potential patients out of getting bariatric surgery, but rather to be upfront 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.
Western Bariatric Institute is aware that weight loss surgery is a significant investment. However, it is an investment in a new lease on life. The benefits one can experience after surgery are innumerable. If you think you are a candidate for weight loss surgery, please contact us via our website or give our friendly staff a call at 775-326-9152.
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