Surgical weight loss options in Reno are everywhere, but starting with Western Bariatric ensures that your surgery will go smoothly and you will have a trusted partner through the entirety of your journey, no matter how long it takes. At Western Bariatric Institute, your journey will include much more than just weight loss surgery. Our surgeons have performed over 4,000 minimally invasive weight loss procedures and there is always a bariatric surgeon on-call. Our goal at Western Bariatric Institute is to provide the safest treatment for our patients. We are committed to using the most innovative techniques wherever possible, to ensure a better surgical experience and better outcomes.

The decision to move forward with weight loss surgery is not one that should be taken lightly – it takes time, planning and dedication. The talented surgeons at Western Bariatric Institute (WBI) have performed multiple types of weight loss surgical procedures as there are several options depending on the patient and their individual needs. Northern Nevada offers bariatric surgery programs that not only have a highly successful record of weight loss but are also the most affordable across the United States. We understand the difficult journey to regain health and are dedicated to helping individuals reach that final step in changing their lives for the better.

Surgical weight loss options in Reno are available through Western Bariatric Institute to help you change your life for good. Our weight loss practitioners, surgeons, and patient advocates have spent countless hours designing programs for each one of our patients that will ensure a successful surgery that easily fosters a speedy recovery. Would you like to know if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery? Typically, if you are obese, or if you have a BMI of more than 35, you are a candidate for bariatric weight loss surgery

When it comes to weight loss surgery in Reno, there are many different routes you can take to achieve your desired goals.

There are three main types of weight loss surgery:

  1. LapBand
  2. Roux en Y 
  3. Vertical Sleeve

While the above procedures are all still widely used in bariatric practice, LapBand is quickly becoming obsolete. The vertical sleeve gastrectomy, however, is growing in popularity. We want to emphasize, though, that no foreign objects are inserted into your body. 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).

Patients are considered candidates if they have a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 35 and suffer from any health condition related to obesity or have a BMI over 40. To learn more, please watch our online seminar or attend a live webinar.