Gastric Sleeve in Las Vegas, Nevada

Kickstart your journey to get fitter and active. Opt for gastric sleeve in Las Vegas! The surgery is available at one of the top-rated bariatric centers in Nevada.

How Much is Gastric Sleeve in Las Vegas?

The cost of Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Las Vegas is $14,500 $12,500

Self-Pay Gastric Sleeve Package

Package Inclusions
Pre-op ConsultationSurgeon’s Fee
Anesthesia ChargesFacility Charges
Translation ServicesPre-op Drink
IV TherapySupport Group
PsychoanalysisDiet Class

Package Exclusions

The cash-pay price for gastric sleeve does not include:

  • Pre-op labs
  • EKG and surgical clearance*
  • Post-op prescription medications
  • Protein shakes and vitamins
  • Airfare
  • Hotel & conveyance**

*Mandatory before arrival; **For out-of-town clients

Sleeve gastrectomy accounts for 59.39% of the total bariatric surgeries in the USA. – ASMBS

Benefits of getting Gastric Sleeve in Las Vegas

Some reasons are:

  • Lower prices in comparison to other US states
  • Eliminates travel time and paperwork hassles
  • Direct flights to various cities of the US and Canada
  • Offers a chance to couple medical care with vacation

Watch the WLS surgeon in Las Vegas discuss vertical sleeve gastrectomy:

In the above video the surgeon explains:

  • The stomach is attached to the spleen on the top. The surgeon frees up this attachment and connects the stomach to the large intestine at the bottom.
  • The surgeon then takes the stomach off the diaphragm.
  • They open up an area below the sleeve. They use a stapler to divide it.
  • After stapling the stomach, they now have a section that can be taken out.
  • The excised stomach is taken out from a tiny incision.
  • The surgeon then tests the connections and the stapling.
  • They do so by clapping the pouch from below and having an anesthesiologist inject the blue dye.
  • If the sleeve has no leaks, it will blow up and become taut. If it has a hole, the surgeon will be able to see it right then and there.
  • The surgeon then assures that the opening at the top through the diaphragm is not too wide.
  • If that opening is too broad, then people tend to have problems with reflex.
  • The surgeon cleans up that opening and puts in an extra stitch in there to help reinforce that area. The extra stitch ensures that the reflexes are at their minimum after the surgery.

In the above video, the bariatric surgeon talks about the recovery time after vertical sleeve gastrectomy.

WLS Trip – Schedule for Sleeve Gastrectomy

Before Trip

Our nutritionist will contact you regarding your pre-op diet.

On Reaching Las Vegas

Day 1: Arrival

Day 2: Pre-op tests with the surgeon

EKGBloodwork
Chest x-rayMedical evaluations
Nutritionist assessmentPsychiatric analysis

Nutrition Class: At noon

Day 3: Surgery

Day 6: Post-op tests with the surgeon and departure

Las Vegas Travel Information

  • McCarran International Airport (IATA: LAS) serves the city.
  • Direct flights are available from the other US cities.
  • The hospital is a 10-minute drive from the airport.
  • Vegas is easily accessible by road. The following table shows its distance from the nearby towns and cities:
CitiesDistance (in miles)
Paradise6
Winchester7
Whitney10
Sunrise Manor13
North Las Vegas13
Spring Valley17
Boulder City22
Blue Diamond29
Jean33
Mount Charleston40
Moapa50
Mesquite81


Flight duration when flying to Vegas from other cities in the US and Canada:


CitiesDuration
Seattle, Washington (SEA)2h 20m
Denver, Colorado (DEN)1h 45m
New York ( JFK)5h 10m
New Jersey (EWR)7 h 45m
Baltimore, Maryland (BWI)4h 45m
Atlanta, Georgia (ATL)4h
Salt Lake City, Utah (IATA: SLC)1h 15m
Missouri (MCI)7h 10m
Tampa, Florida (TPA)4h 35m
Calgary, Canada (YYC)2h 40m
Boise, Idaho (BOI)1h 40m
Minnesota (MSP)5h 20m
Tucson, Arizona (TUS)1h 10m
Houston, Texas (IAH)2h 55m
New Orleans, Louisiana (MSY)3h 30m


Fully-Functional Bariatric Hospital

The bariatric surgery center has been a magnet for weight loss surgery clients from all over the world.

West Virginia has the highest adult obesity rate in the US at 37.7%.1

Below are some of the features of the hospital:


Advanced IV Therapy Room

The staff administers intravenous fluids in the advanced IV therapy room, which has:

  • A vein finder machine
  • An IV fluid warmer equipment

The hospital has a cardiac screening facility on its premises.

Full-Service On-Site Lab

The lab has the following facilities:

  • Basic blood tests including hemoglobin and coagulation
  • Cholesterol
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Pulmonary function tests


Complete Dietary Guidance

The surgical weight loss center provides dedicated nutrition support.

Local Meal Plan Service

It offers a local meal plan service.

Physical Exercise Program

  • The clients can register for a FREE workout program at the center.
  • The sessions take place on Saturdays.
  • A specialist conducts the hour-long sessions.

Bariatric Surgery Support Groups

The bariatric center offers the following:

  • Pre and post-op classes
  • Support groups
Laparoscopic sleeve benefits: Less wound infection rates, less painful, and quicker recovery.

Take a virtual tour of our weight loss center in Las Vegas:


Leading Bariatric Surgeon in Las Vegas

We work with a renowned bariatric surgeon in Las Vegas. He has over fifteen years of experience in the field of bariatrics.

On an average, he performs 1,000 weight loss surgeries in a year. He has vast experience in handling complex revision surgeries.

Here’s a quick overview of his profile:

Memberships

The surgeon is a member of the following:

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Recognition and Awards

  • Awarded one of the “Best Healthcare Consultants” by The New Economy.
  • Recognized as one of the “Nation’s Leading Bariatric Surgeons” by Newsweek.
  • Founder of the “Center of Excellence” program in Eugene, Oregon.

Watch him discuss how to choose a good weight loss surgeon:

Gastric Sleeve Las Vegas Reviews

Watch Allyson from Los Angeles review sleeve gastrectomy in Las Vegas.

More on Bariatric Surgery Trip to Las Vegas

  • When to Visit
When to Visit

The best months to visit Las Vegas are:

  • March to May
  • September to November
  • Temperature
Temperature

March-May: 69° F (21° C) to 88° F (31° C)

September-November: 95° F (35° C) to 67° F (19° C)

Sightseeing in Las Vegas

Freemont Street

Freemont Street is a five-block, pedestrian-only area. It is a visual spectacle for the visitors. Every night a musical show takes place in the outdoors.

The bariatric center is close to ten miles from the street.

Las Vegas has acquired the sobriquet of the “Sin City” and the “Entertainment Capital of the World.”

Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Strip is a 2.5 mile-long area of the Boulevard. It has some fantastic fine dining restaurants and entertainment areas.

Visitors can take a walk along the strip and enjoy the nightlife of Las Vegas.

The center is nearly nine miles from the strip.



Caesar’s Palace and The Colosseum

Caesar’s Palace is a massive complex on the LV Strip. It has plenty of entertainment options.

The Colosseum is a concert venue within the palace itself. The visitors can watch some fantastic musical performances and shows.

The Caesar’s Palace is less than ten miles from the center.


What is Gastric Sleeve?

Gastric sleeve is a surgical weight loss procedure. The WLS surgeon reduces the stomach to about 25% of its original size.

The surgery limits the size of the stomach and restricts the amount of food one can consume.


Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Loss of Excess Weight

According to Berry MA and colleagues, excess weight loss (EWL) after sleeve gastrectomy is:2

Time PeriodEWL
1 Month42.88%
6 Months77.44%
1 Year98.42%


Reduction in BMI

According to a research study, the body mass index (BMI) decreased from 28.24 to 22.97 over a one-year period after VSG.2


Time After SurgeryBMI
1 Month28.24
6 Months24.78
1 Year22.97


Reduction in Comorbidities

According to a research study:2

  • 60% of the individuals showed complete remission of type 2 diabetes.
  • 52% of the individuals reported remittance of dyslipidemia (abnormal amounts of triglycerides and fats in the blood).
  • 75% of the individuals with hypertension left their medication post-op. The remaining 25% reported lower medication usage.

Improved Quality of Life

Gastric sleeve results in significant improvement in the quality of life at one year after surgery.3

Alternatives to Gastric Sleeve Procedure

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass, also known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB), involves creating a small pouch out of the stomach.

The newly created pouch can hold approximately one ounce (oz) of food. The restriction in the amount of food the patient can have induces weight loss.



Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery (SIPS)

SIPS is also known as Single-Anastomosis Duodenal Switch. It is a modification of the traditional duodenal switch operation. The procedure includes:

  • Carrying out a sleeve gastrectomy
  • Cutting the top part of the small bowel just beyond the opening of the stomach
  • Bypassing a small section of the small intestine
  • Connecting a loop of the same to the duodenum

Gastric Balloon

Gastric balloon is a non-surgical way of losing weight. The procedure involves leaving an inflated silicon balloon in the stomach. The surgeon removes the balloon six months later.

References:

  1. “States with the Highest Obesity Rates.” Iowa State Obesity Data, Rates, and Trends. The State of Obesity.
  2. Berry MA, Urrutia L, Lamoza P, et al. Sleeve Gastrectomy Outcomes in Patients with BMI Between 30 and 35. Springer US.
  3. Versteegden DPA, Van Himbeeck MJJ, Nienhuijs SW. Improvement in quality of life: sleeve versus bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis.




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