Medical Tourism Corporation welcomes you to its partner surgery center – Blossom Bariatrics in Henderson, suburb of Las Vegas, Nevada. The following is a virtual tour of the facility founded by Dr. Thomas Umbach, one of the top bariatric surgeons in the United States.
The surgery center in Henderson provides a comforting and luxurious experience to its patients, something which is palpable right when you step into it from the front door. Its warm, welcoming ambience is complemented by the extra care taken by the center to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.
An example of this are the hidden weighing scales in the floor of the center which help check your weight quickly and discreetly in a room full of people.
Its clientele is both from the United States and the rest of the world. The full-service center takes care of everything related to preparing you for surgery under one roof.
To ensure enhanced recovery after bariatric surgery, the weight loss surgery center in Las Vegas has a dedicated Intravenous (IV) infusion room. This room plays a major role in post-op care.
Typically, patients come to this room one or two days after surgery and are administered IV fluids, vitamins, pain medication, as well as nausea medication in just about one hour. This therapy helps them feel relieved and refreshed, and prepares them to take on another day after surgery. The room is sunny and patients are made to feel at home with warm blankets.
The IV infusion room is equipped with the latest technology. An example of this is an automatic device which warms up IV fluids to body temperature, something unheard of in other surgery centers and hospitals. So when you are back from surgery, instead of refrigerated, cold IV fluids you are injected with warm fluids which makes the experience all the more comfortable. This is an extra step taken by the center in your recovery.
Blossom Bariatrics takes patient comfort to the next level. This is quite apparent in their using cutting-edge vein finders at the IV room which helps them find veins easily, thereby making the IV experience less traumatic.
Next, Dr Umbach takes us on a tour of one of the two labs at the surgery center. The facility has full-service labs and all the tests can be conducted in-house, including:
Patients can have their test results in hand in 20 minutes flat, something unique for all doctors’ offices. This makes it quicker to evaluate a person if they are fit for surgery.
Dr. Tom Umbach meets his patients in a relaxing setting to ensure his patients are not intimidated by the experience. Instead of an examination table, doctors and nurses dressed in exam gowns with stethoscopes around their necks – all those things that could scare and intimidate us and lead us to not have a good conversation – Dr. Umbach’s office makes you feel at ease.
At Blossom Bariatrics, the main focus is giving you a pleasurable experience, and so his unconventional office makes it easy for you to have a good conversation with the doctor and discuss your weight loss journey. We believe in fostering an important partnership with our patients, and make them feel welcomed always.
Additional service provided to patients along their journey is in-house metabolic testing. The Las Vegas bariatric surgery center has the equipment to calculate the number of calories one burns at rest, also known as Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). This is an important figure as it helps the surgeons to decide how many calories you need to eat to lose weight effectively. The facility has a device which calculates your BMR and gives out the printout of your results in just 20 minutes. Metabolic testing is a standard procedure for all patients at Blossom Bariatrics.
The center has a dedicated room for cardiac screening with equipment for ultrasound and treadmill testing. Blossom Bariatrics is associated with a local cardiologist and you can get clearances for surgery from a cardiologist at the center itself. This is another example of the center offering all the services that a patient would need under one roof, thereby eliminating the need to go elsewhere.
The center has a dedicated nutritionist – Michelle – based in Washington to take care of your dietary needs. You can consult with our virtual nutritionist anytime, anywhere through Skype. She is unique as she is with our practice. In case you have any questions you can call or text her, and get your questions answered quickly.
The center in Las Vegas also provides a comprehensive binder on the entire bariatric surgery process. The guide includes tips, tricks, and ideas on how to make your surgery easier and ultimately, how to make you successful at losing weight. Everything from introduction with the staff, to nutritional guidelines, to some basic bariatric-friendly recipes, to how to make your weight loss endeavors a success beyond surgery, is included in this guide.
In case you don’t know how to cook healthy meals, the center offers an exclusive service which you can sign up for and get high quality, tasty food consistent with bariatric surgery delivered right to your doorstep! Dr. Umbach adds that there are already many patients taking advantage of this service locally.
The center also offers a FREE physical exercise program for its bariatric clients every Saturday. You can come in at the center and attend a one-hour workout session conducted by a certified personal trainer. This is an extra service offered by us to help you succeed after weight loss surgery.
Medical Tourism Co’s partner Blossom Bariatrics provides unique support to its patients as well as enhanced post-op recovery. An example is giving protein drinks on the day of surgery. Since patients are asked to stop eating after midnight before their surgery, the protein drink helps them from feeling starved. This is a step to ensure they get best recovery possible after weight loss surgery. Dr. Thomas Umbach adds that it is quite common for his patients to leave the center in about an hour’s time (sometimes even less) after surgery because of these little things.
The center offers FREE lifelong support groups for its patients. Dr. Umbach adds, “We try really hard at Blossom Bariatrics to make the facility as nice as possible.” The tastefully done seminar room of the surgery center with crystal chandeliers, beautiful draperies and walls adorned with pictures of clients who completed their weight loss journey, is a testament to the fact that we care for our patients and we want you to have a great experience. As part of its patient education endeavor, the center offers:
The center conducts four support groups per month led by Bobby, a professional therapist who has had bariatric surgery (gastric bypass) herself and is a wonderful resource for these support groups.
The center also has the option to do virtual support groups (through Skype) for people far away from Las Vegas, Nevada. The professional therapist is also available for appointments for phone conversations. She specializes and has a degree in eating disorders. Since she has had a gastric bypass herself she truly “walks the talk and talks the talk.”
Besides support groups, you can also meet the therapist for a one-on-one session.
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