Hey, don’t give up now! Gastric bypass in Las Vegas, Nevada, is your kernel of hope if you have exhausted all your weight loss options.

Furthermore, you get to save upto 38% on prices compared to the other US states.

Why Vegas for Weight Loss Surgery?

All this in the comfort of your home country!

Man, I really like Vegas” once said Elvis Presly. So will you! Read along to find out more.

How Much is Gastric Bypass in Las Vegas, Nevada?

The cost of gastric bypass surgery in Las Vegas is $15,995.

Whereas you have to pay between $20,000-$25,000 in the rest of the US states.[7]Cost Helper Health
Gastric Bypass Surgery Cost
“Gastric bypass surgery typically costs between $18,000 and $35,000. according to the Obesity Surgery Center of Louisiana, the typical cash price paid for a laparoscopic gastric bypass is $21,500. At the Videoscopic Institute of Atlanta, Dr. J.K. Champion, M.D. offers laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery for $23,000 to $23,500. The Weight Loss Surgery Centers[2] in Houston, Dallas and Baton Rouge, quote a price of $25,000.”
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Hence you save ~38% on the surgery cost.

Prices for Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery in Different US Cities

City Price
Las Vegas, Nevada $15,995
Lousiana, Texas $21,500
Atlanta, Georgia $23,000
Houston, Texas $25,000
*prices are case dependent

It is not unusual for insurance companies to exclude weight loss surgery from health plans.

Also, patients often pay out of their pockets to cover additional copays.[8]Cost Helper Health
Gastric Bypass Surgery Cost
“Gastric bypass surgery sometimes is covered by insurance, but that varies based on the insurance company, the policy, the geographic location and the patient’s individual health status and history. Some health plans specifically exclude weight loss surgery. For patients with insurance coverage, it is not uncommon for out-of-pocket costs for gastric bypass surgery — which often include copays for office visits and coinsurance for surgery.”
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However, our surgeon accepts multiple insurances for gastric bypass in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Does Health Insurance Cover Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Dr. Bernie Hanna, a renowned bariatric surgeon in Las Vegas, Nevada, accepts multiple insurance plans:

  • AARP – Medicare Supp.
  • Aetna Coventry
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Manage Choice
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna PPO
  • Ambetter
  • BCBS FED
  • BCBS PPO
  • BCBS/HMO/Medicaid/CareMore
  • Beechstreet
  • Benesys
  • California Iron Workers
  • CCSF
  • Champus VA
  • CIGNA
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • GHI – Medicare Supp.
  • HCP/Intermountain
  • Healthscope
  • HPN PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Mutual of Omaha – Medicare Supp.
  • Pacific Care
  • Painters Trust
  • PEBP
  • Physicians Mutual – Medicare Supp.
  • Rail Road Medicare
  • REG Medicaid
  • SHL PPO
  • SmartChoice/Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • Tricare Prime
  • Tricare Standard
  • Tri-West
  • UHC PPO
  • UMR (Teachers)
  • UMR (LV Metro)
  • TrustMark
  • UMR (MGM)
  • UMR (Sands/Venetian)
  • Washington Mutual – Medicare Supp.
  • Surgery Plus
***Please verify your coverage before scheduling an appointment


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What Are the Payment Options For WLS in Las Vegas, Nevada

Our partner clinic accepts the following payment methods.

*extra fees may apply

Find out more about the top weight loss surgeon in Nevada below.

Top Gastric Bypass Surgeons in Las Vegas, Nevada

Dr. Bernie Hanna, MD, FACS, is one of Las Vegas, Nevada’s top gastric bypass surgeons.

Also, he is an ACS fellow and was named Top Doc 2020.

Dr. Bernie Hanna Talking About His Journey 

📌Education

  • Howard University College of Medicine, Medical School, Washington DC
  • Howard University Hospital, Residency, Surgery (1995-2000)

📌Certifications

  • Board Certified Surgeon- American Board of Surgery
  • NV State Medical License- Active through 2023

📌Affiliations

He is affiliated with multiple hospitals, including North Vista hospital, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, and San Martin Hospital.

Best Clinic for Gastric Bypass in Las Vegas

Our clinic in Las Vegas hosts a team of top weight loss surgeons, dieticians, and medical assistants for a seamless journey.

Clinic Las Vegas Bariatrics

Las Vegas Bariatrics Clinic

Las Vegas Bariatrics, Nevada, is an accredited Bariatric Center of Excellence led by Dr. Bernie Hanna.

Also, it is easy to travel to for those heading from neighboring Portland (Oregon), Utah, or Idaho.

Dr. Hanna on Weight Loss Surgery in Las Vegas

It caters to all your weight loss needs under one roof, with a healthy future to follow. Read more on the clinic here:

  • Focuses on your nutrition, fitness, and group support before and after the surgery.
  • The team will help you navigate the insurance covers, cash payments, and financial aid to ease the process.
  • The other weight loss procedures we provide are gastric band, gastric sleeve, duodenal switch, and gastric revisions.

Accolades of Dr. Hanna

Dr. Hanna with his Accolades

Master Surgeon Certificate

Master Surgeon Certification
  • Advanced technology in laparoscopic techniques ensures a minimally invasive procedure with reduced recovery time.
  • The average timeline for the procedure is 5-7 days. We can help you plan your trip so you can say hello to your new life while exploring Vegas.

How long does gastric bypass take in Las Vegas?

The procedure takes 90-150 mins or more, depending on the case. Further, a 2-4 days of hospital stay is required.[9]NIH
Cureus
“The restrictive-malabsorptive Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) ……The procedure takes 90-150 mins with an average two-to-four-day hospital stay.”
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Your hotel stay is of 5-7 days, so plan your trip accordingly. Additionally, it takes 2-3 weeks for full recovery.


Hence you get a wholesome experience of health and entertainment.

Gastric Bypass in Las Vegas Reviews

Dr. Hanna has an excellent patient experience up his sleeves.

Let’s hear it from the patients themselves!

Choosing Dr. Hanna for the surgery was the best decision ever. I was 335 pounds and now down to 200 pounds.

John L.

Dr. Hanna and his staff are truly amazing. I started my journey in 2018 weighing 210 Lbs, and as of July 2019, I was at 140 Lbs, alive and healthy.

Anita Martinez

Dr. Hanna at Las Vegas Bariatrics

Why MTC for Gastric Bypass in Las Vegas?

Your safety and comfort are our top priority for hassle-free surgery. What are the perks of choosing MTC for gastric bypass, you ask?

✔️US cooperation with 15 years of experience
✔️Trusted by 5000+ Americans.
✔️Quality bariatric surgeries are ensured with our top board-certified surgeons.
✔️All-inclusive packages with hotel stays and transportation.
✔️A private bariatric support group under a US-registered dietician.
✔️Featured on CNN, Tampa Bay Times, Springer, and ZD Net.

Curious to learn more? Let’s go!

What is Gastric Bypass?

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the second most common weight loss procedure in the US.[1]NIH
StatPearls
“Bariatric surgery for weight loss has become a common practice in the United States, with about 179,000 operations performed in 2013. The second most common bariatric procedure done today is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB).”
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It involves the following steps:[2]NIH
StatPearls
“Roux-en-Y gastric bypass involves creating a small gastric pouch (restricting food intake) connected to a roux limb (typically between 75 to 150 cm) which bypasses a large portion of the small intestine (preventing the absorption of nutrients.) This results in the food bolus bypassing most of the stomach (bypasses the part of the stomach containing most of the parietal cells and stomach acid), the duodenum, and the first 40 to 50 cm of jejunum.”
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  • A small gastric pouch is created- restricting the food intake.
  • It is then connected to the middle portion of the small intestine- a 75-150cm Roux limb.
  • This limb bypasses a large portion of the intestine. Hence, preventing the absorption of nutrients.
  • As a result, the food bolus bypasses most of the stomach and intestine. Thus, most nutrients are absorbed in this common channel.

Illustration of Gastric Bypass

Over the past 50 years, obesity has skyrocketed in the US. The prevalence of obesity is 41.9%, and severe obesity is 9.2%.[3]Mordor Intelligance
UNITED STATES BARIATRIC SURGERY MARKET
“As per United States National Health Statistics Reports published in June 2021, among adults aged 20 and over, the prevalence of obesity was 41.9%, severe obesity was 9.2%, and diabetes was 14.8%.”
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Weight loss surgery is considered a safe and durable option.[4]NIH
Sleeve Gastrectomy
“In the United States, obesity has been increasing at an alarming rate over the past 50 years. Weight loss surgery is considered a safe and durable treatment option for obesity.”
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However, it might pose health risks and side effects such as marginal ulcers, gallstones, dumping syndrome, and nutritional deficiencies.[5]NIH
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Chronic Complications
“Chronic complications include but are not limited to strictures, internal hernias, gastro-gastric fistulae, gallstones, marginal ulcers, dumping syndrome, and the nutritional deficiencies that accompany altering the GI tract.”
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Find the procedure details in this video

Video Courtesy: My Michigan Health

What Qualifies You for Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Strict medical guidelines are followed to qualify you for weight loss surgery. These are given below:

  • BMI (kg/m2) is 30 or higher, with an upper limit of 65. Also, a BMI of 35 with comorbidities.
  • Obesity-related severe health conditions include type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or severe sleep apnea.
  • If non-surgical methods for weight loss, like dieting, and workouts, have proven to be unsuccessful for > 6 months.[6]NIH
    Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
    “All nonoperative measures have failed to maintain weight loss for >6 months.”
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How to Prepare For a Gastric Bypass Surgery?

The following points are taken into consideration before moving ahead with the surgery.

👨‍⚕️ Psychological Evaluation

A team of professionals will monitor you both before and after the surgery.

You are evaluated for mental disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, and compliance.

Preparation for Gastric Bypass Surgery

Also, our clinic in Las Vegas offers a support group program, which will be helpful both before and after the surgery.

🩺 Medical Clearance

A detailed medical history and lab assessments, including cardiac and sleep disorder screening, are done before clearing for surgery.

Additionally, any underlying conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol are evaluated.

Aftercare for Weight loss Surgery

  • Nutrition needs are prioritized following the surgery. A healthy diet regime is to be followed as you are expected to lose upto 70% of excess weight.
  • A guided weight loss plan, including an exercise routine, is vital for the long-term success of gastric bypass.
  • Regular follow-ups with the surgeon are required to monitor any complications.
Follow Up Care After Weight Loss Surgery

Our nutrition expert in Las Vegas will guide and counsel you on your food selection both before and after your surgery.

Dr. Tony Santo- Bariatric Dietitician

Dr. Tony Santo- Bariatric Dietitian
  • Certified/Licensed Dietician
  • Ph.D. Exercise Science with an emphasis on Nutrition
  • M.S. Exercise Physiology
  • American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • Food and Eating Patterns Counselor

Gastric Bypass Versus Gastric Sleeve

Hold that thought right there. No, gastric bypass and gastric sleeve are not the same.

Here is how the two procedures differ from each other

Gastric Bypass Sleeve Gastrectomy
Gastric Bypass Procedure

Gastric Bypass

A gastric pouch is created and connected to the middle part of the small intestine, bypassing a major part of the intestine.

Gastric Sleeve Procedure

Gastric Sleeve

A major portion of the stomach is removed vertically, and a gastric tube is created along the lesser curvature.[10]OAE Publish
Mini Invasive Surgery
“LSG is a restrictive bariatric technique consisting of subtotal partial vertical gastrectomy with the preservation of the pylorus. A gastric tube is created as a continuation of the esophagus along the lesser curvature with the resection of the fundus, corpus, and antrum.”
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Additionally, both surgeries showed similar results for excess weight loss and improvements in comorbidities.[11]NIH
Sleeve Gastrectomy
“A meta-analysis in 2017 compared midterm and long-term results between sleeve gastrectomy and roux-en-y gastric bypass. The conclusion was that in the midterm (3-5 years postoperatively) the two surgeries had similar results in terms of excess weight loss and resolution or improvement of comorbidities.”
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Read more about gastric sleeve surgery here.

Alternatively, you can opt for a mini gastric bypass in Las Vegas, a less invasive procedure.

It involves a single junction technique, shorter operative time, and reduced risks.[12]NIH
MINI-GASTRIC BYPASS
“This procedure proposes a simplification of Roux-en-Y bypass by performing a single anastomosis, with a significant reduction of technical complexity, shorter operative time and a potential reduction in morbidity and mortality.”
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Procedure Mini Gastric Bypass

Mini Gastric Bypass

Your surgeon can decide the best course of treatment for you.

Also, the surgery which best suits you depends on factors like BMI, health issues, and previous weight loss history.

Success Rate of Bariatric Surgery

A successful bariatric surgery achieves a 50%-70% excess weight loss.[13]NIH
Long-Term Weight Outcomes after Bariatric Surgery
“A successful outcome of bariatric surgery is one that achieves a loss of 50–70% of excess weight (EWL) or the 20–30% loss of the patient’s initial weight, or a BMI < 35 kg/m2.”
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Excess Weight Loss After 5 Years

Percentage Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Over 5 Years

The long-term success of the procedure means a 20–30% loss of the patient’s initial weight or a BMI < 35.[14]NIH
Long-Term Weight Outcomes after Bariatric Surgery
“The 20–30% loss of the patient’s initial weight, or a BMI < 35 kg/m2.”
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Additionally, there has been a noticeable reduction in associated comorbidities over the years.

Percentage Reduction in Comorbidities After 5 Years

A healthy lifestyle takes you a long way into your weight loss journey.

Are you considering Vegas for your weight loss? Request a free quote to know more.

The advantages of weight loss surgery in Las Vegas are plenty. What makes it unique? Read here to find out.

How to Reach Las Vegas?

Las Vegas is well-connected to the rest of the US via direct flights and roads.

Also, if you’re from the neighboring states of Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, and California, you can drive down to Vegas within a few hours.

Here are the various flight timings and road distances to Las Vegas.

US

Direct flight timing to Vegas from the major cities of the US

City Flight Duration
Los Angeles, CA 1h 10m
Salt Lake City, UT 1h 30m
San Francisco, CA 1h 35m
Boise, ID 1h 42m
Denver, CO 1h 50m
Portland, OR 2h 10m
Seattle, WA 2h 30m
Oklahoma City, OK 2h 50m
Austin, TX 3h 0m
Chicago, IL 3h 50m
Chicago, IL 4h 5m
Columbus, OH 4h 35m
Washington, DC 5h 25m
Miami, FL 5h 30m
New York, NY 5h 50m

Canada

Direct flight timing to Vegas from the major cities of Canada

City Duration
Vancouver 2h 41m
Calgary 2h 42m
Edmonton 3h 5m
Toronto 5h 4m
Montreal 5h 45m

By Road

Distance of neighboring US states from Las Vegas

City Distance
Los Angeles, CA 4h 9m
Phoenix, AZ 4h 42m
Salt Lake City, UT 6h 2m
Boise, ID 9h 41m
Portland, OR 15h 52m

It is always advisable to plan your trip a few days in advance and give yourself a day’s time before the surgery.

Take a Trip Down the Vegas Strip!

Vegas has a rich history of art and culture. Performing and visual arts are an integral part of this vibrant city.[15]Las Vegas Nevada Gov.
Arts & Culture
“The performing and visual arts are a thriving and essential part of our community. We work with the local arts community to create a more livable and vibrant city by delivering experiences, education and services to residents and visitors.”
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Tour around Las Vegas

Video Courtesy: Tripadvisor

Let’s dive in!

  • Vegas is home to great parks, cultural centers, and art communities.
  • You can look forward to the upcoming events in the city, which take place year-round.

Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas
  • Go hiking at the famous Red Rock Canyon in Nevada.
  • The downtown offers you a diverse dining experience, art galleries, bars, engaging venues, and museums.[16]Downtown Vegas Alliance
    Play
    “World-class dining, shopping and entertainment, the newly revitalized downtown is home to art galleries, diverse restaurants and bars and a host of engaging venues and museums.”
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  • Ah, the Strip. It hosts the world’s top Casino- Bellagio, amongst the other iconic hotels and entertainment plazas.

Las Vegas Downtown

Downtown Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas has preserved its history well. You can learn more through history films, videos, blogs, and touring historical sites.
  • The best time to visit is the spring and autumn months. The temperatures are moderate, and fewer visitors are seen around this time.[17]US Travel News
    Best Times to Visit Las Vegas
    “The best time to visit Las Vegas is from March to May and from September to November. While you’ll find plenty of travel deals throughout the year, the spring and fall shoulder seasons offer the most moderate weather. Like spring, autumn is a great time to experience Las Vegas: The summer heat begins to wane and tourist traffic dies down.”
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Las Vegas downtown at night

Video Courtesy: Jing Zhou

Get set drive!

Getting Around

Make sure to tick these off your list for easy transit across the city.

✔️ Stay updated with official guidelines for any assistance getting around the city.
✔️You can take the free shuttle- Downtown Loop, for a tour across the city’s attractions.
✔️Several accessible and affordable public transport options are available in Las Vegas.
✔️Find a parking spot, get permits for your vehicle and pay for your parking tickets. Look up the cone zones.[18]Las Vegas Nevada Gov.
Parking & Transportation
“Find parking, get parking permits for RVs and other vehicles. Look up and pay parking tickets.” View in Article

And scene!

Final Word

Gastric bypass in Las Vegas, Nevada, can be a benchmark in your weight loss journey.

You get all-inclusive weight loss surgery in Vegas that is cheaper than the rest of the country.

With state-of-the-art facilities, you are treated by the state’s best. Well, the bonus is a vacation in Nevada.

Weight loss happens in Vegas and stays in Vegas!

FAQs


What is the cost of gastric bypass surgery in Nevada?

Gastric bypass surgery can cost between $20,000-$25,000. However, gastric bypass in Las Vegas, Nevada, costs $15,995. Hence you can save upto 38% compared to other US states.



Are you eligible for gastric bypass surgery?

You qualify for the surgery if your BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30 or higher.

Also, if the BMI is 35 with underlying health conditions like diabetes.

You are strictly evaluated before being considered a candidate for gastric bypass in Nevada.



How do I pay for gastric bypass surgery in Las Vegas?

Several modes of payment are accepted at our Las Vegas clinic.

  • Cash
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Zelle
  • Stripe
  • CareCredit
  • PatientFi  (Extra fees apply)


You will leave Vegas with a lifetime of memories and fewer calories!

Contact us today to know if you’re a suitable candidate for gastric bypass in Las Vegas.

References

1. NIH: StatPearls
2. NIH: StatPearls
3. NIH: Cureus
4. MordorIntelligence: United States Bariatric Surgery Market
5. Cost Helper Health: Gastric Bypass Surgery Cost
6. OAE Publish: Mini Invasive Surgery
7. NIH: ABCD
8. NIH: Journal of Clinical Medicine
9. lasnegasnevada.gov: Arsts and Culture
10. U.S. News: Best Times To Visit Las Vegas
11. Downtown Vegas Alliance: Play