Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery (SIPS) in Las Vegas

MTC brings you the latest weight loss surgery – Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery (SIPS) in Las Vegas, USA performed by one of the leading bariatric surgeons in the world – Dr. Tom Umbach.

A new kind of bariatric surgery, it is also know as Single-Anastomosis Duodenal Switch and is a modified version of the standard duodenal switch operation, the only exception being that the small intestine is transected at the duodenum. Though an effective procedure, duodenal switch is not a widely performed procedure because of its side effects (loose bowel movements, high risk of nutritional deficiencies).

SIPS Procedure Explained

  • The procedure is performed by removing a major portion of the stomach and creating a sleeve out of it (bigger than the one made in a gastric sleeve surgery).
  • After transecting the small intestine at the duodenum, a loop of ilium is connected to it; this arrangement helps reduce chances of dumping, ulceration, and herniation.
  • Weight loss is achieved by restricting the consumption of food as well as malabsorption.
  • Stomach intestinal pylorus sparing surgery (SIPS) combined with laparoscopic fundoplication (LF) is known to be effective in treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in weight loss surgery patients.1


  • Relatively bigger sleeve than in sleeve gastrectomy
  • Preservation of bowel which helps prevent short bowel syndrome
  • Suppression of the hunger inducing hormone ghrelin
  • Preservation of the pyloric valve eliminates abrupt fluctuations in blood glucose

Side Effects

  • Nutritional deficiencies just like in gastric bypass
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

Why Us for SIPS in Las Vegas?

  • Practice 100% devoted to bariatric surgery
  • More than 15 years of successful track record
  • A dedicated team of wellness directors, coordinators, fitness and nutrition specialists, and in-house therapist
  • Surgery by a nationally-recognized, fellowship trained-bariatric surgeon with experience of more than 3,500 weight loss surgeries

Cost: SIPS + Revision Surgery = $16,500

Package Inclusions

OUr package for SIPS weight loss surgery in Las Vegas includes:

  • Pre-operative consultation and appointment
  • Nutrition class
  • Psychological assessment
  • Facility Fees
  • Surgeon Fees
  • Anesthesia charges
  • Clearfast (cutting-edge preoperative drink)
  • IV Therapy (one bag of IV fluids along with a Myers’ Cocktail (for treating malnutrition, vitamin deficiency and fatigue)
  • Free medical concierge service

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Surgery Schedule

  • Arrival in Las Vegas; pre-op appointment
  • Attend mandatory Nutritional/Bariatric Review Class (held on Mondays and Wednesdays)
  • Have your surgery
  • IV therapy and post-op

Pre-Op Diet and Lifestyle Changes


  • Do not eat while watching TV or sitting in front of the computer
  • Replace skipped meals with protein shakes or bars
  • Do not have starchy foods, such as:
    • Wheat
    • Potatoes
    • Bread
    • Pasta
    • Corn
    • Rice
  • Do not drink caffeinated and carbonated beverages
  • Avoid fast foods and buffets
  • Do not snack between meals
  • Make sure to eat slowly and chew every bite 20-30 times
  • Eat 3 meals a day
  • Make sure to have 60 grams of protein per day
  • Eat more vegetables


Make sure to workout at least 20 minutes thrice a week. One of the easiest and most convenient of exercises is walking.

High Protein Meal Replacements

Taking high protein meal replacements helps lose some weight prior to surgery and also reduces the size of the liver.


Quit smoking at least a month before bariatric surgery. Smoking is known to increase surgical risks and complications.

Medications to be Stopped

10 Days Prior to Surgery

  • Aspirin
  • Plavix
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDS) (Advil, Aleve & Motrin products)

5 days prior to surgery:


MTC – Leaders in Weight Loss Surgery

  • Facilitating weight loss surgery in the United States and other parts of the world for more than 9 years
  • All-inclusive bariatric surgery packages 60-80% lower than average US prices
  • Thousands of happy and satisfied clients
  • Quick and easy communication
  • Team of competent case managers
  • Complete destination support

For more information on Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing (SIPS) surgery in Las Vegas, NV fill in the quote-form on the right.


  1. Zaveri, H., Surve, A., Cottam, D., Richards, C., Medlin, W., Belnap, L., … Cottam, A. (2015). Stomach intestinal pylorus sparing surgery (SIPS) with laparoscopic fundoplication (LF): a new approach to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the setting of morbid obesity. SpringerPlus, 4, 596.
  2. SIPS: Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing Surgery: Why a loop and new approach makes sense by Mitchell Roslin, MD, FACS, Chief of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, Northern Westchester Hospital Center, NSLIJHS

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