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Carson Surgical Bariatrics is proud to offer life-changing surgery to our community. Performed by northern Nevada’s top bariatric surgeon, Dr. John Hwang, our bariatric procedures are minimally invasive, robotic, and ensure our patients they’re in the best hands when it comes to making a significant and impactful change … not just to their weight but to their life.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, or LSG, is the modern bariatric procedure for effective and long-term weight loss. More than half of all bariatric surgeries performed are sleeve procedures, and the trend has continued to become increasingly popular over the last 20 years. Using minimally invasive techniques and robotic technology, up to 80% of the stomach is removed, creating a small new stomach which resembles a small pouch, or sleeve. This small sleeve helps to significantly reduce the amount of food (and calories) that can be consumed. Less calories, more weight loss.
Gastric Bypass is a historical yet more elaborate procedure than a Sleeve Gastrectomy. This ‘gold standard’ procedure has been successful in helping patients with weight loss since the mid-1900s. The laparoscopic procedure, the stomach is divided and a small pouch is used as the new stomach, an area in size that restricts the amount of food it can hold. Then, the small intestine is rerouted to ensure enzymes reach the new, divided stomach and proper digestion occurs.
Bariatrics is a medical weight loss solution for a better way of living. To learn more about Carson Surgical Group’s process for Bariatric Surgery, download our How It Works guide.
Between the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (AMBS) and Carson Surgical Bariatric’s surgeon Dr. John Hwang, we have strict standards for qualifying and safely performing surgery on patients. Download our eligibility guide to see if you qualify.
One of the crucial qualifications for surgical weight loss is one’s body mass index or BMI. Every bariatric patient is evaluated and meets with our surgeon directly during a consultation to determine whether medical weight loss is right for each of our patients, and while the qualifications for bariatric surgery are not limited to BMI, calculating yours is a great place to start.
At Carson Bariatrics, we’re here to deliver a real solution, not a trial-and-error weight loss program. If you’re feeling discouraged with that “I’ve tried everything” feeling, it’s time to put that to rest. Upon your first talk with one of the most skilled and successful bariatric surgeons in the region, Dr. John Hwang, you’ll know you’re in capable hands. Let’s do something life changing together.
Bariatric surgery can make so many positive impacts on your life that’s far more than just weight loss. From lowering the risk of heart disease to decreasing the risk of diabetes by over 90%, most insurance companies want to make these positive impacts your reality and are happy to cover bariatric procedures. To find out if your insurance covers this life-changing procedure, contact our dedicated and helpful Insurance Team for more information at (775) 882-2067.