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We Are One of the Nation’s FIRST Bariatric Centers of Excellence, & the FIRST in Northern Nevada

At Western Bariatric Institute, your journey is so much more than just weight loss surgery. Our surgeons have performed more than 4,000, minimally invasive weight loss procedures and a surgeon is always on call.

You can be confident that you are receiving education, support, and care from one of the most comprehensive programs in the country. WBI’s staff is a team of nationally recognized clinicians, including the region’s only Doctor of Nursing Practice specializing in bariatric care. Our dietitian has more than 30 years of experience in weight loss and bariatric procedures, so your care will extend well beyond surgery.

WBI offers an exclusive support group and network in Northern Nevada, ranging from Carson City to Elko, as well as several follow-up classes to help keep you on track. Our surgeons & staff sincerely care about you and your success. Get started today!

“Before my surgery I was almost 260lbs and suffered with GERD, PCOS, and Sleep Apnea having to use oxygen whenever I slept. I was miserable. I am now able to do things that I couldn’t before like tie my shoes and enjoy my time with my husband and kids. I am always asked if I would have the surgery again and my answer is always, in a heartbeat!” *results may vary

Raylena, Lost 100 lbs, Gastric Bypass*

“For years I tried every diet possible with no success. It hasn’t been an easy road, but I am thankful to have gone through the process and come out the other side a healthier woman. But most of all, I now love the girl staring back at me in the mirror. I am 110lbs lighter and I couldn’t be happier!” *results may vary

Debbie, Lost 110 lbs, Gastric Bypass*

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