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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 will include much more than just weight loss surgery. Our surgeons have performed over 4,000 minimally invasive weight loss procedures and there is always a bariatric surgeon on-call.

As one of the nation’s first Bariatric Centers of Excellence, and the first in Northern Nevada, you can be confident you are receiving education, support and care from one of the most comprehensive programs in the country. WBI’s staff boasts nationally recognized clinicians, including the region’s only Doctor of Nursing Practice, specializing in bariatric care.

Your care will also extend well beyond surgery, with an exclusive support group network and continuing online education though our news feed.

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“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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