The Whole 30: Recap of Day 2

Well yesterday was a little tough while at work.  I was in surgery and I didn’t have the availability of a home packed lunch…so I had to make due on a  salad consisting of lots of broccoli, tomatoes, and onions topped with oil and vinegar, and  a sprinkle of cashews.  It was satisfying, but didn’t […]

The Whole 30 Update

I want to give a recap of day 1 for those of you who are interested. Well…What I learned yesterday was “be prepared” for success.  The early morning coffee was made with a frothed home crafted almond milk.  Surprisingly “not bad”…but not my vanilla soy milk, so I did miss that at the very start.  […]

Take advantage of summer!

Summer is a great time to take advantage of the wonderful, plentiful, fresh produce.  Reno has several locations for local farmers to sell their mouth watering, recently harvested (think tastes amazing) fruits and vegetable.   I am a vegetable fan, and summer is my time to really enjoy healthy choices, which brings me to my main […]

Affordable Weight Loss Surgery

If you are looking for the cheapest weight loss surgery, look no further than Western Bariatric Institute. Surgery costs are dependent  your insurance and how it is contracted with WBI and with your preferred hospital. For a good reference though, our Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure price is $15,905* when you choose to self-pay. The prices of our other popular weight loss […]

Does Medicaid Cover Weight Loss Surgery?

We get a lot of questions asking if Medicaid covers weight loss surgery. Unfortunately, the answer is, “it depends”. Weight loss surgery is a life-saving procedure that can dramatically change a life, reducing health related comorbidities, and adding years. Our patients come from all walks of life, have tried many other forms of weight loss programs, […]

Stomach Surgery for Weight Loss

There are few different types of stomach surgeries for weight loss but it depends on where you are in your weight loss journey on which weight loss surgery is best for you. To be a candidate for weight loss surgery you must meet a few guidelines. If you are severely obese, with a Body Mass Index […]

Weight Loss Surgery Quiz

Do I Need Weight Loss Surgery? Are you wondering if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery? Take the following quiz and be honest with your answers. If you have been struggling with your weight for a long time and are looking to make a change, take the bariatric weight loss quiz and really […]

Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

We’ve had a few patients come in and ask us what we thought about weight loss surgery in Mexico because they are looking to find an answer to their weight issues.  There are many  patients  we see who have tried just about everything to lose weight. They’ve been to doctors, tried the diets, exercised, went […]

Types of Weight Loss Surgery

There are 7 types of weight loss surgery (also called “bariatric surgery”) available, including*: Gastric Sleeve – feel less hungry & full sooner while eating Gastric Bypass – feel full sooner while eating & absorb fewer minerals Duodenal Switch – feel less hungry & full sooner while eating, absorb fewer calories and minerals (Not offered at Western Bariatric […]