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Robotic Weight Loss Options

Bariatric surgery may be suggested to patients with a high Body Mass Index (BMI) and other medical conditions related to obesity. Bariatric surgery, years ago, was done using open surgery through a large incision (cut). Today most often it can be accomplished by using minimally invasive techniques– through a few small incisions . Minimally invasive […]

October Recipe

Vegetable Orzo Soup This vegetable soup is easy to make and tastes great! Orzo may look like rice, but is a small piece of pasta. You will find it in the pasta aisle in the supermarket. Serves: 6 Serving size: about 1 ½ cups Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil ¼ cup diced celery ½ cup […]

Whole 30: Days 3-6

I feel like I’m plodding along.  I notice the more protein I eat the less hungry I am.  Imagine that!   The sugar cravings are not really and issue, but I do find myself wanting to have some legumes.   It was a busy weekend in the yard, and I was able to stay hydrated and took […]

Recipe of the Month

  July Recipe of the Month: Fresh Herb Vinaigrette Making your own salad dressing is quick and easy. Commercially prepared salad dressings are high in sodium and have lots of additives. When you make your own dressing you can use fresh ingredients and omit the things you can’t pronounce. Take this basic recipe and experiment […]

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 […]

Weight Loss Surgery Cost

Surgery costs depend on how your insurance is contracted with WBI and with your preferred facility. 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 procedures differ slightly, but Nevada is notorious for having some of the lowest-priced weight loss procedures in the country. […]

Writing a Medical Referral Letter

Or, letter of medical necessity. The Letter of Medical Necessity is required by every insurance company prior to obesity surgery. One of the most common bariatric insurance coverage requirements is a Body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 or BMI greater than 35 with comorbidities (diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, etc.). If you would like to learn more […]

Still Confused About Which Surgery is Right for You?

We get this question quite a bit, is weight loss surgery right for me? Which one then? Weighing your lifestyle and the costs of surgery are the two major points usually discussed. Never fret, though, you have options! The surgeons at Western Bariatric Institute (WBI)  perform multiple types of weight loss surgical procedures which allow patients to have […]

Substituting the Right Foods for Taste

What you eat and drink can help save your health and weight. Did you know that what you put into your body (if it’s healthy!) can prevent up to 80% of heart attacks and stroke? Not only will it help you lose weight, but you’ll feel great, too. Living a longer, fuller life. And we promise […]

Is Surgical Weight Loss a Good Idea?

Northern Nevada offers bariatric surgery programs that not only have a highly successful record of weight loss but are also the most affordable across the United States. We understand the difficult journey to regain health and are dedicated to helping individuals reach that final step in changing their lives for the better. WBI offers an exclusive support […]