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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. There are many bariatric patients that we see that have tried just about everything to lose weight. They’ve been to doctors, tried the diets, exercised, went through the various weight loss program pills, tried weight loss […]

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 LAP-BAND® – feel full sooner while […]

Balloon Weight Loss Surgery

While there are many positive reasons patients choose to go with the nonsurgical weight loss solution such as a Gastric Balloon, there are risks and drawbacks as well. The gastric balloon procedure (or, “endoscopic intragastric balloon”) leaves 1 to 3 inflated silicon balloons in the stomach for 6 months, making less room for food. The gastric balloon procedure is performed […]

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 […]

Bariatric Meal Replacement Shakes

Bariatric Advantage nutritional supplements and products are scientifically formulated to meet the specialized nutritional demands of patients who have undergone bariatric surgery or are following a medically supervised weight-loss program. We believe that through quality and adherence to scientific principles, we can help support a vision of life-long health for bariatric patients. Long-term weight loss […]

Surgical Weight Loss Option in Reno

Surgical weight loss options in Reno are everywhere, but starting with Western Bariatric ensures that your surgery will go smoothly and you will have a trusted partner through the entirety of your journey, no matter how long it takes. At Western Bariatric Institute, your journey will include much more than just weight loss surgery. Our surgeons […]

Gastric plication: What You Need to Know

First of all, what is Gastric plication? Also known as also called laparoscopic greater curvature plication, gastric imbrication, or pseudo sleeve surgery, gastric plication is similar to the vertical sleeve procedure. This surgery is a restrictive procedure that shrinks the size of the patient’s stomach by making large folds in the stomach’s lining, convincing the patient […]

Bariatric Surgery, Reno

Western Bariatric Institute (WBI) is an established, highly experienced multidisciplinary weight loss surgery center based in Reno, Nevada. Our bariatric clinic began in 2000 as a division of Western Surgical Group, the largest surgical practice in Northern Nevada. For bariatric surgery in Reno and bariatric surgery on the west coast, we are the nation’s most trusted and […]

Meal Prep: Stop Overeating Once and For All

The best part about meal prepping is portion control. If you have prepped meals for the week, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, then you know exactly what you’re eating, how it was made, what you’re getting out of it nutritionally, and there’s no way to eat more, or digging into the next day’s stash! A good […]

Life After Bariatric: Excercise, It’s the Only Way!

Excercise after bariatric surgery is crucial, but how do you start? Weight loss surgery is known as bariatric surgery in the industry and involves surgical procedures done on the stomach and/or intestines to help a person with extreme obesity lose weight.*results can vary. At Western Bariatric Institute, we just want to stress that these procedures are […]