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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]