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Weight loss surgery in Nevada

Surgical Weight Loss Program

Ready to transform your health and life? Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican’s Surgical Weight Loss Program provides a team of experienced surgeons, nurses and counselors to support and prepare you for success every step of the way.

The new you is waiting

The St. Rose Dominican Surgical Weight Loss Program in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV offers safe and proven procedures to help you find lasting success. Our dedicated care team – including experienced surgeons, registered dietitians, behavioral health experts, specially trained nurses, will be by your side every step of the way, from your initial consultation through post-surgery support. 

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is a safe and effective way to lose weight long-term. It reduces the amount of food your stomach holds and helps you to feel full faster, resulting in significant weight loss results. The best way to get started is to attend an informational seminar or watch one online. Talking with us will help you understand your weight loss surgery options, recovery time, complications, and risks. Many chronic conditions can be improved or eliminated through surgical weight loss.

If you have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or more and want to make a change, let’s start your next chapter, together. Call (702) 727-6349 to learn more, or sign up now for a free online seminar. Click Register to create a patient portal account. Create a password and fill out your information.

St. Rose Dominican Surgical Weight Loss Program Overview

Knowing where to start with weight loss surgery can be confusing. You may have questions about the process, finding a good doctor, insurance coverage, and what weight loss procedure is best for you. After you attend the free information seminar, you will discuss your personal situation and options in a one-on-one consultation with a surgeon to help decide the safest and most effective choice for you.



Bariatric weight loss

How will you reach your weight loss goals?

The St. Rose Dominican Surgical Weight Loss Program has physicians and staff who will be with you every step of the way on your weight loss journey. Your journey begins with a one-on-one meeting with our medical team to understand your personal goals. Then we carefully collaborate with your input to select the appropriate weight loss procedure that is best suited for you. Our multidisciplinary approach, which is also unique, includes dietary counseling, psychological support, ongoing weight loss care through our expert providers, and optional support groups with your peers. Every facet of the program is focused on helping you lose weight with dignity and jump-starting your journey to a better quality of life with improved health and sustained, long-term success.

Comprehensive Center accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)

Nationally accredited Bariatric Surgery Center

The St. Rose Dominican Surgical Weight Loss Program received the Comprehensive Center accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) for our commitment to providing and supporting quality improvement and patient safety efforts for metabolic and bariatric surgery patients. 

What does this accreditation mean to you, our patient?

  • You will receive compassionate care by physicians who meet bariatric surgery criteria set by both The American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 

  • The center has an established and verified commitment to patient safety

  • The center is held to the highest bariatric surgical standards and have quality improvement initiatives in place 

  • The center participates in regular evaluations of surgical programs, ensuring we are meeting safety requirements, consistently improving processes, applying multidisciplinary approaches, and implementing standards of care defined by MBSAQIP

Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Success Stories

Hear from patients who are now enjoying at active and healthy life thanks to surgical weight loss.

Procedures for Weight Loss Surgery

We offer several weight loss procedures, each offering unique benefits and helping with weight loss in different ways.

Gastric Bypass

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Roux-en-Y, or gastric bypass surgery, is the most common procedure for weight loss. With gastric bypass, your surgeon creates a smaller stomach by stapling across the top part of your stomach to create a small pouch about 2-3 ounces in size. The rest of your stomach is completely separated from the pouch but not removed from your body. Your surgeon bypasses parts of your intestine, which results in fewer calories and nutrients being absorbed, changes gut hormones that promote satiety, suppresses hunger, and thereby results in weight loss and in some cases reverses Type 2 diabetes.

Most often, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass uses a minimally invasive laparoscopic technique; however, a traditional open surgery may be necessary based on your past medical or surgical history.

There are many benefits to sleeve gastrectomy as a surgical weight loss option:

  • Hormonal changes suppress hunger and reduce appetite
  • Restricts the amount of food that can be consumed
  • May lead to conditions that increase energy expenditure
  • Typical maintenance of > 50% excess weight loss


Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve)

gastric sleeve surgery infographic

Sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure that removes 80% percent of the stomach. The new stomach is a tubular banana-size pouch that holds much less food than the normal stomach and helps to significantly reduce the amount of food (and thus calories) that can be consumed. Although this surgery drastically reduces the size of the stomach, it will still function normally afterward.

Since sleeve gastrectomy does not involve any bypass of the intestinal tract, it can be performed using a minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgical technique.

Sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve refers to a procedure in which the stomach is divided vertically allowing relatively normal processing of food and nutrients. This procedure is the most commonly performed bariatric surgery and allows you to decrease portion sizes as you feel full sooner and stay full longer.  There is significant resolution of comorbid obesity-related diseases post-operatively, like diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, etc.

There are many benefits to sleeve gastric bypass as a surgical weight loss option:

  • Limits the amount of food your stomach can take in, but does not affect how your stomach functions.
  • It reduces how much food you can eat after surgery, but places fewer restrictions on what types of food you can eat, unlike the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
  • Requires no bypass or re-routing of the food stream.
  • Usually involves only an overnight stay in the hospital
  • Induces hormonal changes that suppress hunger and reduce appetite.

Get to know our dedicated Bariatric Care Team

The St. Rose Dominican Surgical Weight Loss Program has physicians and staff who will be with you every step of the way on your weight loss journey, from your initial consultation, to nutrition counseling, weight loss surgery, and post-surgery support. We are here to help you begin your new life -- a life of improved health, activity and longevity.

Learn more about the team of professionals who will be with you on your weight loss journey, every step of the way.

Meet the Team

Weight Loss Support Groups – It’s a journey, not a race

Surgical weight loss can be life-changing — and that requires a lot of courage, care, and support before and after your visit to the hospital. At Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican, our team of weight loss experts is here to guide you with experienced, quality care every step of the way. One way we accomplish this is with our online support group.

These small group sessions provide the opportunity to share your story with others who are experiencing many of the same feelings and concerns. It’s a place to celebrate successes, share challenges, and meet others who could act as a strong support system for each other. These can be very helpful for our patients and we recommend attending at least a couple sessions.

The online support group meets every third Wednesday of the month, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Thursdays, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting
ID: 93949656758
Passcode: 190246


Frequently Asked Questions

You may be a candidate for weight loss surgery if: 

You have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or more and have the following chronic health condition:

  • Morbid obesity
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • You have tried and unable to lose weight through diet and exercise.
  • You are prepared to make a lifelong commitment to dietary, exercise and behavioral changes necessary for long-term success.

Yes. Many insurance companies require patients to be on a weight loss program before qualifying for Bariatric surgery.

Many health insurance plans cover weight loss surgery. Talk to your surgeon about health plans in your area that cover bariatric procedures. Insurance plans change periodically. Visit the Insurance Plans page to view the plans currently accepted at St. Rose Dominican hospitals. Participation should be validated by contacting your insurance company.


Weight Loss Surgery Program in Henderson, NV

Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican Siena Campus

To accommodate the growing health care needs of Henderson, Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican opened the Siena Campus in 2000. The Siena hospital serves as a hub for many of St. Rose’s tertiary services and has received numerous awards and recognized for its quality care.

3001 St. Rose Parkway
Henderson, NV 89052

Front entrance to St Rose Dominican Siena Campus
Weight Loss Surgery Program in Las Vegas, NV

Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican San Martin Campus

Located in southwest Las Vegas, the San Martin hospital has received numerous awards and recognition for its quality care.

8280 W. Warm Springs Rd.
Las Vegas, NV

Front entrance to St Rose Dominican San Martin Campus

Take the Next Step

Contact a St. Rose bariatric surgeon to learn about our program and how we can help.

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Choosing a surgical weight loss method is an important decision. While there are many benefits, there are inherent risks, as with any surgery. Weight loss surgery should be considered only after other nonsurgical options have failed. We’re here to help you understand your options and provide the care and support to help make a lasting change in your life. Always talk to your doctor about all treatment options, as well as the associated benefits and risks.