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Why Choose North Vista for Your
Weight Loss Surgery?

  • Our facility has been accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) for more than 9 years.

  • We accept most insurance plans, and also offer affordable cash pricing.

  • Our board-certified surgeons have collectively performed thousands of bariatric surgeries and have more than 20 years experience.

  • We use the most advanced and trusted procedures available.

  • We provide personalized care and private post-operative patient rooms.

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Our Services

  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Bariatric Surgery Revisions
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

    Makes the stomach smaller and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine. You will feel full more quickly than when your stomach is in its natural state. While your intake of food is limited, you will experience a sense of fullness more quickly.

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

    A bariatric procedure in which the surgeon removes approximately 85% of the stomach, shaping the remaining stomach into a tube or “sleeve” about the size of a banana. This restricts the amount of food you can eat and allows for normal digestion and absorption.

  • Bariatric Surgery Revisions

    If you’ve had a prior bariatric surgery and think you may need a modification or revision, our surgeons may be able to help you. While a single surgical weight loss surgery is often sufficient, some patients may not achieve the desired results from one procedure. Our center, in conjunction with your surgeon, can help you reach your weight loss and lifestyle goals through a variety of available revision procedures.

Hundreds have lost the weight.

Now you can too!

If you're experiencing difficulties losing weight and keeping it off, bariatric surgery may be an option for you. Look to North Vista Hospital to help you achieve healthy, long-term weight loss. In addition to reducing overall body weight with bariatric surgery, we help you improve overall body composition, which is a healthy ratio of body fat to muscle tissue, to ultimately improve your health and quality of life.

North Vista Hospital is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). The surgeons associated with our program combine expertise, personalized service, and advanced techniques and technologies including roux-en-y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, revision weight loss surgery.

Make the decision today - turn your life around!

Meet Our Team

  • Bernadine Hanna, M.D.

    Medical Director, North Vista Hospital

    http://www.lasvegasbariatrics.com/

    Dr. Hanna has been voted a top surgeon in Las Vegas and practicing in Las Vegas since 2000. He specializes in bariatric procedures, and advanced laparoscopic procedures. Dr. Hanna is a board-certified general surgeon who has performed bariatric surgery procedures in Southern Nevada for more than 10 years. He completed his undergraduate work at Barry University in Miami and graduated from Howard University Medical School and its general surgery residency program.

    In addition to his extensive experience performing weight loss surgeries, Dr. Hanna has served as a trauma surgeon, an assistant clinical professor and is a published medical researcher.

    Dr. Hanna is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgeons, a member of The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, the Nevada State Medical Association, Clark County Medical Society, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

  • Mustafa Ahmed, M.D., FACS

    https://southernnevadabariatrics.com/

    Dr. Ahmed is board-certified in surgery and surgical critical care. Completed a residency in general surgery, surgical critical care and then completed a bariatric fellowship. Actively performing hundreds of surgeries in Las Vegas. “Taking care of patients who are struggling with obesity and medical co-morbidities that could be alleviated by weight loss surgery has become my passion. I understand the disease process unlike any other bariatric surgeon, due to my experience as an internist and surgeon”.

  • Francis Teng, M.D., FACS

    Dr. Teng is a board-certified General Surgeon (American Board of Surgery), a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS). In his diversity in General and Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Teng has performed more than 800+ Bariatric procedures including Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Laparoscopic Gastric Banding since 2002. In addition to Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Teng also performs numerous advanced laparoscopic general surgery procedures including: Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux (GERD), Laparoscopic Adrenal/Spleen/Pancreas removal, Laparoscopic Colon/Small Intestinal surgery, Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia repair, Laparoscopic Gallbladder and Hernia surgery.

  • Shawn Tsuda, M.D.

    Dr. Shawn Tsuda is a board-certified general surgeon. He is fellowship trained in laparoscopic weight loss surgery. Dr. Tsuda specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques including the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy, foregut surgery, ventral and inguinal hernia repairs, endoscopy, and basic laparoscopy. In 2008 he won first place in the Top Gun Laparoscopic Skills Shoot-Out at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons meeting.

  • Thomas Umbach, M.D.

    With over 15 years of specialized service, Dr Umbach is recognized by Newsweek as one of the “Nation’s Leading Bariatric Surgeons” and by The New Economy as one of the “Best Healthcare Consultants,” Dr. Umbach is a board-certified, nationally recognized bariatric surgeon who specializes in helping overweight and obese individuals achieve life changing weight loss.

  • Dr. Matthew Apel, M.D.

    Dr. Apel has over seven years of diverse experience in general surgery. Board Certified in surgery, he specializes in weight loss surgery. Dr. Apel’s passion for bariatric surgery is rooted in his desire to help patients’ not only improve, or resolve, many of their medical conditions, but also boost their self-esteem, quality of life, and overall happiness.

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Patient Success Stories

Learn how bariatric surgery transformed their bodies and their lives!

  • "After trying everything I could to reach a healthy weight, I resorted to bariatric surgery which changed my life. I am now able to enjoy more time with my children, my health issues have gone away, and I have more confidence. I also had the most amazing doctor....thanks Dr. Bernie Hanna and all of the staff at North Vista Hospital."

    - Maria R.

  • "I never thought I could feel healthy again after hitting my high weight of 307lbs. I was always so tired and felt worn out all the time. Since having my gastric sleeve in April of 2017 I've lost 107lbs, gone from a size 22 to a size 12 jean, and feel so much better both physically and mentally. I'm able to go on walks with my husband without getting short of breath, I've gone from needing 3 blood pressure medications to only 1 and I feel like I'm finally living my life again after being so stagnant due to my obesity. Having gastric sleeve surgery was one of the very best decisions I've made in my life, my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner."

    - Elaina T.

  • "My name is Maria, I'm 32 years old, and this is my story. I was trying to lose weight with diets and many products, but it was very difficult for me. One year ago I decided to find a good doctor for bariatric surgery to make a change not only for me, but for my family and my kids. I knew it was going to be hard but I did it. I lost over 100 pounds and I feel great! I found the best doctor, Dr. Mustafa Ahmed. He changed my life and now I feel so happy in every aspect. Thank you Dr. Ahmed."

    - Maria

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