The latest bariatric treatment – SIPS Surgery – is now available in Las Vegas for those suffering from obesity.
What is Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing Surgery?
- Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing Surgery — a new bariatric surgery also known as modified duodenal switch surgery — is performed by reducing the size of the stomach.
- It involves creating a sleeve out of the stomach by removing a large part of it. The sleeve created is larger in volume than the one created in gastric sleeve surgery.
- The next step involves separation of the duodenum from the remaining intestinal tract.
- As compared to regular Duodenum Switch (DS), SIPS leads to greater absorption of nutrients and vitamins, and less bowel movement.
Are You a Candidate for SIPS?
Unlike duodenal switch, SIPS is easier to perform and lessens the nutritional deficiencies. At the same time it also helps patients lose a lot of weight. If your previous attempts at losing weight have failed, then Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing Surgery could suit you. This surgery is for severely obese whose weight is causing serious health problems and interferes with their routine chores.
- Less invasive
- Favorable long term results for weight loss and GERD3
- Reduces the risk for malnutrition and diarrhea4
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Experienced Vegas Bariatric Surgeon
One of the Top Ten Bariatric Surgeons in the United States, Dr. Thomas Umbach has over 15 years of experience and has performed over 3,500 successful bariatric procedures. He specializes in gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and lap band surgery. Highlights of his impressive credentials are:
- Fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery from the University of Southern California
- Active membership of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
He performs surgery at his state-of-art facility which is 100% dedicated to bariatric surgery.
Our Las Vegas SIPS Bariatric Surgery Package* includes the following:
- Pre- and Post-Operative Appointments
- Bariatric Diet and Nutrition Class
- Psychological Assessment
- Facility Fees
- Surgeon and Anesthesiologist’s Fees
- ClearFast (cutting-edge pre-op beverage which helps you prepare for surgery as well as recover later)
- IV Therapy (a bag of IV fluids with Myer’s Cocktail; Myer’s cocktail is vitamin-and-mineral mix administered intravenous for treating malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, chronic sinusitus and other disorders)
- Medical concierge services for clients coming from outside Las Vegas, NV
*Subject to change; contact for the latest information
Package price excludes:
- Pre-op lab work, EKG and surgical clearance
- Prescription medicines
- Protein shakes and vitamins
You must have a companion who is at least 18 years of age or older travelling with you for the following reasons:
- In case you need assistance with restroom
- For making calls to the doctor and getting prescriptions
- For checking you in and out of the facility
- Last but not the least, for keeping you motivated throughout your surgery
|Preparing for the Surgery (before arriving in Las Vegas)||After Reaching Las Vegas|
|Submission of Medical History online||Pre-Operative Appointment|
|Psychological Evaluation||IV Therapy – Surgery – Post-op visit|
Our Center at Las Vegas is technologically advanced with state of the art equipment. In our attempt to serve our clients with affordable bariatric surgery at the same time maintaining highest levels of care, we offer the following facilities at our Las Vegas Center:
- Credit card
- Cashier’s Check
Financing Your Bariatric Surgery
The finance companies we work with are:
- American Healthcare Lending
- Care Credit
- Citerra Finance
Note: We are not liable for agreed upon terms and conditions with the financing companies
BMI and Weight Loss After SIPS
According to a study by Cottam D. and colleagues published in 2015, SIPS Surgery has been acknowledged as a technically feasible procedure which aids in substantial weight loss during the short term follow-up3. The study reports an excess weight loss between 3 and 6 months at 69.980 lbs (31.81 kgs) and between 6 and 12 months at 86.50 lbs (39.32 kgs). Excess BMI loss (%) of 35.8, 89.1, and 102.2 was noticed at 3 months, between 6-12 months, and at 12 months.
GERD Reduction After Surgery
The study by Cottam D. also states that the procedure can be a feasible option for the treatment of GERD in morbidly obese patients. The study noted that between 6-12 months after the surgery, all the patients were satisfied with the improvement. With the mean total score of 6.2, lower GERD-HRQL (health related quality of life) total scores indicated good quality of life3.
- Avoid TV/computer while having meals
- Eliminate potatoes, bread, pasta, rice, corn and tortillas
- Eliminate drinking carbonated fluids and caffeine
- Eliminate sweets, fast food, and fried foods
- If possible do not snack in between meals
- Eat slowly and chew each bite well
- Add more vegetables to your diet
- Include exercise in your daily routine
Things to Avoid
- Smoking increases the risk of surgical complications and hence it must stop at least 4 weeks prior to surgery.
- Stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) 10 days before surgery
Obesity can put you at risk of many harmful and life-threatening diseases and the simplest of tasks may seem like a challenge. Obese people are more likely to develop severe heart conditions and T2D (Type 2 Diabetes). As per the State of Obesity, adult obesity has increased by thirty-five percent in four US states followed by thirty percent in 25 US States1.
With more than 29 million American adults suffering from diabetes and 86 million having pre-diabetes, the prevalence of obesity related diseases is alarming. As per a US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report, one in three adults could have diabetes by 20502. Bariatric surgery can be an effective tool in avoiding becoming a mere statistic.
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- Zaveri H, Surve A, Cottam D, et al. Stomach intestinal pylorus sparing surgery (SIPS) with laparoscopic fundoplication (LF): a new approach to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the setting of morbid obesity. SpringerPlus. 2015;4:596. Doi:10.1186/s40064-015-1396-6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4628040/