Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery is a series of procedures designed to encourage rapid weight oss in patients that are obese. Depending on the procedure, weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach or by resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch. The amount of excess weight lost ranges from 25%-80% of body weight (one year after surgery), and will depend upon the patient following the doctor’s indications.
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Bariatric procedures usually last anywhere from one to three hours and in most cases will require at least a one night stay in the hospital or clinic (the adjustable gastric banding may be, an outpatient rocedure). If you are coming to Las Vegas for a weight loss procedure, you will likely need to spend between five to seven days in the area. Itineraries will vary from clinic to clinic, but in general, you will start with your preoperative exams on the day after your arrival, have surgery on the following day, then get discharged from the clinic a day or two later depending on your procedure. You will then require a few days to recuperate in your hotel before traveling home.