Weight Loss Surgery in Nevada – List of Available Surgeons

There are several reputable weight loss surgeons in Nevada, each of which has a unique set of procedures they offer. This page will help you figure out how to pick the right practice and how much you can expect to pay for your chosen procedure.


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  1. Bariatric Surgeon Directory
  2. How to Pick the Right Surgeon
  3. Average Cost of Weight Loss Surgery in Nevada
  4. Which Procedure is Right for You
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Bariatric Surgeon Directory


  • Verified Surgeons in Nevada

The surgeons below are available in Nevada and can perform your weight loss procedure:


  • Kent C. Sasse, M.D.
  • Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery
  1. Reno, NV

Las Vegas

  • Dr. Bernie Hanna
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Gastric Bypass
  • LAP-BAND® System
  • Revision Surgery
  1. Las Vegas, NV

How to Pick the Right Surgeon


  • Research online and offline
  • Create your inital list of surgeons
  • Narrow your list
  • In-person surgeon interviews

To find the best bariatric surgeon for you in Nevada, follow these steps:

  1. Do your research – Confirm that surgery is your best option, compare procedures, understand the downsides of surgery, and learn the important aspects of life after.
  2. Create an initial list of surgeons – Three ways to find Nevada based surgeons include:
    • Online searches
    • Asking for a referral from your primary care physician
    • Contacting one of the verified surgeons listed above
  3. Narrow your list of surgeons – Make an initial list of questions to ask each surgeon, then evaluate their answers based on what’s most important to you.
  4. In-person Surgeon Interviews – Once you have your short list of surgeons, sit down with each surgeon and pick their brains as completely as you can. If you’re wondering what to ask, we have a list of sample questions for each procedure.

Average Cost of Weight Loss Surgery in Nevada


  • $3,500 if insurance pays
  • $16,572 self-pay

Total out-of-pocket costs for having a weight loss procedure done in Nevada depends on a variety of factors, including:

  • Which procedure is right for you
  • Whether your insurance covers your chosen procedure
  • Your chosen hospital and surgeon
  • How to pay for a weight loss procedure if you don’t have insurance
  • Whether your income qualifies you for special tax write-offs

The tools and links below will give you a better understanding of each of the above.

For more cost information, see our Bariatric Surgery Cost page.


Which Procedure is Right for You

There are up to 3 weight loss procedures available in Nevada, including:

  • Gastric Sleeve – feel less hungry & full sooner while eating
  • Gastric Bypass – feel full sooner while eating & absorb fewer minerals
  • LAP-BAND® System – feel full sooner while eating

You will have an easier time finding a doctor who performs the more common procedures like gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, LAP-BAND®, and gastric balloon, although the other procedures may be available as well from select surgeons and gastroenterologists in your area.

To learn more about each procedure, see our Types of Bariatric Surgery page.

Does Your Nevada Insurance Cover Weight Loss Surgery?

Whether or not insurance pays for some or all of your weight loss procedure depends on your specific plan.

If your plan does cover it, it will likely only cover the following procedures:

  • Gastric sleeve
  • Gastric bypass
  • Duodenal Switch

If you’re interested in a different procedure, you will probably have to take the self-pay route.

Your insurance company will also require that your body mass index (BMI) is at least 35 if you have obesity-related health problems like diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, or joint issues. If your BMI is 40 or more, no health issues are required.

Most insurance companies also mandate a 3, 6, or 9 month medically-supervised diet program before they will approve surgery.

Use the tool below to find out if your plan covers it.

For more information, see our Weight Loss Surgery Insurance page.

Your Chosen Hospital and Surgeon

If your insurance covers the weight loss procedure that you want, your out-of-pocket costs will be determined by your specific plan elements like:

  • Office visit copay
  • Deductible (how much you pay for surgery before your insurance starts to pay)
  • Coinsurance (how much your insurance pays after your deductible)
  • Prescription drug copays

If your insurance doesn’t cover your chosen weight loss procedure, the specific hospital and surgeon you select will have a much bigger impact on your out-of-pocket costs.

To compare average self-pay (no insurance) out-of-pocket costs in your state to those in surrounding states, use the interactive map below.

Click here to see the cost by location map: This map shows the average bariatric surgery cost by country and state/province/region based on our annual surgeon cost survey.

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Alternatively, you can scroll through the table below.

RegionAverage Cost
ALABAMA surgeons surveyed are located in Birmingham, Decatur, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa
ALASKA surgeons surveyed are located in Anchorage
ARIZONA surgeons surveyed are located in Flagstaff, Mesa, Phoenix, Prescott, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson
ARKANSAS surgeons surveyed are located in El Dorado, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Little Rock and Pine Bluff
CALIFORNIA surgeons surveyed are located in Bakersfield, Burbank, Chico, Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange, La Jolla, Modesto, Oakland, Poway, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Barbara
COLORADO surgeons surveyed are located in Colorado Springs, Denver and Fort Collins
CONNECTICUT surgeons surveyed are located in Farmington, Glastonbury, Meriden, Middletown, New Haven, Norwalk, Shelton and Stamford
DELAWARE surgeons surveyed are located in Dover, Newark and Wilmington
FLORIDA surgeons surveyed are located in Ft. Meyers, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Miami, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach
GEORGIA surgeons surveyed are located in Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Decatur, Macon, Marietta and Savannah
HAWAII surgeons surveyed are located in Aiea, Kailua-Kona, Honolulu and Wailuku
IDAHO surgeons surveyed are located in Boise, Meridian, Montpelier, Nampa, Pocatello and Post Falls
ILLINOIS surgeons surveyed are located in Chicago, Champaign, Decatur, Naperville, Peoria, Rockford and Springfield
INDIANA surgeons surveyed are located in Bloomington, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Indianapolis and South Bend
IOWA surgeons surveyed are located in Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines and Iowa City
KANSAS surgeons surveyed are located in Topeka, Lenexa, Wichita, Overland Park, Olathe, and Kansas City
KENTUCKY surgeons surveyed are located in Lexington, Louisville and other towns.
LOUISIANA surgeons surveyed are located in Alexandria, New Orleans, Shreveport and other towns
MAINE surgeons surveyed are located in Augusta, Bangor, Portland and other towns
MARYLAND surgeons surveyed are located in Baltimore, Salisbury and other towns
MASSACHUSETTS surgeons surveyed are located in Boston, New Bedford, Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester and other towns.
MICHIGAN surgeons surveyed are located in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and other towns.
MINNESOTA surgeons surveyed are located in Minneapolis / St. Paul, Rochester and other towns
MISSISSIPPI surgeons surveyed are located in Jackson, Hattiesburg, Meridian, Tupelo and other towns.
MISSOURI surgeons surveyed are located in Columbia, Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis and other towns
MONTANA surgeons surveyed are located in Billings, Bozeman, Helena and other towns
NEBRASKA surgeons surveyed are located in Lincoln, Omaha and other towns
NEVADA surgeons surveyed are located in Henderson, Las Vegas and Reno Areas
NEW HAMPSHIRE surgeons surveyed are located in Manchester, Nashua and other towns
NEW JERSEY surgeons surveyed are located in Newark, Trenton and Other Areas
NEW MEXICO surgeons surveyed are located in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe and Other Areas
NEW YORK$32,580
NEW YORK surgeons surveyed are located in Albany, Buffalo, New York City / Manhattan, Rochester, Watertown and Other Areas
NORTH CAROLINA surgeons surveyed are located in Asheville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Greenville, Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston-Salem and Other Areas
NORTH DAKOTA surgeons surveyed are located in Bismarck and Grand Forks
OHIO surgeons surveyed are located in Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Other Areas
OKLAHOMA surgeons surveyed are located in Norman, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Other Areas
OREGON surgeons surveyed are located in Portland, Bend, McMinnville, Salem, Medford, Springfield, Eugene, Beaverton, Corvallis, and Coos Bay
PENNSYLVANIA surgeons surveyed are located in Allentown, Altoona, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Other Areas
SOUTH CAROLINA surgeons surveyed are located in Anderson, Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill and Other Areas
TENNESSEE surgeons surveyed are located in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville
TEXAS surgeons surveyed are located in Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas / Ft. Worth, Houston, Lubbock and San Antonio
UTAH surgeons surveyed are located in Provo, Salt Lake City and St. George
VERMONT surgeons surveyed are located in Burlington, Montpelier and Springfield
VIRGINIA surgeons surveyed are located in Charlottesville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Virginia Beach and Other Towns
WASHINGTON surgeons surveyed are located in Everett, Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver and Other Areas
WEST VIRGINIA surgeons surveyed are located in Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown and Vienna
WISCONSIN surgeons surveyed are located in Eu Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee and Other Areas
WYOMING surgeons surveyed are located in Afton, Cheyenne and Riverton

How to Pay for a Weight Loss Procedure if You Don’t Have Insurance

Some patients have enough money in savings to cover the cost of their procedure. If you do, don’t forget to discuss what happens in the event of an unforeseen issue arising that requires a longer hospital stay. Some surgeons will cover that in an all-inclusive package, others will not.

If you don’t have enough in savings, options for financing weight loss surgery include:

  • Payment plan through your surgeon
  • Secured medical loan (i.e., use your house as collateral)
  • Unsecured medical loan (i.e., medical financing, credit card, etc.)
  • Retirement plan loan (i.e., from your 401(k) plan)
  • Life insurance policy loan
  • Loan from family or friends

See our Financing Bariatric Surgery page for more information.

Whether Your Income Qualifies You for Special Tax Write-offs

If your medical costs total more than 10% of your adjusted gross income, you may be able to write off a portion of your costs.

Use the calculator below to see if you qualify for these special write-offs.

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