According to the National Institutes of Health, anyone weighing 20 percent or more than the ideal for his or her body is obese. At that point, the extra weight becomes a health risk, contributing to a number of conditions, many of them life-threatening.
Anyone with a BMI of 30 or higher may be a candidate for weight loss surgery.
Check your BMI, or Body Mass Index, to see if you are a candidate for Weight Loss Surgery.
Dr. Mustafa Ahmed
Our top-rated practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in medical care. To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:
Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
Earning trust and respect of patients and the community.
Exceeding your expectations.
Ensuring a compassionate, professional environment.
Striving for continuous improvement at all levels.
Our intention is to help you understand the options and process of weight loss surgery. We want you to know the surgeon, Dr. Ahmed, and his experienced and friendly staff. If you decide weight loss surgery is right for you, we want you to feel confident about choosing us!
What Our Patients Say About Southern Nevada Bariatrics
"This was a very smooth and organized experience. My experience couldn't have been any better. Dr. Ahmed and his staff were very attentive to my concerns, questions, and care. I would highly recommend them to anyone interested in bariatric surgery.!!"
"Dr. Ahmed and his team surpassed all other surgeons The journey through the process is a tedious one. The entire team is dedicated to making the experience a smooth one. Dr. Ahmed provides a FREE seminar at which you may ask questions that help you decide if the surgery is right for you. I felt completely safe in his accomplished hands. My gastric sleeve surgery was a complete success."
"Dr. Ahmed and his staff at Southern Nevada Bariatrics are the most understanding and caring folks I've met in the health industry in Las Vegas thus far. I would not recommend any other surgeon for bariatric surgery other than Dr. Ahmed. Thank you, Dr. Ahmed for changing my life!"
"Dr. Ahmed rocks! I honestly can't say enough about him. His staff made me feel comfortable and he spent a lot of time with me, explaining my options for bariatric surgery. I am happy to recommend him to family and friends!!!"
Dr. Ahmed graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, and then did an Internal medicine residency. He practiced Internal Medicine for six years before doing a surgery residency. The experiences that Dr. Ahmed had as an Internist shaped who he is today and his path to help patients overcome obesity.
Taking care of patients who are struggling with obesity and medical co-morbidities that could be alleviated by weight loss surgery has become Dr.Ahmed's passion. He understands the disease process unlike any other bariatric surgeon, due to his experience as an internist and surgeon.
A note from Dr. Ahmed:
In my mind, the most prized possession a person has is their health. If you decide to have bariatric surgery, there is no better place to come than to Southern Nevada Bariatrics. I understand what you are going through and the frustrations you have had struggling with weight loss. Bariatric surgery is a tool that will help you lose the weight and gain your life and happiness back.
Let me help you achieve your dreams. Hope to see you soon.
-Dr. Mustafa Ahmed, M.D., FACS