Bariatric Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know

Rest assured that Dr. Mustafa Ahmed’s commitment to providing the highest quality medical care for our patients at Southern Nevada Bariatrics has not changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our team recognizes the challenges associated with this viral outbreak and is expertly trained in providing a clean and healthy environment for the staff as well as our patients. We’ve taken a few extra measures, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health officials, that are designed to help keep you safe during these trying times. We appreciate the opportunity to provide information regarding our policies.

Pre-appointment screening

To help protect your health, both new and existing patients can expect to answer a list of questions when contacting the office for an appointment. We’ll ask about recent travel, symptoms you’re experiencing, and other issues that provide information about your possible exposure to COVID-19.

Please be assured that these questions are designed to inquire, and not intrude, and are our first step in helping prevent the spread of the virus. We can also provide current information regarding nearby testing sites and procedures when appropriate. We also welcome your questions during this call and are happy to discuss your concerns at any time.

Scheduling for physical distancing

We’re taking extra measures to maintain social distancing during your visit(s) to Southern Nevada Bariatrics by limiting the number of patient appointments available at any given time.

Because timing is often critical for follow-up visits regarding weight-loss surgery, medical weight loss, diabetes, and other conditions Dr. Ahmed treats, we may schedule appointments based on your circumstances. This helps ensure that your care continues in a timely manner throughout the course of your relationship with our team.

Dr. Ahmed may also recommend a telehealth-type visit versus an in-person office visit during your treatment course when it’s appropriate.

During your appointment

Keeping our facilities clean and sanitized has always been a daily routine here at Southern Nevada Bariatrics, and we’re following additional public health recommendations and CDC guidelines where necessary. This includes appropriate use of face masks and other ways to help protect our patients and staff from the virus that causes COVID-19.

We want to reassure you that while we’re taking this virus very seriously, there are many common sense actions everyone can follow to help limit the spread of COVID-19. We recommend you follow current CDC guidelines as well as those provided by local officials regarding handwashing, physical distancing, and use of facial coverings.

Otherwise, we’re happy to provide further details regarding COVID-19 and your care here at Southern Nevada Bariatrics. Your health is our top priority.

For a personalized treatment strategy that addresses your weight-loss concerns, contact our office in Las Vegas, Nevada

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