Blog Archive

Bariatric Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jul 27th, 2020

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...

Preparing for Weight-Loss Surgery Jun 18th, 2020

Weight-loss surgery has become a highly effective tool in the battle against obesity and its health-related complications. Once you’ve made the decision to pursue this life-changing procedure, however, the steps you take to prepare can help ensure its success.    Mustafa Ahmed, MD is a board-certified bariatric surgeon who leads our...

Stop Weight Cycling with Medical Weight Loss May 26th, 2020

Losing weight is hard, which makes success especially rewarding. Unfortunately, experts estimate that about 90% of individuals who lose weight eventually gain it back – and most try/fail again and again. Physicians call that “weight cycling” resulting from yo-yo dieting. That “lose weight, gain weight, lose weight again” cycle can...

Your Complete Guide to Sleeve Gastrectomy Apr 16th, 2020

There’s no doubt that weight loss can help you feel more energetic, increase your self-esteem, and make wardrobe shopping a pleasant experience. For many individuals, however, successful weight loss also plays a vital role in their overall physical health. If you’re struggling with losing excess pounds despite your best efforts,...

5 Tips to Keep Heartburn at Bay Mar 3rd, 2020

When heartburn becomes a frequent issue, the burning sensation in your chest, sour taste in your mouth, and the belching that often accompany it can make you downright miserable. If you ignore heartburn for too long, it can cause serious health complications. Dr. Mustafa Ahmed is a board-certified bariatric surgeon...

Why Expert Management of Your Diabetes Matters Feb 25th, 2020

Despite all the media hype and medical attention diabetes commands these days, the condition is on the rise in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30 million Americans, or about 10% of the population, have diabetes. Another 84 million have prediabetes, which puts you...

Out of Town? We Provide a Travel Specialist to Help You Every Step of the Way Jan 13th, 2020

Have you reached a point in your life where your weight holds you back and causes serious health issues? Maybe you’re considering weight-loss surgery, but will be required to travel from out of state or even out of the country.  At Southern Nevada Bariatrics, we’re proud to treat patients from...

5 Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy Dec 3rd, 2019

In both men and women, estrogen and androgen receptors are found all over the body and can regulate several genes that impact heart health, muscle mass, bone density, cognitive abilities, and more. As you age, your body produces fewer reproductive hormones, leading to a cascade of negative effects on your...

Why Revision Surgery is Sometimes Needed After Bariatric Procedures Nov 18th, 2019

When you’re struggling with your weight, bariatric surgery can offer the best results for losing those extra pounds. Unfortunately, you may need an additional procedure, or bariatric revision surgery, after your initial treatment.  At Southern Nevada Bariatrics in Las Vegas, Dr. Mustafa Ahmed brings more than 20 years of experience...

3 Helpful Tips For Recovering From a Gastric Bypass Surgery Oct 25th, 2019

If you've tried diets and exercise on your own but aren’t seeing results, weight loss through gastric bypass surgery may be a great way for you to improve your health. While it’s not a minor procedure, there are things you can do to help recover faster.  Here at Southern Nevada...

Did You Know Bariatric Surgery Can Help Control Type 2 Diabetes? Sep 3rd, 2019

You likely know that managing type 2 diabetes requires nutritional and lifestyle changes. For many diabetes patients who are also seriously overweight or obese, bariatric surgery is also recommended. It may surprise you, but weight-loss surgery can actually benefit your diabetes even before you shed significant pounds.  Studies show that...