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About Us

Meet our surgeons

Dr. Matthew Apel

Dr. Matthew E. Apel, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is a distinguished surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and robotic surgery. He completed his General Surgery residency and clinical fellowship at the University of Arizona, where he developed advanced skills in bariatric surgery. Certified as a Console Surgeon on the da Vinci Surgical System, Dr. Apel’s passion lies in helping patients improve their medical conditions and overall quality of life. He continuously updates his knowledge through professional conferences to offer state-of-the-art care. Off-duty, he cherishes time with his wife, children, and dogs.

Dr. Tom Umbach

Dr. Thomas Umbach is a renowned bariatric surgeon, recognized by Newsweek and Time magazines for his specialization in weight loss surgery. With over two decades of experience, he is dedicated to providing individualized treatment to help patients achieve weight loss and health goals. As the founder of Blossom Bariatrics in Las Vegas, his commitment to offering state-of-the-art procedures is reflected in his continuous innovation in safe and effective surgical techniques.

Our surgical team is board certified and fellowship trained, and have performed thousands of bariatric procedures. They specialize in the Blossom Bariatrics Patented Safe Sleeve®️️ technique and our unique client-focused approach. Please be advised that you are not able to choose a specific surgeon. The surgeon selection is based on our schedule, and you will likely meet multiple surgeons during the duration of your visit.