Information for Out-of-towners

Traveling for Weight Loss Surgery

Why Choose Blossom Bariatrics

Over the years, Blossom Bariatrics has established an excellent reputation that attracts clients from throughout North America. In fact, they accommodate out-of-towners so well, The New Economy has named Dr. Tom one of the best "Medical Tourism Providers" several years in a row – and over a third of our clients come from outside of Las Vegas.

Blossom Bariatrics is dedicated to helping his out-of-state clients make their surgical weight loss treatments as convenient and stress-free as possible. Our team of expertly trained professionals can even help visiting clients arrange travel plans and hotel accommodations.

Discover Why Blossom Bariatrics is Perfect for Your Weight Loss Surgery

Many of our out-of-state clients combine their surgical treatments with a fun-filled vacation in Las Vegas. Due to the advanced surgical technologies used by our team, most procedures are minimally invasive and do not require lengthy recovery periods.

As a result, our bariatric surgery clients can celebrate the beginning of their new lives in exciting and beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada!
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Like many life experiences, your weight loss surgery experience can be improved with advance planning.

It’s important to discuss your weight loss procedure with your primary care physician in your city. Our team will work hand-in-hand with you and them to ensure you have all testing and pre-surgical requirements completed before heading to Las Vegas.

Then, once your procedure is complete and you are back home – you will proceed to follow-up with your primary care physician for yearly lab work and testing, because after all, a well designed recovery can increase your safety, comfort, and peace of mind!

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How long should I plan on staying?

We recommend you schedule a 5-day stay for the following procedures (arrive 2 days prior to surgery, depart 2 days after surgery):

Please keep in mind that this timeline is what we have seen on average. These times may change depending on your appointment times, and your own personal healing process and schedule. Work with your appointed Insurance Advocate to design your travel schedule.


When planning your surgery travel, it’s important to consider where you’ll be staying. Below are useful links to our hotel partners that offer special discounted rates for out clients. At this time, we do not offer flight arrangements.

Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas-Henderson

421 Astaire Drive, Henderson, NV, 89014

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After Your Procedure

Traveling with a companion is necessary and the best way to ensure that your aftercare needs are met during the initial recovery period. Having a friend or family member assist you for at least 24 hours after surgery is very important.

If you are in need of a professional to take care of you after surgery, you can contact our preferred partner Henderson Home Care Assistance.

You must have an adult (over the age of 18), drive you to your surgical appointment. You will not be able to have your surgery if this requirement is not met.


Some of our hotel partners offer a shuttle service, but it’s important to check ahead of time as they are not always able to guarantee rides at your specific appointment times.

Uber or Lyft are efficient and cost-effective options for travel around the city. There are also multiple taxi and car companies available.

Airport Information


5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
General Info – (702) 261-5211

McCarran International Airport serves as the initial visitor gateway to one of the most exciting resort destinations in the world. The Aviation Group ensures that the mix of more than 40 Airlines and numerous Aviation Support Service operators reflect the high standards of the visitors and residents of Las Vegas. If you can’t locate the information you are looking for on our web pages, just call McCarran Airport directly.

Traveling longer than 5 hours?

Whenever traveling greater than 5 hours, it is important to talk with Dr. Tom and our staff for special instructions to minimize complications and discomfort with traveling after surgery. While sitting flex and extend your ankles and knees to help improve circulation.

Rental Cars

Enterprise Car Rental (open 24 hours)

Budget Car Rental (open 24 hours)

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Virtual Seminar

While many of our local clients like to attend our new patient seminars, it’s not necessary to attend to begin your weight loss journey. However, we do discuss some very exciting and informative topics – that’s why we’ve recorded one of our seminars so our out-of-towners can watch it as if they are there in person! Take a few moments to watch and familiarize yourself with our practice!

What others are saying

See why so many people travel nationally to Blossom Bariatrics!

I traveled from Boise, Idaho because I couldn’t find a provider I was comfortable with in my city. Best decision I’ve ever made!

The Blossom team made it clear and understandable from beginning to end!

Not only was it a fantastic experience with Dr. Tom and staff, we were able to enjoy a little vacation on top of it!

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