Blossom Bariatrics

In-House TestingConcierge Practice

At Blossom Bariatrics we like to consider ourselves a 'concierge' practice

We hand-pick our professionals who are specially trained to understand obesity and bariatrics, and to ensure the highest quality possible for each and every one of our clients

We've spent countless years understanding the surgery process, adding new programs and services to our practice and finding ways to save our clients precious time and money

What Does This Mean for You?

The term 'concierge' comes from the hospitality industry; often scheduling attractions, tickets or shows for patrons so they don't have to do it themselves. We took that same idea and applied it to our medical practice!

At Blossom Bariatrics, in Las Vegas, Nevada, you will find everything you need under one roof to get to surgery. Unlike most other bariatric practices, the staff at Blossom Bariatrics is equipped to handle everything in our office - from blood work, EKG's, Stress Tests, Ultra Sound, Psychiatric Evaluation, Medication Dispensing, Nutrition and more. Most of these items are taken care of during your initial consultation. After your initial consultation, and before you're cleared to schedule surgery - you will be asked to schedule and EGD. An EGD, also known as an upper endoscopy, is a procedure in which a thin scope with a light and camera at its tip is used to look inside the upper digestive tract -- the esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine, called the duodenum. This procedure is done by your Blossom Bariatrics surgeon at our surgery center, Warm Springs Surgical Center.

Whether you are looking into the vertical sleeve gastrectomy. (or the SAFE Sleeve, or Sleeve), or the gastric bypass, by bringing this in-house to our practice, we are able to save you time, money and the hassle of having to go to multiple for the necessary labs and tests it takes to start your surgery process

As a leader in the bariatric field, Dr, Tom and his staff recommend the following testing to ensure a safe and effective weight loss procedure*

ABI - ABI, also called Ankle-Brachial Index test, is a test which compares the blood pressure in your ankles to the blood pressures in your arms. It is a safe and painless test that helps your physician determine if your legs are getting the proper amount of blood supply.

EKG - An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of you heart. An EKG shows the heart's electrical activity as line tracings on paper. The spikes and dips in the tracings are called waves. The heart is a muscular pump made up of four chambers.

PFT - Pulmonary function test are a broad range of tests that measure how well the lungs take in and exhale air and how efficiently they transfer oxygen into the blood. Spirometry measures how well the lungs exhale

H/H H and H, sometimes written as "H&H", is a popular shorthand for hemoglobin and hematocrit, two very common and important blood tests.

LDX - A cholesterol test panel

CMP - The comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) is used as a broad screening tool to evaluate organ function and check for conditions such as diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease. The CMP may also be ordered to monitor known conditions, such as hypertension, and to monitor people taking specific medications for any kidney- or liver-related side effects.

BNP - The brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) test is used to check for heart failure.

A1C - The A1C test is a blood test that provides information about a person's average levels of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, over the past 3 months.

H-Pylori - Helicobacter pylori testing is used to diagnose an infection due to the bacteria and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. H. pylori infection is associated with an increased risk of developing ulcers (peptic ulcer disease), chronic gastritis, and gastric (stomach) cancer.

Metabolic Reevue - The REEVUE measures the oxygen that the body consumes. Using this measurement, it calculates a patient's Resting Energy Expenditure (REE), commonly referred to as a Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). Physicians can screen for abnormally low metabolic rates and pinpoint the precise caloric intake required for weight loss, maintenance, or weight gain.

Stress Test - A test of cardiovascular capacity made my monitoring the heart rate during a period of increasingly strenuous exercise - done on a treadmill or stationary bicycle.

ABI
EKG
PFT
H/H
LDX
CMP
BNP
A1C
H-Pylori
Metabolic Reevue
Ultrasound
Stress Test
Disclaimer: *Individual results may vary. These tests are performed under supervision of trained professionals. In some cases, Blossom Bariatrics and their surgeons may refer you out to a specialist if one or more of these tests are not able to be performed in-house. Clients with previous heart conditions will likely be referred to a cardiologist.