Blossom Bariatrics is seeing a boom in medical tourism as patients continue to take specialised procedures
For decades, people have come to the US for access to certain medical specialties that are unavailable elsewhere. Many have come to avoid long waiting lists in nations which have government-run healthcare or socialised medicine.
More people are discovering that their journeys towards better healthcare and a more fulfilling life begin at Blossom Bariatrics in Las Vegas, Nevada. People travel from all over the US, Canada and overseas to see Dr Thomas Umbach – with good reason. Dr. Umbach is passionately devoted to helping them regain a higher quality of life through overcoming obesity and keeping their weight off long-term.
Dr. Umbach is a nationally recognised, board-certified and fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon. He’s been recognised as one of the nation’s top bariatric surgeons by Newsweek. Dr. Umbach’s other notable achievements include being named “America’s Top Surgeon” in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and several Who’s Who listings.
“Bariatrics has always been my passion,” says Dr. Umbach. “My practice is 100 percent devoted to helping obese clients achieve healthier lifestyles. It brings me great pleasure to see my clients shed their excess weight and enjoy the simple pleasures of life again – playing with their children or grandchildren, riding a rollercoaster for the first time or dating again.”
Unlike many bariatric surgeons who focus on one or two procedures, Umbach offers his experience and expertise in gastric banding, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, gastric sleeve resection and revisional surgery. Some Canadian clients, for example, choose Dr. Umbach for gastric sleeve procedures that they cannot find in Canada.
Many of Dr. Umbach’s out-of-state and foreign clients combine their surgical procedures with a fun-filled vacation in Las Vegas. Thanks to the advanced technology and surgical techniques used by Dr. Umbach, most procedures do not require lengthy recovery periods. As a result, his bariatric surgery clients – especially those who travel from other states or countries – often celebrate the blossoming of their new lives by enjoying the exciting thrills of Las Vegas after surgery.
“Many overseas clients suffer from obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and heart disease,” says Umbach. “Many arrive with digestive disorders, sleep disorders, respiratory problems and reproductive health issues and many are on medication for their conditions. My goal is to help them regain their health and their self-esteem so they can enjoy life.”
Part of enjoying life is soaking up the thrills and excitement of Las Vegas, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Clients from other states or countries can enjoy many diversions that can help them take their minds off their surgery. Clients can experience some of the finest entertainment in the world before or after surgery. Lavish performances by the Cirque du Soleil, Celine Dion, Tony Bennett and other world-class entertainers are all part of the Las Vegas experience. Since most of Dr. Umbach’s procedures require short recovery times, it’s typical for clients to have their procedure then celebrate with a well-earned holiday.
In addition to his experience, skill and surgical expertise, Dr. Umbach offers his clients something they cannot get anywhere else – his personal mobile phone number and an offer to call him anytime, day or night.
“I want my clients to be able to reach me 24/7 with any questions or concerns they have before surgery and for as long after surgery as they feel they need me,” says Umbach. “Most of them are amazed when I hand them my cell phone number, and even more amazed when I answer their calls and treat them as friends.”
Umbach offers every client comprehensive pre-and post-surgical programmes. His pre-surgical programme is aimed at maximising client safety and increasing their chances for excellent surgical results. His post-surgical programmes include nutrition (Blossom Bites) and fitness (Blossom Bodies) counselling, support groups (Blossom Buddies) to help them adjust to life after bariatric surgery and psychological and emotional counselling (Blossom Beauty) to help empower them towards a better quality of life.
According to one medical tourism client, James Delao, “Dr. Umbach’s pre-surgery programme is one of the best I have ever seen or heard about. He has an excellent group of staff who helped me get through all the required paperwork with little effort. I trusted him with my life and he came through with flying colours.”
“My surgery went very well and I felt no pain during or after, says Delao. “I had my surgery on Wednesday and went back to work on Friday. He also has an excellent after-care programme that helps you achieve your goals. I highly recommend Dr. Umbach if you are looking to have a bariatric procedure in the Las Vegas area.”
Comfort and convenience
Visiting clients can relax and enjoy the warm, friendly atmosphere at Blossom Bariatrics. Dr. Umbach and his entire care team take as much time as clients need to feel comfortable. He answers all their questions and makes himself available and accessible. His staff even help clients with travel and hotel reservations.
Dr. Umbach operates out of a state-of-the-art, fully equipped, JACO-certified surgery centre. He uses special protocols to achieve exceptional pain control for his clients, which increases comfort and helps them enjoy their Las Vegas experience even more. For added client convenience, Blossom Bariatrics also accepts Visa and MasterCard, offers flexible financing options and cash discounts.
For more information 600 Whitney Ranch Drive, Suite E26, Henderson, NV 89014, US
Phone: 702-463-3300, www.BlossomBariatrics.com