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Affordable bariatric surgery by Dr. Umbach in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Healthbase has partnered with US-based top bariatric surgeon, Dr. Thomas Umbach, of Blossom Bariatrics, Henderson, NV, bringing affordable domestic medical tourism for obesity surgery to USA. Medical tourists needing weight loss surgeries (WLS) like laparoscopic Roux-en-Y (laparoscopic RNY or laparoscopic gastric bypass), open Roux-en-Y (open RNY or open gastric bypass), lap band, fobi pouch gastric bypass (fobi pouch GB), adjustable gastric banding, gastric sleeve resection (vertical sleeve gastrectomy), StomaphyX, etc. now have the option of receiving their affordable obesity procedure right here in the United States.

Healthbase facilitates full door-to-door domestic medical travel trips for obesity surgical care for self-paying weight loss surgery patients (uninsured and under-insured patients) to Dr. Umbach at the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center at a major discounted rate providing all the added benefits of domestic medical tourism. Established in 1971, Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission (previously JCAHO). It is a 286-bed acute care facility located in southeast Las Vegas.

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Dr. Thomas Umbach surgeon profile

Dr. Thomas UmbachThomas Umbach, M.D., FACS, is a nationally recognized, board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeon considered one of the best American bariatric surgeons. He has 7 years of clinical experience performing hundreds of both open and laparoscopic bariatric procedures and specializes in both advanced and basic minimally invasive weight loss surgery including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and Lap-Band gastric banding surgeries.

Dr. Umbach is the Bariatric Medical Director for Valley Health Systems, a chain of five hospitals including Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Tom Umbach was named one of "America's Top Surgeon 2008" by the Consumers' Research Council of America.

Academic Qualifications and Training:

  • Medical School: Medical College of Virginia - Richmond, VA (graduated 1996)
  • Residency: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical CTR - Los Angeles, CA (finished 2001)
  • Fellowship: University of Southern California, Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery - Los Angeles, CA (finished 2002)


  • Fellow of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • Member of Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery (SAGES)
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Member of American Board of Surgery (ABS)

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Healthbase, an award-winning* medical tourism facilitator in USA, is the trusted source for global medical and dental choices, connecting patients to leading healthcare facilities worldwide. We arrange a variety of medical tourism services from basic consultations to full service treatment abroad. We help you to take care of all your medical tourism details from arranging the surgery and financing options to visas, travel, lodging and tourism.

Healthbase caters to the needs of individual consumers, self-funded businesses, insurance carriers, benefit consultants, insurance agents, and third party administrators seeking affordable medical travel and dental travel options. Our state-of-the-art, easy to use, information rich web-based system makes it easy to coordinate international medical care including necessary travel and accommodation for patients and their companions, all at one place.

The cost of surgical care at our ever growing network of affiliated institutions is typically a fraction of the cost of care in the U.S. with equal or superior outcomes. Healthbase arranges first class services for patients at major internationally accredited hospitals in Thailand, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, Belgium, Hungary, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, Mexico, USA and is expanding to Canada, UK, Jordan,Taiwan, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, El Salvador and Guatemala.

We offer over two hundred medical, dental and cosmetic procedures in various categories: Orthopedic procedures such as hip replacement, Birmingham hip resurfacing, artificial knee replacement, rotator cuff repair, knee surgery; Cardiac and Vascular procedures like heart bypass (multiple coronary artery bypass graft or CABG), aortic aneurysm repair, heart valve repair, heat valve replacement, angioplasty, RF Ablation; Spinal procedures such as spine fusion, laminectomy, disc replacement; Weight-loss procedures like gastric bypass, lap band, gastric sleeve; Eye procedures like LASIK; Cosmetic and Plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, face lift, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), liposuction; Dental procedures such as orthognathic surgery, dental bridges, dental implants, dental crowns; dental veneers; and hundreds of other procedures in the departments of Urology, General surgery, Wellness and many more. The savings are up to 80% of typical US hospital prices.

Medical Tourism, also termed as Medical Travel, Health Travel, Health Tourism, Global Healthcare, Medical Vacation, Medical Value Travel, Medical Treatment Abroad, International Medical, Surgical Tourism, Surgery Abroad, Surgical Trip, Healthcare Abroad, Medical Outsourcing, offshore Medical and Overseas Medical, is the act of traveling abroad to receive medical, dental and cosmetic care. Significantly lower cost for best practice care is usually the primary motivation behind medical tourism although some medical tourists go abroad for immediate availability of procedures and to seek treatments that are not available in their home country. Patients frequently also take advantage of the opportunity to vacation and tour inexpensively in the foreign country while they are visiting for health care. Signup to know more about medical or dental tourism.

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