Eat Low-Fat, Nutrient-Rich Foods
Consuming processed foods and items high in saturated and trans fats can contribute to hypertension, high cholesterol, and high triglyceride levels. Strive to eat at least five servings of produce each day, and choose items that are high in fiber, such as whole grains and legumes. When eating out, try to find poultry or fish entrees that are grilled, steamed, or baked, and ask whether you can substitute vegetables for a side dish.
If you are too busy to visit the gym multiple times per week, you can still sneak in small amounts of physical activity during your daily responsibilities. Choose a parking space farther away from your destination and speed-walk to get there, meet friends for a game of Frisbee instead of a round of drinks, and take the stairs whenever possible. Your goal should be to perform 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of cardio each week.
According to the American Heart Association, smoking is the most notable and preventable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, quitting can eventually reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke to that of a nonsmoker! Ask your physician for help creating a personalized plan to stop smoking.
Chronic stress can increase your risk of heart disease, so if you are having trouble sleeping, maintaining a steady eating plan, focusing on important tasks, or feeling calm, it may help you to evaluate your life and identify sources of stress. Be sure to practice daily stress-relief habits such as spending time with loved ones, exercising, and prioritizing responsibilities.
- Bariatric Surgery options
- Who is an appropriate candidate for surgery
- What is involved in the surgery and recovery process
American women face a number of challenges to their health, including cardiovascular disease, which remains one of the top causes of death. Fortunately, heart conditions are highly preventable with the appropriate lifestyle changes.
MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas offers a cutting-edge Cardiac Surgery Program to help patients take control of their health. Learn about our high-quality cardiac rehabilitation services by calling (702) 233-5474.
When you notice the signs of a stroke in yourself or a loved one, seeking emergency medical treatment is absolutely critical. Receiving stroke care from MountainView Hospital within three hours of the onset of the condition can enable patients to recover with minimal disability.
There are two different types of stroke: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke is the result of a blood clot blocking an artery, preventing oxygenated blood from reaching the parts of the brain beyond the obstruction. Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a weak blood vessel in the brain ruptures, causing blood to build up in the surrounding tissue.
Because every portion of the brain is vital to everyday functioning, time is of the essence when treating a stroke. As soon as a stroke patient reaches the emergency department of a hospital, diagnostic testing will commence in order to determine the size, position, and nature of the issue.
If an ischemic stroke is detected, anticoagulant medications and clot-dissolving drugs will be administered to facilitate blood flow and hopefully preserve the brain tissue that was deprived of oxygen. These measures are most effective within three hours of the onset of a stroke. Hemorrhagic stroke is treated surgically—the torn artery is either clamped to stem the flow of blood or closed with a coil that is guided through the cardiovascular system using a catheter.
The faster a stroke patient receives medical care, the better his or her chances of recovery are. Because a stroke can leave patients with severe disabilities, including speech deficits, restricted movement on one side of the body, and short-term memory loss, seeking stroke care quickly can make a significant difference in the long-term outlook of a patient.
The physicians at MountainView Hospital are dedicated to saving lives and improving the outcome of patients with life-altering conditions such as stroke. To learn more about our Las Vegas stroke care services, call (702) 233-5474 today.
Bariatric weight loss involves the surgical alteration of the stomach and intestines in order to restrict food intake or inhibit the absorption of calories and fat. A surgical solution will typically only be recommended when a patient has a BMI of over 40 or a BMI above 35 along with at least one serious weight-related health condition.
Reasons for Weight Loss Surgery
If a patient’s conscientious efforts to control weight with conservative methods such as portion control and physical activity have failed, he or she may benefit from bariatric surgery. In addition to facilitating weight loss, the procedure can help to bring obesity-related conditions such as type-II diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea under control.
Operative Techniques Used
At MountainView Hospital, we offer three different bariatric weight loss options so patients can choose the procedure that best suits their situation. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is minimally invasive, involving the use of a laparoscope to create an egg-sized stomach pouch which is attached to a portion of the small intestine. Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding is a similar process, but instead of rerouting the intestine, it uses an inflatable band to portion off a small section of stomach. Patients who want to minimize the risks involved in bariatric weight loss can elect to undergo a sleeve gastrectomy, in which the majority of the stomach is removed, permanently reducing the size of the organ.
After weight loss surgery, it is vital to maintain a doctor-recommended diet and exercise plan. Staying hydrated, eating a number of small meals throughout the day, and developing a sense of satiety helps patients maintain gastrointestinal comfort. The most successful weight loss cases involve patients who are dedicated to following their physician’s instructions and making healthful choices each day.
About Sunrise Hospital
Chosen as the top hospital in Las Vegas by U.S. News and World Report and voted as the Best Hospital in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Review Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides high-quality, advanced healthcare services in Southern Nevada and the surrounding region. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 15 consecutive years, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility offers a full range of specialized services including an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Nevada Neurosciences Institute— the region’s first Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center—featuring stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and sleep disorder treatments, a Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, a comprehensive Breast Center, a Level-II Trauma and Emergency Services Department, a CARF accredited inpatient Rehabilitation Center, Orthopedics, Gamma Knife and specialty services in women’s health, pulmonology, critical care, complex surgery and wound care. Sharing the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital.
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
3186 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702-233-5454.
About MountainView Hospital:
MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of Northwest Las Vegas. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is often recognized for providing quality and compassionate care to our community for the past 16 years. MountainView Hospital is a certified Primary Stroke Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. The hospital is also a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital, and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.
3100 N. Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702-233-5474.
Las Vegas, NV— Sunrise Hospital and MountainView Hospital are offering free Bariatric Surgery (weight-loss) Programs to the community. Both programs bring together the expertise and compassion of our experienced physicians and staff with the outstanding capabilities to offer a life-changing procedure.
To help educate the community on our Bariatric Surgery Programs, we are offering a series of community education sessions on weight-loss surgery. Through these free sessions, you can learn more about:
Our Bariatric Surgeons will present the programs. The educational programs for the community will be held:
Sunrise Hospital Programs
Tuesday, August 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 23 at 5:30 p.m.
Sunrise Hospital Auditorium
Lobby Level of Hospital
3186 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Saturday, August 11 at 10 a.m.
Saturday, August 18 at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, August 22 at 6 p.m.
MountainView Hospital First Floor Classroom
Lobby Level of Hospital
3100 Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128
These programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, call (702) 233-5300.
Take an hour to learn more about the Bariatric Surgery Programs at Sunrise Hospital and MountainView Hospital. You could change your life.
Tell our ER staff in advance that you are on your way to MountainView Hospital