Warm Springs Surgical Center is a freestanding surgical center specializing in outpatient bariatric procedures. We have performed over 1,000 surgical weight loss procedures since our inception in 2013. Designed with our patients' medical needs, safety, and comfort in mind, our leading-edge facility is equipped with the latest technology to ensure precision and efficacy in all our surgical procedures.
Thanks to technological and technical advancements in surgical care and safety methods, both patients and surgeons are more frequently choosing to carry out surgery at an ambulatory surgery center on an outpatient basis rather than traditional inpatient hospitalization.Learn More
Bariatrics is Dr. Tom’s passion! He was drawn to bariatrics because of the potential it had in significantly improving or altogether eliminating his patients’ diabetes. His passion grew from there: “I love it when, six months later, I’m seeing people back in the office… and they’ve lost 60, 80, maybe even 100 pounds and are no longer taking their diabetic medications or they’ve gotten rid of their sleep apnea machine and they’ve gotten rid of their high blood pressure medications. And they’re out there hiking, traveling, or doing whatever and they’ve really ‘blossomed’ as people.” Over the last 15 years of specialized experience, he has helped hundreds of patients suffering from not only diabetes, but everything from knee pain and depression to sleep apnea and heart trouble. As an innovative surgeon, he often finds new, better, and more efficient tools and practices that allow him to operate more safely, comfortably, effectively, and cost-effectively.
Matthew E. Apel, MD completed his residency in General Surgery at the University of Arizona. He then joined the Division of General Surgery/Section of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at The University of Arizona as a Clinical Fellow. During his fellowship, he further developed his skills in advanced bariatric surgery procedures. He is also certified in using the robotic da Vinci Surgical System as a Console Surgeon. Dr. Matt’s passion for bariatric surgery is rooted in his desire to help patients’ not only improve, or resolve, many of their medical conditions, but also boost their self-esteem, quality of life, and overall happiness. He feels that it is an honor and a privilege to be part of each patient’s journey to a new, happier you! He regularly attends meetings and conferences to make sure he provides you with state-of-the-art quality and care. At home, he is further blessed with a beautiful family: his wife, Christine, two kids, Eliana and Elijah, and two dogs, Charlie and Blue.
Andrea Schwoerer, MD started her medical training at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She then went to Cleveland Clinic – Akron General for her residency in general surgery. During her training in Ohio, she spent a year as a research fellow at the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute working with leading experts in the field of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. She also has presented her work at many national conferences. After completing her general surgery residency, she continued her training and specialized in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery as a clinical fellow at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dr. Andrea’s dedication to the field of bariatric surgery began early on in her career as she saw the positive impact that weight loss surgery had on patients. It is well known that bariatric surgery can improve the health of a patient, but Dr. Andrea believes that it takes more than just the surgery to make a difference. She believes that it is a team effort for successful weight loss – a team that involves the patient, the surgeon, the medical staff, and family/friends. She is excited to be a part of the Blossom team and a part of each patient’s transition to a healthier life.
As Dr. Andrea is a part of a team at work, she is fortunate to have a team of her own at home. She has a very supportive and compassionate husband, Ben, and two overly spoiled cats (Tygra and the Captain). In her free time, she enjoys hiking, running, and spending time with her family.
Becky graduated with her Master of Health Care Administration from UNLV and is a certified ambulatory surgery center administrator. She has experience in both ambulatory and acute care and is dedicated to providing safe, quality care to all patients. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her husband and son, read science fiction books, and watch Marvel movies.
Tim has been a CRNA for 12 years. He is passionate about patient care and got into the medical because of the flexibility and the in demand for experienced and professional CRNA’s. Tim loves the fact he can go anywhere and do the job he loves. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis and basketball and spending quality time with his pet goldfish, Bubba.
Tamia has 26 years of surgical experience and accreditation from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Tamia received her training as a surgical technologist in the United States Air Force and has experience in several surgical specialties’ including the following: General, Vascular, and Open Heart surgery. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her family and friends, reading inspirational books, or listening to her favorite music.
Andrea obtained her BSN in New York City with an expertise in Emergency/Trauma Medicine. She is a wife to an incredible man and a mom to a three-year-old little boy who keeps her on her toes everyday. She loves to spend time with her family, travel and she’s passionate about coaching people to live a happy & healthy lifestyle.
April has been a Registered Nurse since 2004 and earned her degree in Ohio at Trinity School of Nursing. She loves caring for others including her husband and two children. April spreads positive energy wherever she goes, loves to make everyone smile and is very passionate about her work.
Karen graduated with her BSN from UNLV in 2014 and also works in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. She is fluent in Spanish and enjoys caring for people. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends and family, go to the gym, and play with her dogs.
Lisa has been in nursing for over 10 years. Prior to nursing, Lisa was in banking and then decided to follow her passion as a caretaker; helping folks live the best lives they can. Lisa has two adult sons, is very active and loves to spend time outdoors - skiing, rock-climbing, kayaking, hiking and any other extreme sport!
Gina has been in the medical field for over 15 years. Prior to receiving her medical assistant certification, she was a pharmacy technician. Gina has lived all over Utah and finally made the move to Las Vegas with her two teenage daughters 4 years ago. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the gym and being outdoors.
Dianne moved to Las Vegas 2 years ago from California where she was a pharmacy tech for 7 years. She has over 8 years of customer service and is currently enrolled in school to become an RNFA. She has a passion for music, loves to play sports, travel and be outdoors!
Originally from California, Esteban moved to Las Vegas 11 years ago. He’s been in the medical field for 3 years and he loves the challenge and the fact that it’s always changing. Esteban is very handy and in his free time enjoys fixing cars.
Born and raised in Vegas, Roberto loves the medical field. His passion for helping people has grown so he is currently pursuing a degree in nursing. In his free time, he likes to train for athletic competitions like tough mudder and likes to hang with his husky.
Ana is the first smiling face you will see when checking into our office. She’s spent the majority of her life in Las Vegas and often travels to Mexico with her family that includes two daughters. What she loves about the medical field is that it’s ever-changing and she’s always learning new things.