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Welcome to Warm Springs Surgical Center. We are a state-of-the-art freestanding, outpatient, ambulatory surgery center specializing in bariatric procedures.

Expertise

Expertise

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.

Location

Our outpatient ambulatory surgery center is located in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada, servicing patients from all over the world. We are just minutes from the airport and The Las Vegas Strip making our surgical center the ideal location for your outpatient procedure.

Technology & Equipment

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.

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Staff

Tom Umbach
MD, FACS

Tom Umbach

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 Apel
MD, FACS, FASMBS

Matthew Apel

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.

Lissa Sakata
MD, MPH

Lissa Sakata

Q: What made you decide to get into bariatric surgery? I always wanted to be a surgeon, because I loved the idea of being able to help people. I especially love bariatrics because it saves people’s lives! Laparoscopic bariatrics is the most technically challenging of all specialty fields, so I was drawn to it early on during my internship at Michigan State University. It’s so rewarding to be able to participate in such a life changing event for someone, not to mention the incredible effects it has on their overall health!

Q: Why Blossom Bariatrics? After I completed my one-year Bariatric Fellowship at Hackensack University Medical Center, one of the leading obesity treatment centers in the greater New York area and one of the first laparoscopic weight loss fellowships in the country, I did a mini-tour of the US to decide where I wanted to be. When I met Dr. Matt, Dr. Tom and the rest of the group – from the Blossom family to the Warm Springs team – I knew it was the right fit! I loved the idea of being with a program that offered a fully comprehensive approach, all in one location, with an incredible track record and top-notch service. Most importantly, I wanted to be part of this team who treats each individual with compassion, where each person feels truly heard and well taken care of!

Q: Did you ever think you would live in Las Vegas? What do you think about it? Never! I grew up in Alaska, and after high school I moved to DC and attend George Washington University. From there, I completed my master’s in public health. I went to medical school at St. George’s University and completed my internship at Michigan State University – where I met my amazing husband. During my residency at York Hospital, I was mentored by bariatric surgeons and then completed my fellowship in Hackensack, New Jersey. So, I’ve been an east coast girl almost my entire adult life, but I always felt drawn to the west coast mentality! I love Las Vegas and have good friends that live here. It’s a city that boasts incredible customer service, world class entertainment and gorgeous weather! What’s not to love?!

Q: Describe what it’s like working alongside Dr. Tom & Dr. Matt It’s exciting, I feel right at home. To be working with two such skilled surgeons in an environment that supports innovation, growth and autonomy is a perfect fit for me – and them!

Q: What do you like to do in your free time, when you have some? My husband and I love to be outdoors – hiking, skiing, tennis, anything really! Vegas has great outdoor actives and is a short drive to water or snow in California or Utah! I also love helping underserved communities and being involved in volunteer work. For the past 4 years, I have traveled to Ghana on a medical mission to perform surgeries for people who would otherwise go without care.

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3235 E. Warm Springs Road #110
Las Vegas, NV 89120
(702) 802-5200

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