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Dr. Bernadine A Hanna, M.D.,

Surgeon

Dr. Bernadine A Hanna M.D., is a Top Surgeon in Las Vegas, NV. With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to his specialty, Dr. Bernie Hanna is an expert in Bariatric surgery changing the lives of his patients for the better. He specializes in the Gastric Sleeve procedure, The Gastric Band revision surgery and The Gastric Bypass procedure. Through his passion, commitment and expertise in the field, Dr. Bernie Hanna is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in his field, Dr. Bernie Hanna is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. He embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Bernie Hanna is a true asset to his field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Bernadine A. Hanna, M.D.,
Specializes in:
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Howard University Medical School
  • Accepting new patients

Gallstones

You can still have ongoing discomfort if the gallbladder had a recent attack. Stay away from the greedy foods until gallbladder is removed.

How should I choose a surgeon and hospital?

Look at surgeon's training and experience. You want a compassionate doctor when you visit. Look at the hospital credentials. MBSAQIP certification is a good accreditation.

Since I had my appendix removed, I haven't really had an appetite. Is this normal?

By now you should be having an appetite however everyone indifferent and if you are still on medication, antibiotics etc this can affect that. Make sure follow up with your surgeon READ MORE
By now you should be having an appetite however everyone indifferent and if you are still on medication, antibiotics etc this can affect that. Make sure follow up with your surgeon and check.

How soon before my heart surgery should I stop smoking?

You should ask your cardiologist. But typically smoking is bad for the lungs and anesthesia. You want to stop 6 weeks or more before surgery.

What risk factors are associated with an abdominal surgery?

Depends on the approach. You want an experienced minimally invasive surgeon. However many possible risks an occur including bleeding, infection, injury to intra abdominal organs. READ MORE
Depends on the approach. You want an experienced minimally invasive surgeon. However many possible risks an occur including bleeding, infection, injury to intra abdominal organs. There are also anesthesia risks.

My husband is getting surgery soon. How should we prepare?

The key is to make sure that his blood sugars are very well controlled to limit infection. Can prep the day before by washing / shower and making sure the area is clean with soap. READ MORE
The key is to make sure that his blood sugars are very well controlled to limit infection. Can prep the day before by washing / shower and making sure the area is clean with soap. Optimize his nutrition with good healthy protein that helps healing. Speak with the surgeon.

Is bariatric surgery painful?

After doing several thousand bariatric surgeries we see that most patients are comfortable and don't really need pain medication after the first day or two. It's minimally invasive READ MORE
After doing several thousand bariatric surgeries we see that most patients are comfortable and don't really need pain medication after the first day or two. It's minimally invasive small incisions and some patients can go home right away.

After surgery what can I do to get rid of the scars?

Topical ointments and creams. Scar healing is better with ointments, don't let the incision dry and get irritated. Although everything scars so you won't get rid of it entirely. READ MORE
Topical ointments and creams. Scar healing is better with ointments, don't let the incision dry and get irritated. Although everything scars so you won't get rid of it entirely.

How should I mentally prepare myself for surgery?

Make sure that you discuss everything with your surgeon s that you understand the surgery and the process. Also ask to speak with your anesthesiologist if you can. This may ease READ MORE
Make sure that you discuss everything with your surgeon s that you understand the surgery and the process. Also ask to speak with your anesthesiologist if you can. This may ease your worry.

Hernia

Ejaculation shouldn't affect this. But still be very gentle as 3 weeks is early. No heavy activity for 6 weeks.

My grandfather is 84 years old and recently fell. Would you recommend surgery?

This is a tough call. Need to know the function and physical condition of your grandfather. Is the surgery going to improve his function or stay the same. If nothing will improve READ MORE
This is a tough call. Need to know the function and physical condition of your grandfather. Is the surgery going to improve his function or stay the same. If nothing will improve I would just cast. Is a cast feasible for shoulder? get a second orthopedic opinion see if it's in line with the first opinion.