Here are kind words from others
Dr. Atkinson is the best bariatric surgeon period!!! He did my procedure in December 2010. His office has great expertise, offers complete support, are there for any questions, and have a plan that will offer success if a patient follows it. He performed my procedure, gastric bypass, and all my concerns pre-op and post-op have always been addressed. So far my follow up has been every 4 months in his office, and his office carries a complete line of bariatric products for the post surgery patient. He gave me my life back, and all my obesity related medical problems have been reversed in less than one year. His staff helps you pre-op, makes all the contacts with the insurance companies, and offers each patient a complete road map on what needs to be completed to have your surgery approved. Dr. Atkinson, his staff, are the best.
If you are overweight and have made the commitment to get healthy and know you need help, the place to go is Dr. Atkinson's facility, Gastric Band Institute of Las Vegas. Dr. Atkinson offers surgical and non surgical weight loss programs with a fantastic staff and total support system to help you with your journey. You will find nothing comparable anywhere to the care, compassion and commitment you will get from Dr. Atkinson, Dr. Soong and Dr. Tice and their amazing staff. Dr. Atkinson not only cares about getting you to a healthy weight but is dedicated to helping you stay there and live a healthier fuller life by offering several types of support groups including nutrition, emotional support, groups for surgical patients and a yoga group. Oh, and Dr. A's Mom organizes 2 "Clothing Exchange" weekends a year!
Dr. Atkinson is the best there is. He has become my hero and has changed my life for the better. The day after surgery, a warm hand on my shoulder woke me and I opened my eyes to see him leaning over me, making sure I was doing ok. Dr. Atkinson took the time to chat with me and my family and a very short time later I was released from the hospital. I have never been treated so respectfully or kindly by any doctor.
Dr Atkinson's staff is wonderful and always takes the time to listen & answer questions. The journey to and after bariatric surgery is an emotional one and I have cried, laughed, prayed and enjoyed every minute of my time shared with the staff.
Dr. Atkinson is simply the best. Words cannot express my gratitude for Dr. Atkinson and his team, they saved my life.
Thank you for my new life!
To make my hope realized, to help to restore me to what I used to be over 8 years ago, I thank Dr. Atkinson. His bedside manner and calming words, I will never forget. I even remember when he was by my side before I went to have my lapband done. Even with the meds to drug me (smile), I still remember his assuring me that he was going to perform the surgery - no one else. Then after it was completed his partner, Dr. Soong made sure to check on me, on his behalf. My experience at North Vista Hospital was a wonderful experience and I would do it again, if I had to. In whole, I have maintained all of 70 pounds of the 80 lost over two years ago, God bless all of North Vista and Drs. Atkinson and Soong,
Every night when I went to sleep, I never knew if I'd wake up in my heart I thought each day was my last. Dr.Atkinson did lap band Dec.21,2010 and I knew immediateatly I was OK.He was kind,understanding and knew how I felt. He assured me if I followed the program they laid out for me, I'd be great. 15 months later I am 80 lbs less and feel GREAT! I can breathe,walk stand and move around with no WHEELCHAIR that I had to use for 5 years. GOD BLESS Dr.'s Atkinson,Soon and Tice and their wonderful office and support staff.
Dr. Atkinson is one of the best Weight Loss Surgeons working today. I started my weight loss journey at 420 pounds. Following the weight loss center's protocols, I was down to 393 pounds the day of surgery. I followed the program as directed by Dr. Atkinson and now, 13 months later, my body weight is down to 209 pounds. I had no complications and everything went better than expected. I was out of the hospital and home within 30 hours.