Dr. Bernie Hanna
    Dr. Hanna has extensive experience in several types of bariatric surgery along with a commitment to providing superior and compassionate bariatric care. Dr. Hanna received “Top Surgeon” honors in 2002, 2003, 2011, and achieved the “Top Doctor” award for 2006 and 2007. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgeons, a member of The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, the Nevada State Medical Association, Clark County Medical Society, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

    BERNADINE A. HANNA, MD, FACS
    Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery

    CERTIFICATION:
    American Board of Surgery Recertified Dec 2009-2022

    MEDICAL LICENSES:
    Nevada
    Bahamas

    MEDICAL DIRECTOR BARIATRIC PROGRAM:
    North Vista Medical Center 2014 to Present

    EMPLOYMENT:

    8/2003 to Present
    President/Owner
    B A Hanna MD Prof Corp
    DBA Las Vegas Bariatrics: ASMBS Bariatric Center of Excellence
    DBA General Surgery Solutions
    DBA Las Vegas Medi-Spa
    Las Vegas NV

    4/2011 to Present
    President/Owner
    Weight Loss Institute Of The Bahamas LTD

    11/2000 to 7/2004
    Associate Surgeon
    Imani Health Care Associates
    Las Vegas NV
    -Clinical Assistant Professor
    Nevada School of Medicine
    -Trauma Surgeon
    University Medical Center: Level 1

    7/1995 to 6/2000
    Surgical Resident
    Howard University College of Medicine (HUCM)

    6/1993 to 8/1993
    Research Assistant, HUCM
    Insulin dependent diabetes in African Americans
    Immunogenetics lab. Washington D.C.

    6/1992 to 1/1993
    Teaching Assistant, HUCM
    Gross anatomy.

    6/1987 to 8/1988
    Echocardiography Technologist,
    Data Scan Inc., Pompano Beach, FL

    ADVANCED TRAINING:
    Endovenous Venefit Procedure Center of Excellence Training 6/2015
    Sleeve Gastrectomy Advance Preceptorship 9/2012
    Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 8/2012
    Realize Laparascopic Adjustable Gastric Band Workshop 4/2010
    Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Management 8/2009
    Single Incision Laparoscopy 5/2009
    Sleeve Gastrectomy 1/2009
    Smart Lipo Laser Aesthetic Workshop12/2008
    Advanced Liposuction Workshop 12/2008
    Inamed Laparascopic Adjustable Gastric Band Workshop 3/2006
    Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS) 2006
    Fundamentals Course in Bariatric Surgery 4/2003
    Essentials Course in Bariatric Surgery (ASBS)
    Advanced Course in Bariatric Surgery (ASBS)
    Preceptorship in Bariatric Surgery 2003 (ASBS)
    Preceptor Ninh T. Nguyen , MD. University of California Irvine
    Advanced Laparoscopic Resident’s Training Program 2000
    The George Washington University Medical Center

    EDUCATION:
    8/1991 to 5/1995:
    Howard University College of Medicine
    Washington, D.C.

    M.D. degree 5/1995

    8/1988 to 5/1991:
    Barry University
    Miami, FL
    B.S., Biology (magna cum laude)

    2/1987 to 5/1987:
    V.A. Hospital
    Miami, FL
    Echocardiography preceptorship
    Preceptor: Robert Rothbart M.D.

    3/1986 to 2/1987:
    National School of Technology
    A.S. in Applied Technology
    Certified Cardiovascular Technologist
    (Class Valedictorian)

    HONORS/AWARDS:
    MBSAQIP VERIFIED SURGEON 2018
    Editor in Chief: Las Vegas Bariatric Health and wellness Magazine 2011-Present
    BBB INDUSTRY LEADER 2018
    Featured in News Week Magazine 2011
    Bariatric Surgery Physician Editor LV Health Magazine 2006-2009
    Top Doctors ‘Surgery’ Las Vegas 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017
    America’s Top Surgeons. 2002, 2003, 2011
    Surgery Resident of the Year First Runner up 5/2000
    Resident Award for Outstanding Service 2000
    National Student Research Forum American Diabetic Association Award, 4/1994
    Outstanding Student Researcher Award 3rd prize winner, HUCM 11/1993
    Mitchell Foundation Surgery Fellowship
    Research Award, HUCM 6/1993
    Honor Student Tutor Award, 1992-1993
    HUCM Scholarship Award, 1993 to 1995
    President's List, Barry Univ 1990-1991
    Dean's List, Barry Univ 1989-1990
    Listed in The National Dean's List Directory 1989-1990
    Lyford Cay Foundation Scholarship Award 1993 to 1995
    Bahamas Ministry of Education Scholarship Award, 1991 to 1995
    Bahamas Supermarket Foundation Scholarship Award, 1989 to 1995

    Class Valedictorian Award, National School of Technology 8/1987
    Distinguished Achievement in Academics Award, National School of Technology 8/1987
    Certificate of Attendance, National School of Technology 8/1987
    Voluntary Service Award, V.A. Hospital 5/1987

    RESEARCH/PAPERS:
    1/1997 to 3/1997: Howard University Hospital
    Dept of Neurosurgery
    “Neuroenteric Cyst of The Thoracic Spinal Cord: A Case Report.”
    Preceptor: Gary Dennis, M.D.
    Presented at The National Medical Association
    Conference Honolulu Hawaii 8/1997

    6/1993 to 8/1993:
    Howard University College of Medicine Immunogenetics lab research assistant
    "Estimates of Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus Genotype Specific Incidence Rates for African Americans in Washington, D.C."
    Preceptor: Georgia M, Dunston, Ph.D.
    Presented at The National Student Research Forum, Galveston Texas 4/1994
    Presented at The Eastern Student Research Forum, Miami Florida 2/1994

    3/1991
    Barry university, Miami Fl
    Dept of Biology. Underwater marine lab "Phytoplankton Density in a Marine Echosystem"
    Preceptor: Bobbie Stuart, Ph.D.

    2/1988 to 6/1988:
    Mount Sinai Hospital, Miami, FL
    Dept of Cardiology. Echo lab
    "The Sensitivity of Right Atrial Collapse in the Diagnosis of Cardiac Tamponade"
    Preceptor: Arthur Agatston M.D. (Author ‘The South Beach Diet’)

    Past and Present AFFILIATIONS:
    American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
    The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
    The Clark County Medical Society 2/2004
    Association for The Advancemant of Wound Care 6/2004
    American College of Surgeons, 11/1996-present
    American Medical Association, 2/1992-present
    National Medical Association 1991-present
    Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society 1992-present
    National Society for Cardiovascular Technology 3/1987

    INTERESTS:
    Fine dining, Painting, Music, Travel, Hiking, Health and Wellness.

    REFERENCES:
    Available upon request.

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