Hello from myself (Dr. Rutledge) and the staff at The Centers for Excellence in Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery


Hello from myself (Dr. Rutledge) and the staff at The Centers for Excellence in Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery and the MGB experience.

We are happy to announce our new MGB options and programs…

*** Short Simple Successful “Mini”-Gastric Bypass
As Short, Simple and Safe as the LapBand/Even More Effective and More Durable than the Old Roux-en-Y (RNY) Gastric Bypass
Usually 30-60 min surgery, less than 24 hr Hospital Stay for a total cost of $17,000

*** Free Hotel in Las Vegas and Florida

*** If you are healthy with no major medical problems or surgery, are under age 30 and under 250 lbs: You may Qualify for our New Same Day Surgery Out Patient Mini-Gastric Bypass for only $9,500 if you are under age 30 and under age 250 lbs.

I would like you to know that you are always free to call me anytime for more information on the Mini-Gastric Bypass.

Remember you can always: Call Dr. Rutledge 702-215-9550 or Email: DrR@clos.net or Call Dr. Peraglie 407-922-3424 or Email: DrP@clos.net

Contact me at any time for more help and information:
My Email: DrR@clos.net
My Private Cell Phone: 702-215-9550
On the Web http://clos.net

►The Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) is low risk, has excellent long term weight loss, minimal pain and can be easily reversed or revised.
The MGB decreases hunger (Ghrelin) and increases satiety/feeling full (Peptide YY).

►For over 10 years, more than 4,500 people from all across America, all 50 states and around the world have chosen the MGB: Join Us, Talk to over thousands of MGB’ers online.

To see a map of the 528 people fromacross America and Canada that came to have the MGB go to:


– For a great overview of information about the Mini-Gastric Bypass and its outcomes see the video of Gil Gerard, the Mini-Gastric Bypass and Dr. Rutledge


Join us Online for a Live Clinic with Dr Rutledge and staff.

***** Live Clinic *****
***** Yes CLINIC on YOUR COMPUTER!!! *****
***** Online With Dr. Rutledge *****
Join Us Tuesdays: 12 noon Eastern & 9 am Pacific

Tuesdays with DrR: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/drr-in-clinic-in-las-vegas

Join us Online for a Live Clinic with Dr Rutledge and staff.

Drop in, you can chat, email or call our staff to get your questions
answered live on the internet during clinic!

Watch and Listen to MGB patients talk about their experience with the
MGB live and in person over the internet.


Tune in Tuesdays: 12 noon Eastern & 9 am Pacific time.


Some insurance companies now pay for the MGB, call you insurance company to see if they pay for the MGB.

There are also lots of financing options available. For more info on financing email Ms. Lanman at Trish@clos.net.

A good place to start learning more is to get a copy of our Manual
Go to:

If you are good with computers, you can download a copy for free,
If not you can order a copy through the mail

If you are just starting out investigating the MGB
I recommend you download or order our book
(The Patient Manual) and read it over.

Get the Manual for free:



Order a paperback book version
delivered by mail to your home (Printed: $21.42) online at:


If you have already decided to have the MGB go to this web page to get the steps to get approved for surgery:



I would like to encourage you to learn more about and
the Mini-Gastric Bypass (MGB),
the Mini-Gastroplasty,
the Mini-Roux-en-Y and
the Mini-Biliopancreatic Diversion (Mini-BPD)

The Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) is a short, simple, successful and inexpensive laparoscopic gastric bypass weight loss surgery. The operation usually takes only 30 min. and hospitalization is usually less than 24 hours. The Mini Gastric Bypass is low risk, has excellent long term weight loss, minimal pain and can be easily reversed or revised.

A recent controlled prospective randomized study showed the MGB was better and safer than the RNY. People from all across America and around the world are choosing the MGB as the Best in Bariatric Surgery.

Also Please consider joining our mailing list of thousands of pre and post operative MGB patients
to listen and learn more about the MGB.




OK, if you have decided, you want to have the Mini-Gastric Bypass.

What do I do next?

Go to:


and follow the steps 1-12…

The Pre-Op Process for the MGB: The steps to having the Mini-Gastric Bypass are detailed below:

1. Selection Guidelines: understand who is a good candidate
You may look at our selection guidelines to see who we feel are ideal candidates:


2. Join Mailing List: enable you to learn from other patients’ experiences, and give additional support.


3. Complete our online Patient Information: form


4. Patient Education: One of the most important efforts of the preoperative preparation of patients for the Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass is an education about the risks and benefits of the operation.
(( Read the Manual!!! )))

5. Referring Doctor: A variety of early, medium and long-term complications, problems and illnesses can cause difficulties after the operation. Dr. Rutledge is committed to provide long-term follow up for all of his patients after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. It is important to develop a close relationship with your local Doctor


What do we need?
A. A “History and Physical Examination” (He will know what this is)
B. A Letter
I. Assessing the patient’s obesity and its impact on his or her health and quality of life
II. Assessing patient’s medical, surgical and psychological fitness to undergo major abdominal surgery
III. Stating your willingness to follow patient in concert with me over the long term especially for monitoring for vitamin and mineral deficiencies

6. Write the “Patient Letter”: The letter requirement is based upon educational research showing that retention of information is improved by asking the learner to think about and write down the information.
You can now complete the patient letter requirements online


7. Psych Evaluation: Patient undergoes a psychiatric evaluation to assess their psychological status prior Gastric Bypass.


8. Patient Contacts: you have to contact at least 10 previous patients and fill out the online patient contacts form.


9. Photographs: These pictures will be used to document your physical size and appearance both before and after surgery.

10. Family Letter: The family support letter is vital in documenting that your family knows and understands why you seek this surgery, the changes you will undergo, and the emotional and physical changes that affect you and them.

11. Clinic Visit: To make an appointment please call or email us:

12. Consent Form: a detailed review of the issues and follow up required for the MGB.


Remember! You can always call Dr. Rutledge

Email: Drr@clos.net

Contact Information: –

Please Visit us on the Web at:


Dr. Robert Rutledge

Email: Drr@clos.net
CLOS West Office
98 E Lake Mead PKWY, Suite 302
Henderson, NV 89015,
Office Phone: 702-456-4643,
Office fax: 702-456-1173
Web site: http://clos.net

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