Bariatric Surgery Program

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

— Maritza

Maritza Perez, Practice Manager

Maritza has been in healthcare for many years and is the Practice Manager for Southern Nevada Bariatrics.  She is friendly, caring and helpful and believes that patients should feel welcome when they come to see their doctor.


Navigating the Bariatric process can be a challenge but Maritza’s attention to detail and her winning attitude will help you understand that process.  She is also fluent in Spanish, for our Spanish speaking patients.


Off hours you will find her enjoying her family and friends, the mountains, working out with her husband and enjoying life in general from her positive perspective.


Bariatric Surgery Program

The moment you’re ready to quit is usually the moment right before the weight loss miracle happens. Don’t give up.

— Morgan

Morgan Cooper, Marketing Consultant

Morgan has spent years marketing every possible retail item you can think of while working in radio as a sales rep and disc jockey.  This helped her establish the arena of the mind and turned her into a great reporter, which helped her “dig out the story” from business owners and managers.


Those same skills have been brought into the healthcare platform along with over 8 years of clinic administration experience; marketing both hospital and privately owned outpatient surgery centers.  This helped her understand the day-to-day application of patient process, initiating quality improvement and execution on the clinic level.


Michelle Konstantarakis

Bariatric Surgery Program

Changing the way people think about food.

— Michelle

Michelle Konstantarakis, MS, RDN, LD, CDE

Michelle Konstantarakis MS RDN LD CDE received her first undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Having struggled with weight herself growing up, she found a passion for nutrition and fitness during college. Realizing the power of eating the right foods and physical activity, she went back for her Nutrition degree in pursuit of becoming a dietitian and completed her Masters in Exercise Physiology.

Michelle is a Certified Diabetes Educator, and Insulin Pump Trainer. An expert in the field of Diabetes she provides counseling to people with Type 1, and Type 2, as well as developing diabetes prevention plans. She works with  adults in the management of their diabetes, using the latest technology to help them achieve optimal blood glucose control.

Michelle believes nutrition and fitness are equally important and strives to help individuals create healthy habits enabling them to live their healthiest lives and/or perform at their optimal level. Michelle also teaches nutrition courses at UNLV, which allows her to provide not only nutrition education, but also guidance and mentorship to students, which was vital to her own success.

Although Michelle wasn’t always a total nutrition or fitness nerd, she is currently a certified barre instructor, and loves to mix it up with running, pilates, TRX, and athletic training classes.  She loves shopping, traveling, cooking, and being with her family and friends who make her smile and laugh… Oh, and ice cream and wine… they too bring a smile to her face!


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