It’s More Than Surgery. It’s a Life-Changer.
The bariatric program at MountainView Regional Medical Center offers proven solutions and compassionate support when traditional weight loss options have failed. Our goal is to guide you along your journey toward finding renewed health and wellness.
Many of our patients experience more than just long-term weight reduction; they experience notable improvement in their health and they “feel” better overall. Concerns - including diabetes, hypertension, respiratory problems, heart disease and depression - may improve significantly after weight loss. Patients often gain a new outlook on life, and can pursue goals and activities that weren’t possible before. Our program utilizes a wide variety of methods throughout the surgical journey, including dietary counseling, behavior modification, exercise and support groups. As we guide patients through this process, we do more than help reduce weight. We change lives.
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Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?
A bariatric procedure may be a good solution if:
- You have a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 40.
- You have a BMI greater than or equal to 35, and you also suffer from an obesity-related health condition, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea or hypertension.
- Your serious attempts to lose weight through diet, exercise and behavioral changes have had only short-term success.
- You are psychologically ready for weight loss surgery and willing to commit to modifying your lifestyle.
- You do not drink alcohol in excess.
If your BMI is between 30 and 34, you may still be a candidate for surgery, depending on other health conditions. Discuss available options with your doctor.
Learn more about body mass index by downloading our guide to bariatric surgery or take an assessment to see if you may qualify for surgery.Download Our Guide Start My Assessment
Why Choose Us
MountainView Medical Group Wellness and Weight Loss Center is the surgical weight loss center of MountainView Regional Medical Center located near Albuquerque in Las Cruces, New Mexico. At MountainView, we understand weight loss is a complicated issue, and it requires a supportive community to make lasting changes. And, we believe it is never too late to take control.
Wellness and Weight Loss Services
We take a holistic and lifestyle-based approach to health and wellness. With conflicting information about what to eat and how to exercise, getting healthy on your own can often be confusing and overwhelming. That’s why we use an evidence-based approach to dietary and lifestyle recommendations to help you reach your long-term health and wellness goals.
We focus on both surgical and non-surgical treatment of obesity and the associated diseases including diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, PCOS and fatigue. We also treat patients who struggle with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, fatty liver, osteoarthritis, heartburn, irritable bowel and other inflammatory diseases of the bowel.
Weight Loss Surgery
For those interested, we also offer surgical options. We guide our patients through the entire process, providing both trusted medical guidance and compassionate emotional support from pre-surgery to long after the procedure date. We want you to feel comfortable and educated with the decisions you make for your future, and we are committed to answering any questions that come up throughout your weight loss journey.
Weight loss surgery is a lifelong commitment, and you can find peace of mind knowing that comprehensive follow-up care is always here for you.
In addition to supporting you before and after surgery, our program also is accredited by both the Joint Commission and the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). These accreditations mean that MountainView Medical Group Wellness and Weight Loss Center meets and exceeds national standards for the care of bariatric patients. To achieve these designations, MountainView Medical Group Wellness and Weight Loss Center must submit to a rigorous review of our program, our staff and our hospital to ensure that we are caring for our patients in accordance with national best practices.
When it comes down to it, weight loss surgery is far more than a medical procedure—it's a chance for a fresh start, a boost of confidence and a newfound hope for what a healthier life can look and feel like.Meet The Surgeons
Insurance Coverage and Payment Options
Our caring and compassionate team is ready to answer any questions you have about insurance coverage and payment options. If you have health insurance, we can assist you with understanding your policy and the requirements for full or partial coverage. Many major insurance providers require medical documentation of weight-related health problems, proof of participation in a medically supervised diet program, a psychological evaluation and a nutritional evaluation. We will work with you to collect the information needed throughout each step of the process.
For those interested in private-pay or self-pay options, we can assist in developing a payment plan that's right for you. If you think the surgery could benefit your life but are concerned about affordability, we are here to help you explore your financial options, including third-party options for affordable financing.
Call us today to learn more about weight loss surgery payment options.Call: 1-575-521-8860