Initial Consultation – What to Bring

Prior to your first appointment, we recommend that you complete the new patient packet ahead of time. You can bring the completed packet with you to your appointment, or you may fax the packet to us prior to your appointment. This will save you the time of completing these forms at your appointment, and we will be able to serve you more quickly.

Items to Bring to Your First Appointment

  • Completed new patient packet
  • An insurance card
  • An ID card, such as a driver’s license
  • A list of all prescriptions and over-the-counter medications you currently take
  • A list of all questions and/or concerns that you may have about bariatric weight loss surgery


Bariatric surgery is effective for many patients, especially when patients follow the after-surgery plan. However, for some patients, the weight loss procedure may not provide the expected results.

In these cases, our team may be able to help you by performing a bariatric revision. They are experienced in caring for patients with a failed procedure and may be able to provide a revision to a type of bariatric procedure which may not have been available when the patient had the first surgery.

Every patient is different and we will work with you to determine the causes for weight gain after bariatric surgery, if a revision is necessary, and if so, what type of revision surgery is appropriate for you. Patients who experience weight regain or other issues with the gastric sleeve can be converted to gastric bypass.

Support Groups: When & Where

Our support group is open to patients who are preparing for surgery as well as patients who have already had bariatric surgery. If you had surgery at another facility, please feel free to attend. The support group is coordinated by an RN who is a post-op bariatric surgery patient. This is a great place to learn from other patients, get your questions answered, and get some additional support throughout your journey. Everything discussed during the group will be kept confidential.

When: The bariatric support group meets the third Wednesday of each month.
Time: 6:00pm
Location: MountainView Regional Hospital
NMSU Room (3rd Floor)
4311 E. Lohman Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88011
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For more information about the support group, please call our office at 1-575-521-8860.

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