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Presbyterian Bariatric Center

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The Presbyterian Bariatric Center offers treatment of severe obesity and obesity-related health conditions through surgical intervention. Our multidisciplinary team works with you to create a plan of care that will help you achieve healthy weight loss and improve your overall health. Our comprehensive program will provide you with individualized nutritional and psychological support before, during and after surgery to help you achieve the success needed for a healthier life.

What is bariatric surgery and how does it work?

Bariatric surgery, also called metabolic or weight-loss surgery, modifies the stomach and in some cases the stomach’s connections. While bariatric surgery provides a physical tool to assist with weight loss, the entire process takes a life-long commitment to making mental, emotional and lifestyle changes.

Our program offers several different surgical options to patients. The weight loss surgeries performed at our program are the gastric sleeve, the gastric bypass and the loop duodenal switch. We are the only bariatric program in New Mexico that offers the loop duodenal switch, also known as the stomach intestinal pylorus-sparing surgery (SIPS). Our providers will go over these procedures in detail with you at your clinic appointment and help you determine which procedure may be best for you.

Services / Conditions Treated

Overweight with body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 / or BMI greater than 35 with other weight-related health issues such as:

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Documented type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity-hypoventilation syndrome
  • Previous myocardial infarction (also known as a heart attack) requiring hospitalization
  • Arthritis of the hip/knee which requires joint replacement
  • Obstructive sleep apnea on treatment with BiPAP or CPAP

Treatments / Tests Performed

  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Loop duodenal switch/stomach intestinal pylorus sparing surgery (SIPS)
  • Sleeve gastrectomy surgery

Our Providers

Our team includes bariatric surgeons and advanced practice clinicians, as well as registered dieticians and psychologists. Our clinic support staff include nurses and medical assistants. Our team will work closely with your primary care provider to help coordinate your care before, during and after surgery.

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Clinics & Facilities

Bariatric Center at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center Physician Office Building (Rio Rancho)

FAQs & Patient Resources

Learn more about Presbyterian's Bariatric Center, different bariatric surgery options, and see answers to frequently asked questions and further patient resources.

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Related Services / Programs

Behavioral Health
Nutritional Counseling
Primary Care

Accredited center seal from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)

Presbyterian Bariatric Center received accreditation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) by successfully achieving a rigorous review process proving that we provide safe, top-quality surgical care and maintain standards of practice.

Aetna Institutes of Quality Seal

The Presbyterian Bariatric Center is an Aetna Institute of Quality.

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The Presbyterian Bariatric Center is an Optum/UnitedHealthcare Center of Excellence.