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For the right candidate, bariatric (weight loss) surgery can drastically improve health and quality of life. The team of expert bariatric specialists at UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC) in Rio Rancho and UNMH in Albuquerque can help you achieve your healthy weight and set you on a path of long-term well-being.

Bariatric Surgery Services

Bariatric surgery can reduce and eliminate life-threatening obesity-related diseases by lowering dangerously high blood pressure and cholesterol and controlling type 2 diabetes. Weight loss surgery can also help make conditions like sleep apnea and joint problems more manageable.

If you are a candidate for weight loss surgery, you will be ready to make lifestyle changes addressing your own physical and emotional well-being. You will also have a solid support system in place to help you make long-term changes.

Bariatric Excellence

The expert surgeons and staff at the UNM Health Bariatric program are ready to be part of your lifelong support system. Our surgeons are among the best in the region for excellence in gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and for bariatric revisions.

Our team also deeply understands how challenging it can be to overcome morbid obesity and provides individualized care tailored to your unique situation.

UNM Health Bariatric is accredited under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. This means we have achieved national standards for bariatric surgery centers in advancing safe and high-quality care for seriously obese patients.

The UNM Experience

Accreditation LogoThe bariatric surgery programs at the University of New Mexico support you at each stage in your weight loss journey.

At UNM Health you will experience:

  • Highly qualified bariatric surgeons.
  • A comprehensive team, including registered dietitians, behavioral health care providers, nurse practitioner, program coordinator and nurses, all focused on you.
  • Help making the best decision about surgery through discussions with our surgeons.
  • Assistance to help you prepare for bariatric surgery.
  • Help with financial and insurance guidance.
  • Waiting rooms, operating tables, CT machines and recovery rooms designed for your comfort at any size.
  • Lifelong follow-up support with your surgeon and dietician.

Our Surgeons Perform Revisions for Past Surgeries

If you are experiencing a complication from an old weight loss procedure, the surgeons at UNM Health can help. UNM Health is a known as one of the region’s best in weight loss surgery revisions.

State-of-the-Art Bariatric Center
Accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Quality Improvement Program
100 Pounds Average Weight Loss
Bariatrics at UNM SRMC
3001 Broadmoor Blvd NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Bariatrics at UNMH
2211 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106