We all need a little help sometimes, and if you’ve adopted a regular exercise regimen and a healthy diet but still aren’t quite seeing the results you’re looking for, gastric bypass may be the extra step needed to reach your goals and live a healthier life.


The idea is simple and straightforward: changes are made to a patient’s digestive system to decrease appetite and portion sizes, thus leading to weight loss.

In the procedure, the patient’s stomach is divided into two sections; a smaller upper section and a larger lower section. The smaller top segment, often called the pouch, is reduced to the size of a walnut, thereby creating a decreased appetite and only allowing for small portion sizes. The bariatric surgeon then connects a small portion of the patients small intestine to the pouch – consumed food will then pass through this new pathway and into the small intestine, and the patient’s body will absorb fewer calories.

In addition to the weight loss benefits, the laparoscopic procedure allows for a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery.

Dr. Felts

Our Weight
Loss Team

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Memorial Weight Loss Surgery of New Mexico

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Located in the Mesilla Valley of southern New Mexico – between the stunning Organ Mountains and the rambling Rio Grande – Memorial Weight Loss Center serves the 300,000 residents of Las Cruces New Mexico, Doña Ana County and El Paso Texas by performing bariatric procedures including Gastric Bypass surgery, Gastric Sleeve surgery and LAP-Band surgery. We offer the latest minimally invasive laparoscopic weight loss procedures available in the nation today. Our comprehensive weight loss surgery procedures include comprehensive pre-operative and post-operative care for our patients. Our weight loss surgery clinic in Las Cruces New Mexico provides the latest in diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services , all for the inpatient and outpatient.

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