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Weight Loss Surgery Los Alamos NM

Local resource for evaluating weight loss surgery in Los Alamos. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to bariatric surgeons, lap band surgery, weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery and gastric bypass surgery, as well as advice on weight loss, diet and exercise, nutrition programs and portion control.

Southwestern Ear Nose & Throat
(505) 982-4848
183 Central Park Sq
Los Alamos, NM
 
Kaufman, Paul W MD - Southwestern Ear Nose & Throat
(505) 982-4848
183 Central Park Sq
Los Alamos, NM
 
Thomason, Thomas B MD - Southwestern Ear Nose & Throat
(505) 982-4848
183 Central Park Sq
Los Alamos, NM
 
Jean Shimanek
(505) 883-6600
101 Hospital Lp Ne
Albuq, NM
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Chester Y Sakura
(505) 842-6868
1020 Tijeras Ne
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Brown, David R MD - Southwestern Ear Nose & Throat
(505) 982-4848
183 Central Park Sq
Los Alamos, NM
 
Ratcliff, Daniel J MD - Southwestern Ear Nose & Throat
(505) 982-4848
183 Central Park Sq
Los Alamos, NM
 
Clinton F. Welsh
(505) 521-1944
2930 E. Hillrise
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Todd Edward Williams, MD
(505) 327-1754
2300 E 30th Street Bld B Suite 103
Farmington, NM
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1992

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James F Green Jr, MD
(505) 988-2215
1631 Hospital Dr Ste 150
Santa Fe, NM
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hospital, Santa Fe, Nm
Group Practice: Santa Fe Plastic Surgery Ctr

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Bariatric Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery has been gaining popularity over the past several years, and may be available to you as a tool for weight loss. The American Society for Bariatric Surgery and the National Institutes of Health estimate that in 2005, 170,000 Americans underwent this operation. This is up significantly from 63,000 in 2002. Undoubtedly, the popularity of this surgery was fed by the publicity surrounding TV weatherman Al Roker’s and singer Carnie Wilson’s participation. Their results were dramatic.

However, this is really a last resort measure. Gastric bypass surgery is major surgery and, as such, has all the risks associated with any other invasive procedure. It should not be considered unless other less invasive means of weight loss have been given your full effort but still not helped you achieve a stable reduction in your weight. The Roux-en-Y is the most commonly performed gastric bypass operation. The procedure involves two steps: (1) Sectioning off a small segment of your stomach so that you can only take in small amounts of food, and (2) Cutting and reattaching a portion of your small intestine to this new small stomach, thereby reducing the amount of nutrients and calories you absorb from the food that you do eat.

To qualify for this procedure, potential patients must meet criteria set by the National Institutes of Health. For example, a person must have a minimum BMI of 40, or a BMI of 35 with associated co-morbidities. In addition, prospective patients are required to have tried other weight loss methods or treatments already.

Although you must discuss this with your doctor, and ultimately your surgeon, to know whether you qualify for the surgery, here are the general guidelines...

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