Albuquerque , NM (PressExposure) September 20, 2011 -- Lovelace Westside Hospital Bariatrics is proud to announce the launch of our newly designed website. When you visit, you will find that the new site is user- friendly, with a clean look and a wealth of information about bariatric surgery options such as the popular Lap Band Surgery procedure. Lovelace Westside Hospital Bariatrics also provides the visitors with a detailed explanation of every step of the weight loss surgery journey.
If you are a New Mexico resident considering weight loss surgery, you should check out the new website of Lovelace Bariatrics (www.lovelacebariatrics.com) (Do you call Arizona home, but live closer to Albuquerque than to Tucson? Lovelace Bariatrics offers the array of options in weight loss surgery Arizona residents like you may find help them get more out of life, too!). Lovelace Westside Hospital Bariatrics is an Albuquerque weight loss surgery center offering surgical and non-surgical bariatric services. The clinic is conveniently located at Lovelace Westside Hospital on Golf Course Road, just minutes from Rio Rancho, NM.
The site includes a BMI Calculator, which can help you determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery in New Mexico. In general, candidates for weight loss surgery need to have a BMI of 40 or higher, orbetween 30 and 40 if they have one or more medical complications related to their obesity. These complications (also known as co-morbidities) include Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Lap-Band (or gastric band) surgery is a minimally invasive form of weight loss surgery that involves the placement of an adjustable band near the top of the patient's stomach. Through medically supervised loosening or tightening of the band following the bariatric surgery, the patient will feel full after consuming less food. These adjustments, together with other lifestyle changes, can lead to gradual, but significant, weight loss.
The new Lovelace Westside Bariatrics website also includes an affordability calculator to help calculate the cost of weight loss surgery (After the tool adds up how much you are currently spending on food, prescriptions and other weight loss programs, you may decide that New Mexico lap band surgery is surprisingly affordable). Visitors will also find a list of insurance providers currently accepted by Lovelace Bariatrics for bariatric surgery in New Mexico, as well as information on a non-insurance option offered by the Albuquerque weight loss surgery center itself.