Led by board-certified bariatric surgeons Dr. Frank Felts and Dr. Fermin Fontan, New Mexico Bariatric Institute employs a bilingual staff of dedicated professionals who want to help you achieve your weight loss and health goals.
We understand that losing weight and keeping it off is difficult. It not only harms your health, but your quality of life and the way you feel about yourself. Our clinic is on the forefront of providing metabolic surgery for fighting the diseases of diabetes and obesity.
“I am six months post-op, and 105 pounds lost is absolutely amazing. I am more active. I am more healthy. I actually love to go to the gym.”
“Since my surgery, I haven’t taken Tylenol, I got off about 50 medications, no more oxygen, no more CPAP machine, and I just feel like I gave myself some years to live.”
You may be ready to begin your weight loss journey, but aren't yet ready to make a surgical step. Or, you may need a medically supervised weight loss program as part of the bariatric surgical counseling process. If so, we are happy to direct you to our non-surgical weight loss specialist or work with your regular PCP to identify a plan that most impacts your overall health.
Born and raised in Argentina, Dr. Fermin Fontan speaks English and Spanish fluently, bringing a bilingual treatment option for his patients. Dr. Fontan is a robotically trained, board-certified general surgeon specializing in metabolic and weight loss surgery. He performs laparoscopic gastric adjustable banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and duodenal switch bariatric procedures. Dr. Frank Felts is a board-certified surgeon. He has more than 10 years of experience in bariatric surgery and established the first Comprehensive Bariatric Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He performs metabolic and bariatric surgery, as well as foregut surgery, all with a focus on nutrition, health and wellness.