Tag: Bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery program earns national accreditation

Bariatric surgery program earns national accreditation

By Cindy Foster | September 09, 2014
The University of New Mexico Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC) Bariatric Surgery Center recently received accreditation under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. The accreditation demonstrates the surgery center’s commitment to delivering the highest quality care for its bariatric surgery patients, hospital officials said.
UNM SRMC and ABQ Health Partners team up to run new bariatric surgery program

UNM SRMC and ABQ Health Partners team up to run new bariatric surgery program

By Michael Haederle | February 28, 2014
ABQ Health Partners recently joined with UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center and its physicians in a collaboration aimed at making the hospital the state’s premier bariatric surgery destination. The collaboration comes as UNM Hospital – under the direction of General Surgery Chief Dr. Chip Bellows – develops its own bariatric clinic, with surgeries to be performed at SRMC.
Bariatric surgery patient enjoys her "second chance"

Bariatric surgery patient enjoys her "second chance"

By Cindy Foster | February 28, 2014
Following her first bariatric surgery in 2009, Dollinda Jorgensen lost more than 100 pounds after receiving a lap-band. But she credits her second operation at UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center in 2013 – when a gastric sleeve replaced the lap-band – with “giving me a sense of control back in my life.” And Jorgenson isn’t alone, thanks to SRMC in Rio Rancho, where UNM and ABQ Health Partners are teaming up to make the hospital the state’s premier bariatric surgery destination.