The Hospitals of Providence Unveils New Weight Loss Center East

Apr 3, 2024

In its continued effort to expand services and care in far East El Paso, The Hospitals of Providence East Campus unveiled its new Weight Loss Center East, offering more patients access to care. The new center, located in the medical office building at 3270 Joe Battle, Suite 180 El Paso, Texas 79938, offers additional clinic space, the latest technology and dietitian and consultation space, to better care for patients.

The Hospitals of Providence Weight Loss Center East first opened its doors in 2021 inside of The Hospitals of Providence East Campus. The center is designed to help patients reach their health goals by exploring the lifelong benefits of weight loss surgery and regaining improvement in their quality of life. The program includes a range of resources before surgery, in addition to access to post-operative care, support groups and nutritional counseling.

“Since we first opened our doors in 2021, our team has cared for over 300 patients working to improve their overall health through weight loss surgery,” said Dr. Michael Lara, Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon. “At our weight loss center, we customize a plan to meet the individual needs of each patient and the results our patients see are significant - weight loss, an increase in mobility and energy and for some being able to reduce or stop medications they’ve been required to take due to health conditions as a result of obesity.”

In 2023, The Hospitals of Providence Weight Loss Center East achieved national accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) by the American College of Surgeons recognizing The Hospitals of Providence Weight Loss Center East as a Comprehensive Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Hospitals being recognized as a MBSAQIP Comprehensive Center have demonstrated that bariatric surgery patients receive care from a multidisciplinary team of providers that strives to improve patient outcomes and long-term success. 

“We are so excited to unveil our new Weight Loss Center East and to be able to provide more patients with personalized care throughout their weight loss journey,” said Tasha Hopper, Chief Executive Officer for The Hospitals of Providence East Campus. “We will continue to invest and expand to meet the growing needs of our patients and our community.” 

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