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The Hospitals of Providence
"A New Me" Weight Loss Program

  • The first bariatric weight loss program in El Paso, offering gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures
  • Proudly providing a non-surgical weight loss option with the placement of the Orbera Balloon system
  • Recognized as an MBSAQIP Accredited Comprehensive Center by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
  • Focused on long-term health with a program that includes access to resources before and after surgery, support groups, nutritional counseling and more
  • Dedicated, caring team including a psychologist, a Registered Dietician, and former patients committed to providing personalized care and helping you find "A New Me"

If diet and exercise haven’t provided the results you need, the team from The Hospitals of Providence can determine if you’re a good candidate for our surgical and non-surgical weight loss options. Obesity can cause problems beyond simply carrying around extra weight. It may lead to a wide range of health conditions — from heart disease and high blood pressure to depression, infertility and joint problems. Surgical weight loss not only helps you lose a significant amount of weight, but it can also help make you significantly healthier, possibly adding years to your life.

We specialize in gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures as well as the non-surgical placement of the Orbera Balloon system. We also provide resources and support to help patients take control of their obesity and regain their health.

Our comprehensive 13-week program includes a range of resources before surgery, plus access to post-operative care, support groups, nutritional counseling, discounted gym membership rates and more. We also offer a new mobile app with diet and exercise tracking tools and tips, access to a dietitian, and the ability to track your weight loss progress.


BMI Calculator

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.Enter the following information and calculate your BMI.

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Being underweight may weaken your immune system and increase the risk of malnutriation and osteoporosis.
Maintaining a healthy weight reduces the risk of serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Some of the benefits of achieving a healthy weight include decreased risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, increased energy and improved self - esteem.
Some of the benefits of achieving a healthy weight include decreased risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, increased energy and improved self - esteem.


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18.5 to 24.9


25 to 29.9


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  • Note: Results of the BMI calculator are based on averages.
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  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institutes of Health; U.S.Department of Health and Human Services.

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Interested in beginning the journey to a finding “A New Me”? Please fill out the form on the right to find a weight loss specialist in your area or download our app.

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Weight loss surgery is generally designed for those with a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is also FDA-approved for weight loss surgery in people with a BMI of 30 to 35 who have at least one obesity-related condition. Weight loss surgery is considered safe, but like many types of surgery, it does have risks. Consult with your physician about the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery.

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