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Metabolic and Bariatric Institute


735 West Animas Street
Farmington, New Mexico 87401

Our Metabolic and Bariatric institute is designed to help patients achieve their weight loss goals and improve their overall health and wellness. We offer bariatric (weight loss) surgery as well as medical weight loss management. Our team of specialists focuses on treating the whole patient using a data driven approach. We know that each patient’s journey is unique, and plans are personalized to meet your individual needs. This includes:

  • Weight loss
  • Mental health
  • Physical wellness

Metabolic and Bariatric Institute Makes History

Congratulations to the Metabolic and Bariatric Institute for making history during the first bariatric surgery at San Juan Regional Medical Center. It was the first ever fluorescent guided bariatric surgery in the state of New Mexico using an innovative new surgical tool designed specifically to improve safety and performance. Dr. Philip Ernest and Dr. James Boyd, general and bariatric surgeons, incorporated Endolumik’s Gastric Calibration Tube into their robotic bariatric surgery. Dr. Ernest said, “Our commitment is to seamlessly integrate cutting-edge technology with surgical procedures to enhance safety and overall outcomes.” We are proud to provide the highest standard of care to our patients as we work together to improve their health and wellness. To learn more about this historic surgery, read the press release here. 

From left: Dr. James Boyd, PA Meghan Ritz, Dr. Philip Ernest

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is one of the most effective and long-lasting treatments for severe obesity. It can result in significant weight loss as well as many additional health benefits, including substantial improvements, prevention or resolution of:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Obstructive sleep apnea


If you are a candidate for weight loss surgery, you will be making lifestyle changes to improve your mental and physical health and wellness. We provide you with a dedicated support system to help guide you through your weight loss journey every step of the way. 

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“I really appreciate that this clinic takes a strong behavioral approach. They don't just focus on medication and surgery for weight loss. On monthly check-in visits they use a S.M.A.R.T. goal methodology to help you stay on track with weight loss. Very friendly staff!” – W. Hall


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