Lovelace Transfer Patients

Welcome to DaVita Medical Group Bariatrics!  We are excited to partner with Lovelace to provide you with comprehensive weight loss surgery services.  We realize that many of you are in different stages of the program, and we want you to know that we are here to help you reach your weight loss goals.


Our weight loss surgery program is led by a fellowship-trained Bariatric surgeon, who practices alongside a group of talented surgeons.  You are in great hands with DaVita Medical Group!


Transferring to a new surgeon and clinical team in the middle of this process can be stressful.  It is our goal to make this transition as seamless as possible for you.  Here is what you can expect:


-One or more visits with our dieticians before being scheduled for surgery (depending on what stage you’re at in the program)


-A consult with your surgeon


Both of these steps are very important.  Our dieticians and surgeons are excited to meet you to better understand your unique needs, so that we can ensure you are set up for success after surgery.  Our goal is for you to have up to 2 dietary visits with us, and we will work with your insurance based on how many visits you’ve already had with Lovelace.


We will also be offering Dietary Classes after typical work hours and on the weekends to provide you with the opportunity to learn more about proper diet following weight loss surgery. 


Again, we realize this transition process may be stressful for you.  We also realize that not everyone is at the same stage, and you may have questions that are still unanswered.  Please reach out to one of our Program Coordinators for more information on your particular case or to receive information about our upcoming Dietary Classes:


Cheryl Taylor – (505) 262-7627 or
Tanya Hernandez – (505) 232-1177 or




*We accept most insurance plans.  For the full list of our generally accepted health plans for 2018, please visit