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Bariatric Surgery | Male

Memorial Medical Center 2100 S Triviz Dr Ste G Las Cruces, NM 88001 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

To provide the highest quality, most comprehensive weight loss and wellness care available.

Biography

Dr. Frank Felts is excited to become a part of the Memorial Medical Center team and provide a surgical weight loss solution to the people of New Mexico. He was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He graduated with top honors from Texas A&M University and in his class at Texas A&M College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, serving as Chief Surgical Resident. Dr. Felts began a very successful general surgery practice in 1988 in Jacksonville, Texas and continued that practice for 18 years. He gained exceptional experience in laparoscopic procedures, including advanced laparoscopic hernia, gastric and colon surgeries. He has performed thousands of laparoscopic procedures. Early in his career Dr. Felts had an interest in the surgical treatment of obesity. In 2006, he transitioned his surgical practice exclusively to Bariatric Surgery. It is a move he has totally embraced and thoroughly enjoys. He established a successful bariatric practice in the Dallas area with thousands of successful Bariatric Laparoscopic Surgeries to his credit. Texas has been home for Dr. Felts but he has always had a great love for the people and spirit of New Mexico where he owns a cabin in Angel Fire. He has had a New Mexico medical license since 2006. He was instrumental in obtaining bariatric coverage for all New Mexico Medicaid patients and established the first Comprehensive Center for Bariatric surgery in Las Cruces in 2015. He is thrilled at the opportunity to return to Las Cruces, making Memorial Medical Center his new home after a brief elective leave of absence to fulfill a life-long dream of sailing from Annapolis, Maryland to the British Virgin Islands. Dr. Felts is certified by the American Board of Surgery as a general surgeon. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Your well being is a top priority for Dr. Felts. With Education and Wellness at the forefront of his practice he is committed to answering any and all of your questions and concerns. Above all, Dr. Felts wants you to choose your bariatric care team wisely and know that he will be there for you every step of the way.

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Dr. Felts' Reviews

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4.9
based on 96 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. Felts' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Las Cruces, NM |
Dr Felts is an amazing surgeon. He takes time with his patients with each visit and makes you feel comfortable. He shares his knowledge and is encouraging. He makes living a healthy lifestyle so easy!! I highly recommend Dr Felts!!
Las Cruces |
Dr. Felts is a very compassionate and caring physician. He does an excellent job of explaining everything about the different types of surgery that are available to have including the disadvantages to each procedure and not just the advantages of the procedures. His office staff is very friendly and worked well with me when I needed extra information.
Thank you for your kind words and review. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be further assistance or improve our process in any way. Dr. Felts
Las Cruces |
I felt so comfortable on my first visit and I gained the trust with Dr Felts on that day.
Thank you for your kind words and review. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of further assistance or improve our process in any way. Dr. Felts
in Las Cruces, NM |
All I can say is EXCELLENT.
Thank you!
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Dr. Felts says...

Dr. Frank Felts is excited to become a part of the Memorial Medical Center team and provide a surgical weight loss solution to the people of New Mexico.

He was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He graduated with top honors from Texas A&M University and in his class at Texas A&M College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, serving as Chief Surgical Resident.

Dr. Felts began a very successful general surgery practice in 1988 in Jacksonville, Texas and continued that practice for 18 years. He gained exceptional experience in laparoscopic procedures, including advanced laparoscopic hernia, gastric and colon surgeries. He has performed thousands of laparoscopic procedures. Early in his career Dr. Felts had an interest in the surgical treatment of obesity. In 2006, he transitioned his surgical practice exclusively to Bariatric Surgery. It is a move he has totally embraced and thoroughly enjoys. He established a successful bariatric practice in the Dallas area with thousands of successful Bariatric Laparoscopic Surgeries to his credit.

Texas has been home for Dr. Felts but he has always had a great love for the people and spirit of New Mexico where he owns a cabin in Angel Fire. He has had a New Mexico medical license since 2006. He was instrumental in obtaining bariatric coverage for all New Mexico Medicaid patients and established the first Comprehensive Center for Bariatric surgery in Las Cruces in 2015. He is thrilled at the opportunity to return to Las Cruces, making Memorial Medical Center his new home after a brief elective leave of absence to fulfill a life-long dream of sailing from Annapolis, Maryland to the British Virgin Islands.

Dr. Felts is certified by the American Board of Surgery as a general surgeon. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Your well being is a top priority for Dr. Felts. With Education and Wellness at the forefront of his practice he is committed to answering any and all of your questions and concerns. Above all, Dr. Felts wants you to choose your bariatric care team wisely and know that he will be there for you every step of the way.

Dr. Felts' Care Philosophy

To provide the highest quality, most comprehensive weight loss and wellness care available.

Dr. Felts says...

Dr. Felts has practiced surgery for over 20 years, and has specifically focused on obesity and bariatric surgery for the last 10 years. He continues to update his knowledge and skills in the medical and surgical treatment of obesity. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Felts says...

Dr. Felts has focused his surgical practice on the treatment of obesity since 2006. He has performed thousands of weight loss procedures during this time period. He uses minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques for the majority of the procedures focusing on patient safety, comfort and rapid recovery. Laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric bypass are the primary procedures he performs.

Dr. Felts' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in New Mexico not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Obesity
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    Scott and White Memeorial Hospital

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Scott And White Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    Texas A&M University

    Graduated in 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery