Dr. Frank Felts, MD

Dr. Frank Felts, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
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Age 59
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Dr. Frank Felts, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Las Cruces, NM and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.Read his story

2100 S Triviz Dr Ste G

Las Cruces, NM 88001

Contact Information

(575) 556-1849

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Felts performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Obesity
very high
more than 97% of peers
Sleeve Gastrectomy
normal
more than 52% of peers
Esophageal Surgery
normal
more than 49% of peers

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Dr. Felts' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Felts "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Felts "To provide the highest quality, most comprehensive weight loss and wellness care available."

3  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

13  Conditions Treated

12  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for New Mexico.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Texas A&M University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Scott and White Memeorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Scott And White Meml Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Felts has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Felts' Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Felts to family and friends
127 total reviews (31 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (127)

  • 5
    (123)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

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 Comments (31)

I appreciate the time Dr. Felts took to ensure I fully understood my options and explain what to expect with each. I felt like he wanted the best for my health and for me and wanted me to be a part of this decision for my weight loss goals. I did not feel rushed in any way and I feel prepared (and...more
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I had a wonderful first time visit with Dr. Felts and his office staff. The doctor answered all of my questions and encouraged them. His staff was very friendly and welcoming.
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Thank you for your kind words. All of us at Memorial weight Loss Center are committed to assisting you in your process and welcome your questions. It is our privilege to be a part of your journey to weight loss and better health.

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My experience with Dr. Felts and all the staff at the wellness center was extremely positive. Everyone is very nice, helpful and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend Dr. Felts!
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Thank you for your kind words. All of us at Memorial weight Loss Center are committed to assisting you in your process. It is our privilege to be a part of your journey to weight loss and better health.

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Dr. Felts and his staff saved my life. They changed the direction my health was going. Putting me on a diet and setting a course for me to succeed in my weight-loss journey long before my surgery took place. Dr. Felts, Karla, Dar, and the rest of his staff are amazing.
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Thank you for your kind words. We are blessed to have a passionate and committed staff to assist our patients in their process to weight loss and better health. Best wishes for your success in the future.

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Dr. Felts did the Sleeve Gastrectomy for both me and my husband. He did an awesome job. We feel amazing, recovery has been text book healing...and he literally has a book that has all the do and don't's written down for you to look at any time of the day!! He and his office staff have been...more
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Thank you for your kind words. It is our privilege to be a part of you and your husband's big decision in your life. We are happy that you found our educational book helpful to you. Congratulations and best wishes on your weight loss journey to better health.

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