New Mexico woman improves health through bariatric surgery

When Bridgette was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she was discouraged and scared. “The thought of possibly losing limbs or my eye sight due to diabetes was scary,” she shares. “I was also struggling with high blood pressure and osteoarthritis in my knees, which made it very hard for me to walk.” Bridgette wanted to improve her health, so she asked her primary care physician about bariatric surgery. “She referred me to Dr.

Are we making life hard?

“I always thought everything was possible,” Lovelace Bariatrics Director Dr. Duc Vuong shares of his childhood perspective. That thinking shapes how he feels about his life today. However, he recognizes for many of us it is a struggle to feel that way, especially when we are going through life’s challenges, whether that is related to work, finances or our health.