Patricia Costales, FNP-C, has earned the Certified Bariatric Nurse(CBN) designation from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Costales has 20 years’ experience in the nursing field and has worked as a certified family nurse practitioner at Lovelace Bariatrics since 2010. She has a an associate’s degree in nursing from Central New Mexico Community College; a bachelor’s degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing and a family nurse practitioner license, all from the University of Phoenix.
Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico offering a new micro-laparoscopy technique for gallbladder removal, hysterectomy, tubal ligation and endometriosis cell removal. This new technique is a virtually scarless laparoscopic procedure using micro instruments. To educate providers about this new micro-laparoscopy technique, Lovelace Women’s Hospital hosted a mobile demonstration lab on Friday. Providers were able to practice how the instrumentation works on cadavers. Lovelace Medical Group surgeon Dr. Eldie Cruz and Dr.
Lovelace is proud to partner with NextCare Urgent Care to recently open a third urgent care clinic in June at 5504 Menaul Blvd. NE, Suite F, on the southwest corner of Menaul Blvd. and Alvarado.
The first NextCare urgent care clinic opened in October at 8201 Golf Course Road N.W., Suite A3, in Albuquerque. The second clinic opened in December at 9551 Paseo del Norte Blvd. N.E., Unit D, in Albuquerque.
Last summer, Deborah Miller was a prisoner in her own house and of her own weight.
At five-foot-five-inches tall, she weighed 245 pounds. And during the summer, the Grants school teacher left the house only to go to church. She couldn’t descend the stairs to her basement to do laundry.