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Bariatric Surgery

Weight-Loss Surgery: Am I a Candidate?

Would you like to have weight-loss surgery in Colorado?

To qualify for bariatric surgery, patients must meet the following criteria set forth by the National Institutes of Health:

  • Body mass index* of 40 or greater OR body mass index of 35 or greater with an obesity-related health condition such as type II diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease or sleep apnea
  • History of failed sustained weight loss on medically supervised weight-loss program
  • No substance abuse, psychoses or uncontrolled depression

Of the insurers that cover weight-loss surgery in Colorado, including Medicare and Medicaid, most typically require patients to undergo medically supervised weight-loss attempts before approving bariatric surgery.

If you think you qualify for bariatric treatment and would like to learn more about our program, please fill out this form or contact our bariatric patient navigator.

*Body mass index (BMI) is a way to measure and define obesity (taking height and weight into account). Morbid obesity is a BMI of 40 or more.

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