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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Patient Navigator Program

Michelle Carpenter, R.N.

The bariatric patient navigator helps guide patients through the weight-loss surgery process.


Our bariatric patient navigator answers questions that patients might have before, during and after their procedure, including:

  • Determining if the criteria to qualify  for weight-loss surgery is met
  • Providing information on the insurance plans we accept and their requirements for qualification
  • Assisting with documentation of the often necessary (for insurance purposes) six-month medically supervised diet
  • Supplying patients and their families with educational materials and literature so the most informed decision possible can be made.


To request an appointment, please fill out our bariatric online request form and we will contact you.


If you meet the criteria for surgery, we will:

  • Call your insurance provider for benefit information.
  • Schedule you for an informational seminar.

Seminars are held twice a week on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. All bariatric patients are required to attend a seminar prior to scheduling an appointment with a surgeon.


Contact Us

Michelle Carpenter, R.N.

Bariatric Center of the Rockies

Poudre Valley Hospital

1024 South Lemay Avenue

Fourth Floor Surgical Unit

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Phone: 866.495.7579

Fax: 970.490.4150


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