Do I Qualify

Penrose St. Francis Health Services

2222 N Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907

38.8655367, -104.821745

Latitude: 38.8655367, Longitude: -104.821745

Do I Qualify

Penrose St. Francis Health Services

Do I Qualify

Qualifications for surgery include:

  • Body Mass Index of 40 (approximately 100 pounds over ideal body weight) or BMI of 35 and associated co-morbidities or obesity related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis and other obesity related conditions. See our BMI calculator below.
  • Significant previous efforts at weight loss have been made. Preferably, these attempts have been in nutritionally safe and medically or peer supervised programs.
  • You have no uncorrected metabolic disease that may cause obesity.
  • You have no other serious medical condition(s) that would make surgery too hazardous.
  • You have no unstable or untreated psychological illnesses and/or unrealistic expectations of surgery and weight loss.
  • You have not abuse addictive drugs or alcohol - preferably for 12 months.
  • You possess sufficient motivation to make the LIFELONG changes in eating habits and exercise required for success post bariatric surgery.
  • You are willing to make a formal commitment to the bariatric surgical procedure of your choosing and to yourself.

    Note:  Some insurance companies require patients to undergo a six-month supervised weight loss program.  Please ask your insurance carrier for their requirements.

Meet with one of our bariatric surgeons in Colorado Springs

Need help deciding which weight loss procedure is right for you? Contact Penrose-St. Francis Weight Loss Surgery Institute today and set up a consultation with one of our Colorado Springs bariatric surgeons.