The surgeons of Colorado Springs Surgical Associates have been involved in bariatric surgery, or the surgical treatment of morbid obesity, for over two decades.
We strive to provide a complete assessment and care program for our bariatric patients, with preoperative evaluations from a nutritional specialist as well as a psychotherapist to ensure our patients are as prepared as possible to proceed with a their operation. Our surgeons are intimately involved with the preoperative evaluation and postoperative management of our bariatric surgical patients. The surgical treatment options offered by CSSA, laparoscopic and open Roux en Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAP-BAND®), are described here.
We have partnered with Penrose-St.Francis Hospital to develop and maintain a bariatric surgical program which has been recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. While there is a wide variety of information available to patients regarding surgical treatment of morbid obesity, much of it can be confusing or misleading. The National Institutes of Health has an excellent web resource for patients considering weight loss surgery. More detailed information is available from Obesity Help.com. We encourage any who may be interested in weight loss surgery to contact our Bariatric Nurse Coordinator, Fran Jackson, at 719-776-5359.