The team of board-certified surgeons at Bariatric Center of the Rockies has for decades led the way in weight-loss surgery, having performed more than 4,000 weight-loss procedures since 1995.


Weight-loss surgery experts in northern Colorado

UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital is accredited by the Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

Poudre Valley Hospital is an acknowledged leader in bariatric surgery in northern Colorado. Its bariatric program was founded in 1995 and has been designated as a Center of Excellence by Aetna® and UnitedHealthCare®, and as a Blue Distinction Center from Anthem® Blue Cross and Blue Shield (national and Colorado).

It is a shared program between Poudre Valley Hospital and Northern Colorado Surgical Associates. Our philosophy and goal is to provide a range of weight-loss surgery types to all patients who need it and meet the program qualifications, including the Medicare/Medicaid patient population.


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Due to the level of skill and expertise of our four bariatric surgeons, we provide surgery and care to patients who are considered high risk. In fact, high-risk patients are oftentimes referred to us for treatment.

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Awards and recognition

Aetna Institutes of Quality (IOQ)

Optum Centers of Excellence (United Healthcare)

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