UCHealth Surgical Care - Longs Peak Hospital

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Hours
Monday: 8:30am – 5pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 5pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 5pm
Friday: 8:30am – 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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Committed to your health and healing

Excellent surgical care close to home can be found at UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital in Longmont, Colorado. Longs Peak Hospital offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient surgical services from routine and elective surgeries to more complex specialized procedures.

UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital surgical teams are dedicated to achieving the most successful outcomes while providing the highest level of care for patients throughout their surgical experience. From pre-admission testing and patient education through post-operative care and recovery, we are committed to helping patients in their journeys to better health and healing.

Our services

  • Bariatric (weight loss) surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Chronic acid reflux/GERD surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal
  • General and vascular surgery
  • Gynecological surgery
  • Joint replacement
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Spine surgery (back surgery)
  • Trauma surgery
  • Urologic surgery

The ERAS program

ERAS stands for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery. The ERAS program is a multimodal care pathway designed to accelerate recovery. In addition to returning patients to their normal health quickly, ERAS programs can reduce the amount of pain experienced post-operatively, help prevent surgical site infections and reduce the risk of complications.

Patients undergoing a hysterectomy, hip or knee replacement or colorectal surgery at UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital will be offered to be a part of our ERAS program.

Patients will receive education from the surgeon and the pre-admission clinic on the ERAS program and the specific pathway for their surgery. These instructions will include information on nourishment before and after surgery, early mobility and pain management.

Our bariatric surgery program

UCHealth Longs Peak Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program, established in 2018, is the only weight loss surgery program in Boulder County. The program is conveniently located in Longmont, Colorado at Longs Peak Hospital. Our goal is to provide surgical weight loss options to those who have struggled to lose and maintain significant weight loss with diet and exercise alone.

Our program provides minimally invasive surgical weight loss options for patients with a goal of improving overall health and lifestyle.

Our multidisciplinary program offers:

  • Dedicated bariatric dietitian and nurse navigator.
  • Monthly support groups.
  • Specially equipped private rooms.
  • State-of-the-art brand new facilities.
  • One on one visits with your surgeon, dietitian and nurse navigator to develop individualized care plans.

About bariatric surgery

Why it’s done

Who it’s for

  • To reduce your risk of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems.
  • To lose excess weight.
  • To become more active.
  • To improve your quality of life.
  • To gain control of your health.
Weight loss surgery is offered to those who have been unsuccessful in losing significant weight and keeping that weight off with diet and exercise alone.

In general, weight loss surgery could be a treatment option for you if:

  • Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher.
  • Your BMI is 35-39.9 and you have a weight-related health problem like diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis to name a few.

Patients can expect to visit with our physicians 3-6 times prior to surgery over several months. This allows thorough education and support prior to the biggest event that someone struggling with their weight can make about their future health. Patients also regularly visit us after surgery for the follow up visits. We are committed to helping you obtain your goals in becoming a healthier you and will be with you for the entire process.

Services provided

  • Laparoscopic Roux en Y Gastric bypass (RNYGB).
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.
  • Management of patients who already have a lap band placed including office evaluations, band fills, removing fills and surgical removal of the band.

> Learn more about our weight loss procedures.

Call us at our clinic number above to find out more.

Your appointment

If your doctor has referred you for surgery or a procedure at UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital, your doctor’s office will typically schedule a pre-admission appointment for you. To provide you with the highest quality in health care, we require all patients undergoing elective procedures with anesthesia to be screened in our pre-admission clinic. This is to prevent any delays or cancellations on the day of surgery and to identify and provide optimization of your health prior to your procedure.

Call 720.718.1408 to schedule your pre-admission appointment if your doctor’s office has not done so already.

During this appointment:

  • A registered nurse will review your health history, medication and any other pertinent information related to your upcoming procedure.
  • The nurse will provide education on when to stop eating and drinking, medications, required pre-op showering and specific instructions based on your health history and procedure.
  • Any lab work or testing may be completed at this appointment.

Insurance

Our hospital participates with many different insurance companies. Because insurance plans, policies and laws often change, please contact your insurance company to see if we are a contracted provider.

Please notify us if you have an insurance plan change, coverage change or insurance loss, so we can properly bill your claims in a timely manner.

Billing

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