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Monday: 8am – 5pm
Tuesday: 8am – 5pm
Wednesday: 8am – 5pm
Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Your team
Noelle Durall, NP
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James Dickinson, MD, FACS
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Craig Clear, MD, FACS
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Susan Wcislak, MD
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Robert Quaid, MD, FACS
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Surgery - Weight Loss Surgery

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For the convenience of residents in Fort Collins and surrounding communities, UCHealth Surgical Clinic – Northern Colorado has offered advanced inpatient and outpatient surgical services since 1956. Your experienced team of surgeons perform emergent and elective surgeries specializing in minimally invasive procedures at UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital and Harmony Surgery Center.

With improved technology and advances in anesthesia and pain control, many less-invasive surgical procedures are now being performed on an outpatient basis. Compared to inpatient surgery, outpatient surgery provides many patient benefits, including convenience, lower cost, reduced stress and predictable scheduling.

Why choose us for surgery?

Here are some of the ways our team provides unmatched quality and care:


With a surgeon always on call, you’re covered 24/7.


All of our surgeons are board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Some are also board certified by the American Board of Surgery and active in the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American Society of Bariatric Surgeons and Larimer County Medical Society.


Consultation and educational services are available locally and through a variety of outreach efforts including telemedicine.

Highly skilled

In addition to general surgery, many of our providers serve as surgeons for UCHealth Bariatric Center of the Rockies, an all-encompassing bariatric program to help patients regain their health and achieve their weight loss goals.

If you have a persistent medical condition, discuss it with your primary care provider to determine if a referral to our surgical team is right for you. If your health plan does not require a referral, call to schedule your appointment.

We look forward to hearing from you to schedule an appointment or answer any questions you have about our providers or services.

Surgeries performed

Some of the common surgeries we perform include:

  • Appendix
  • Bariatric (weight loss)
  • Breast
  • Colon and rectal
  • Esophagus
  • Gallbladder
  • Hemorrhoid
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal hernia/reflux
  • Liver and spleen
  • Lung
  • Skin cancer/skin lesion
  • Thyroid/parathyroid
  • Varicose veins
    • EndoVenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)
    • Phlebectomy
    • Foam sclerotherapy

Our surgeons also perform minor surgical procedures (such as biopsies) in the clinic.

Not all patients are candidates for outpatient surgery, and some procedures still require hospitalization. A patient’s medical history and the advice of the surgeon and anesthesiologist are important in determining whether the procedure is best performed on an outpatient or inpatient basis.

We look forward to meeting your health care needs. We welcome new patients with a referral from a primary care physician.

Scheduling surgery

Please provide all the following information at your scheduled appointment:

  • Completed patient information packet.
  • Photo ID.
  • Insurance card.
  • Referral ID (if needed).

To allow enough time to complete the check-in process, please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

If your provider has referred you to our practice, you can call our office at 970.482.6456 to schedule your appointment.

Also, please feel free to call us at 970.482.6456 if you have any questions about our clinic, your care team, or your surgery.