You are facing an important decision in your life. This decision is serious and should be well thought out. We believe the surgeons at NCSA and Bariatric Center of the Rockies provide a clear choice:
1. Experience. We were the first weight loss program in the Rocky Mountain region. We have been doing weight loss surgery since 1994 and have performed over 2000 surgeries to date, and counting. We are referred high-risk patients other surgeons will not perform due to their complexity. This speaks to our comfort level in taking care of any problem that is present or might develop. Many surgeons are not confident in their ability to take care of these types of patients.
2. Dedication. Using a Total Quality of Care approach, our program is continually striving to be better. We have monthly meetings that involve all levels of patient care: from the office to the operating room to the president of the hospital, all areas are covered.
We have always taken care of all people who need treatment. We are the only group in the West to take Medicaid patients. We have always taken Medicare patients – even when obesity was not officially recognized as a disease and therefore payment was not certain. It is important for us to give the best possible care for this disease.
3. Dependability. We have the largest practice in the region with four dedicated surgeons. This means there is always an expert available when needed. All surgeons are members of the ASMBS. All surgeons continue to be active with many other types of surgery. This means they can deal with any other surgical problems that might come up, including removing excess skin or the gallbladder, if needed.
4. Center of Excellence. We have independent verification of quality. This looks at everything involved in patient care: from treating patients with dignity and respect, to having the appropriate equipment and furniture, to having good results and outcomes. We are the only program in the region to have all three designations: ASMBS, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna.