Surgical Weight Loss

Bariatric Program
605B 28 1/4 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81506
(970) 242-9123

Community Hospital’s Surgical Weight Loss Center offers you a team of experienced, compassionate professionals specializing in Lap-Band, Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery.

Adults with a BMI of 30-40 may qualify for weight loss surgery.

We are happy to answer your questions and start the process to determine whether surgical weight loss is right for you.

Self-Pay Pricing

For those whose insurance does not cover the surgery, we offer a competitive self-pay discounted price of $13,000* for Lap-Band, $17,500* for Sleeve Gastrectomy and $22,500* for Gastric Bypass (all covered services must be performed at Community Hospital). Please call for pricing. The following is included with all of the above bariatric procedures:

  • Hospital charges: operating & recovery room, anesthesia supplies and medications
  • Anesthesiologist fee
  • Surgeon fee
  • Behavioral health, nutritional and exercise counseling (pre- mandatory visits & post op: 90 days post procedures)
  • Post-Op visit with surgeon
  • Hospital room stay ( Gastric Sleeve and Gastric By-pass)Gastric Band is an outpatient surgery procedure-no overnight stay is required
  • Free 6 months fills for Gastric bands
  • Routine pre-surgical blood work/test
  • BLIS insurance for 90 days covering bleeding, infection, leak, and perforation for the Gastric Band, Gastric Sleeve, or Gastric Bypass procedure, as well as revision procedures, if performed by Andrew Morse, DO
  • Unlimited participation before and after surgery in Community Hospital support group meetings monthly support group


  • The following is NOT included in bariatric surgery self pay pricing and will be billed separately to the patient or insurance company:

  • Surgeon's initial consultation fee(this fee will vary dependent upon which surgeon you choose)
  • Gynecology, endocrine and/or psychiatric evaluations and treatments
  • Pathology
  • Non-routine testing
  • Consultations with: i.e. cardiologist, pulmonologist, radiologist and gastroenterologist
  • Additional exams: i.e. Sleep study, x-rays, echocardiogram or a treadmill test
  • Other procedures performed during surgery or while in hospital: i.e. hernia repair, liver biopsy or fluoroscopy
  • Post-Operative complications(BLIS coverage available to purchase separately in some cases)

    Community Hospital has priced bariatric surgery to be as inclusive as possible with a proper referral. Your insurance company may cover some or all of the additional tests required.

    Payment of the discounted cash price is due in full prior to surgery.

    *Please note this is an outpatient procedure price which includes only the above. If additional (non-routine) testing is required, i.e. due to a specific health condition, or there are complications requiring additional care and/or admission to the hospital there may be additional charges.

    BLIS Complication Protection Program
    Our program, in association with Dr. Andrew Morse, is approved to participate in the BLIS program. Our self-pay patients who purchase this protection are covered for certain complications, within certain time frames, following surgery. Patients are then not responsible for the costs associated with the care for those complications.
    The BLIS complication protection is exclusively for our self-pay package price patients. Other terms and conditions apply.
  • Our Surgical Weight Loss Team

    These experts include surgeons, nutritionists and counselors ready to provide wrap-around services and support for you and your family. This includes pre-operative and post-operative surgical care, pre-operative and post-operative psychological and nutritional counseling, financial conferencing, educational seminars and unlimited participation in support group meetings for those who have had the surgery and those considering it.

    Community Hospital proudly offers free surgical weight loss educational seminars and support groups. Please call (970) 242-9123 for the next available class.

    Our program works with local surgeon Dr. Andrew Morse of Surgical Associates of Western Colorado, and Drs. James Hanosh & Eric Hanly of General Surgeons of Western Colorado.

    Bariatric Center of Excellence

    In August 2017, Community Hospital achieved the high honor of being identified as a ‘Bariatric Center of Excellence’. The surgical weight loss program at Community Hospital meets all criteria for this designation according to national quality standards established to deliver safe, high quality bariatric patient care.

    Community Hospital is the only hospital on the Western Slope and one of only five hospitals in the state to hold the adolescent accreditation designation. Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care.