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 By bass (all covered services must be performed at Community Hospital). Please call for pricing. The self-pay price includes:

  • Behavioral Health testing and counseling prior to surgery
  • Blis insurance
  • Nutritional counseling prior to surgery
  • Exercise physiology counseling prior to surgery
  • Routine lab work prior to surgery
  • Surgeon, anesthesia and facility fee
  • Six Behavioral Health counseling visits within the first 1st year after surgery
  • Nutritional counseling for 90 day period following surgery, as needed
  • Exercise physiology counseling for 90 day period following surgery, as needed
  • Post surgical visit with surgeon
  • Free Lap Band fills for 6 months following surgery
  • 90 day membership to Gold’s Gym, with two personal trainer visits
  • Unlimited participation before and after surgery in monthly support group


  • Not included in the self-pay discounted price:
    The initial screening assessment by the surgeon, which is done to make sure the patient is a good candidate for surgery.

    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.