Kaiser Permanente offers gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedures through our Department of Metabolic-Surgical Weight Management. Not all benefit plans cover weight loss surgery.

Please call 303-861-3400 for more information.

According to the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, bariatric surgery may be among the most effective treatments for diseases and conditions including:
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

Are You a Candidate for Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery?

Contact the Metabolic-Surgical Weight Management department at 303-861-3400 to confirm if you have the bariatric surgery benefit and request to have your medical chart reviewed to see if you are medically eligible for weight loss surgery. Prior to surgery, all patients must undergo a thorough evaluation, including a pre-operative psychology screening and a pre-operative medical and surgical screening.


Weight Loss Surgery Video

Watch It Starts Today to learn how weight loss surgery helps people reclaim their lives.

Kaiser Permantente Weight Loss Surgery Information

Watch this video to learn more about the types of weight loss surgery and our surgery process here at Kaiser Permanente.

Our Surgeons

Learn more about Dr Audrey Bauer here

Learn more about Dr John Raheb here  













You can learn more about our two contracted surgeons below.

Dr Jason Johnson

Dr Emily Speer

All bariatric surgeries at performed at St. Joseph Hospital that is accredited by MBSAQIP (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program).  MBSAQIP works to advance safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients through the accreditation of bariatric surgical centers.


Billing and Financial Information

  • Patient Business Services:  303-743-5900
  • Claims Department:  303-338-3600
  • Medical Financial Counseling Services:  303-338-3025
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital Financial Counselor:  303-812-2655

Resources for surgical candidates and post-weight loss surgery patients including surgery classes, nutrition guidance and additional educational information, please click here