Medicare Covers Bariatric Procedures
Medicare has made a landmark decision to cover bariatric procedures for patients meeting specific criteria. Care must be provided by surgeons and facilities that have received the ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) "Center of Excellence" designation.
ASMBS has designated Dr. Johnell and North Colorado Medical Center as a Center of Excellence as of Oct. 28, 2005.
Our program qualifies for Medicare coverage.
Banner Health Clinic, specializing in bariatric surgery, offers only the LAP-BAND® procedure to Medicare patients who qualify for bariatric surgery.
To find out if you qualify for a LAP-BAND® procedure and for more information, please call the office at: (866) 569-5926 or (970) 378-4433.