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The Penrose-St. Francis Weight Loss Surgery Institute offers a unique and comprehensive approach to weight-loss surgery. Our multidisciplinary team of bariatric specialists provides all-inclusive care for our weight-loss surgery patients. Our 360-degree approach to nutrition, exercise, counseling and education will help you succeed long after your weight loss surgery is finished and your new life begins!Our SurgeonsOur surgeons have more than 25 years’ experience and have performed over 2,000 bariatric procedures. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.
Physicians with this symbol, , have met the stringent demands set forth by the ASMBS allowing Penrose-St. Francis Health Services to become southern Colorado's only Accredited Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
Scott W. Fisher, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Ihor J. Fedorak, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Brock Bordelon, M.D.
Fran Jackson, RN, CBN
Bariatric Program Coordinator
Since 2005, Fran Jackson has been the bariatric program coordinator for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. Fran screens patients for bariatric surgery, conducts patient seminars and assists with support groups for both gastric bypass and Lapband surgery patients. Fran was born in Sydney, Australia and has worked at hospitals in England, Washington, North Dakota and Colorado. She began her career with Penrose-St. Francis in 1992 as an operating room registered nurse and became a certified bariatric nurse in 2007.
The bariatric nurses at the Penrose-St. Francis Weight Loss Surgery Institute are registered nurses with advanced training and certification in bariatric surgery. They provide coordination of care, education and personal support throughout the weight loss surgical process. They serve as a resource for information regarding the surgical procedure.
Bariatric Dietitians & Behavioral Therapists
Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, the bariatric dietitians at the Penrose-St. Francis Weight Loss Surgery Institute focus on disease prevention and health promotion and provide the framework of comprehensive nutrition support. They are specially trained in nutrition management following bariatric surgery. Each patient meets with a dietitian before and after surgery to receive a tailored nutrition plan, intense education, and behavioral support to ensure long-term positive outcomes. Our behavioral therapists conduct a psycho-social evaluation and address psychological issues. Exercise physiologists design a unique post-operative exercise program and monitor each patient throughout the exercise program.
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