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Transform Your Life with Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Patrick Chiasson & Dr. Stephen Burpee

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FREE Bariatric Seminars

Making a decision to have bariatric surgery is a BIG, life-changing decision. We invite you to attend a FREE bariatric seminar to meet our surgeons and listen to an educational presentation about your options for weight loss surgery.You are welcome to bring your spouse, partner, adult children or close friends. We want you to feel comfortable and get excited about transforming your life with weight loss surgery!

Did you know...
Patients that participate regularly in
Support Groups are far more likely to
succeed in their weight loss and
lifestyle changes.

We're proud to say that our surgeons and practice have been recognized by United Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthnet and Aetna as a Center of Excellence. We have bariatric surgery programs at Northwest Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital.

We offer seminars weekly and have afternoon and early evening programs located at Northwest Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital.

Call today: 520-219-8690 to schedule one of our next seminars.

See our Calendar of Upcoming Seminars and Post Op Support Group Meetings.

Post-Op Support Group

support circleOur Post-Op Support Group is designed to support our weight loss surgery patients after their life-changing surgery as well as to help patients prepare for their surgery. We have drawn together a diverse team of experts including our surgeons, nurse practitioner, psychologist, nutritionist, fitness trainer, as well as a few of our patients to help design a program that will support our patients in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and healthy lifestyle.

See our upcoming Support Group topics and speakers.


Most insurance plans have some kind of bariatric surgery benefit. However, each plan has different requirements and benefits. It is best to contact the office to see if your insurance will cover your bariatric surgery, and what the exact requirements are to be approved. Most patients will be required to do a diet history for 4- 6 months, a nutrition and psych evaluation, have a BMI of 40 or greater OR have a BMI of 35-40 with at least one co-morbidity, such as diabetes, hypertension, or sleep apnea. Some insurance plans may require a weight history documented in a physician's office for 2-5 years.

We are a credentialed Center of Excellence with United Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, Humana, and Healthnet.

For more detailed insurance information, click here.

Payment & Financing Options

If you do not have bariatric surgery benefits OR if you do not meet the insurance requirements, we have negotiated Self Pay Packages for our patients.

For Self Pay pricing information, click here.

If you would like to finance all or part of your surgery and hospital costs, including high deductibles, co-pays and any other out-of-pocket expenses, we have entered into a partnership with Prosper Healthcare Lending. It is the premier financing company in the bariatric surgery industry. With more than $3 Billion funded and more than 250,000 patient inquiries serviced, this is a program you can trust, which is why we decided to affiliate with them. Some of the benefits of working with Prosper are Immediate decisions for loans under $35,000; term options up to 60 months (affordable monthly payments); no collateral required; no prepayment penalties; fast and easy loan inquiry process that DOES NOT show up on your credit report; 100% confidential.

Click on the logo below to apply.


Free Weight Loss Seminar

Not sure if weight loss surgery is right for you? We invite you to a FREE weight loss seminar. Meet our doctors and learn more about your options. This is the first step to a NEW LIFE. Sign up today!

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How much can you lose?

In 2018 our patients lost

23,568 lbs