Banner Health opens weight-loss center in Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS — Residents of Fort Collins who are seeking to lose weight have a new option to receive help.

Banner Health has opened the Banner Fort Collins Weight Loss Center, a comprehensive weight-loss program that addresses the medical, behavioral and nutritional needs of clients.

Samuel Saltz

“Every person’s weight loss journey is different,” Banner Health surgeon Samuel Saltz, said in a press release. “Our program is designed to focus on each person’s unique needs and tailor care to what will result in the best outcome.”

The team includes specialists from different disciplines to address surgical, medical, behavioral and nutritional needs of each patient.

“We have a broad range of services for adults who suffer from the disease of obesity, and we will continue to care for and support those patients after their procedure,” Saltz said.

Patients seeking bariatric surgery work with a bariatric surgeon, a psychologist, a registered dietitian, a nurse practitioner and other specialists as needed. The program includes a free information session that is available virtually.

Patients then complete a comprehensive assessment with a multidisciplinary team. Preparation for surgery can take three to six months, followed by surgery and recovery.

The weight-loss center is located at Banner Fort Collins Medical Center at 4700 Lady Moon Drive.