Southern Colorado Advanced Gastrointestinal and Weight Loss Surgery Center

Welcome to your weight loss journey

Meet Our Physicians

Sergio Toledo MD FACS

Minimally Invasive Surgery,
Advanced Endocrine, Gastrointestinal
& Bariatric Surgery

American Society for metabollic

Anam Pal MD

Bariatric Surgery, Acute Care and
Trauma Surgery

American Society for metabollic


Bariatric Surgery is a safe and effective procedure to help you lose weight. It can also improve obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure. 

To ensure success, surgery must be combined with diet and lifestyle changes.

Register for an information session to learn more!

Do I qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?

A person is eligible for bariatric (weight loss) surgery based on the body mass index or BMI

The BMI formula is: BMI = kg/m² (lbs/inches² * 703)

A normal BMI ranges between 19 – 24.9

Qualifications for bariatric surgery include either:

  1. BMI ≥ 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight,


  2. BMI ≥ 35 and at least one or more obesity-related diseases (comorbidities) such as: type II diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), obstructive sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, heart disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, urinary incontinence


  3. Inability to achieve a healthy weight loss sustained for a period of time with prior weight loss efforts

Download Information

Obesity Surgery Patient. Information from SAGES

Treating obesity. What are my options?

BMI Calculator

Your BMI is




< 18.5

Healthy Weight

18.5  -  24.9


25  -  29.9


30  -  34.9

Severely Obese

35  -  39.9

Morbidly Obese

≥ 40

Bariatric Seminar

Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery