Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Providence is here for you. We want you to know we are taking special precautions to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and doctors. These precautions allow us to help you along your journey to weight loss, even during these unprecedented times. We offer virtual seminars, telehealth appointments and safe in-person care as needed.

Providence Bariatric Services

Our approach

There’s so much to gain from losing weight. More energy. Better health. Greater well-being. We can help you achieve it. Providence St. Patrick Hospital offers comprehensive surgical and non-surgical weight-loss programs that are tailored to your personal health goals and preferences.

If you have been trying to lose weight on your own or with the expertise of a health professional and have not achieved sustainable results, a surgical option may be right for you. Our bariatric services team offers a variety of options to help you reach your weight-loss goals.

Services we offer

Our surgical weight-loss procedures include:

  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Gastric sleeve surgery

Weight-loss surgery isn’t an easy fix. The long-term success of your surgery requires a lifetime commitment to better health. That’s why we also provide education, support and care before and after your procedure to support you on a path to success.

Am I a candidate?

There are certain factors that can help identify whether weight-loss surgery is right for you. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Age 18-64
  • Females with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 35 or greater, with a weight-related health condition (or) with a BMI of 40-60
  • Males with a BMI of 35 or greater, with a weight-related health condition (or) with a BMI of 40-55

If you exceed the maximum BMI requirement, we have options to help you achieve a healthier weight for surgery in the future.

While many of these topics are covered in our free educational seminar, it can be valuable to call our staff ahead of time to ensure you are a good fit for surgery.

Finally, insurance coverage varies widely between carriers. Our staff can work with you to evaluate your insurance coverage once you attend the free educational seminar and complete the weight-loss surgery application form.

Learn more about your options

When it comes to weight-loss surgery, you have choices. We can help you find the right procedure for you at one of our free educational seminars. These information sessions cover the benefits of each surgical option and provide plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions directly to our surgeons and staff.

Once you’ve attended a seminar, our staff will work with you to evaluate whether surgery is right for you.

Free Weight Loss Surgery Seminars


Attend a free informational seminar with our experienced staff.

Bariatric Surgery Success Stories

Learn how patients are starting a new healthy chapter with bariatric surgery.

Contact Us

Providence Bariatric Services - Missoula

500 W Broadway St, 5th Floor Missoula, MT 59802
Tue-Fri: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.