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Weight Loss Surgery

Boone Hospital Center offers medical and surgical treatment for weight loss to those that meet specific criteria and have struggled with lifetime obesity. In March of 2004, Boone Hospital Center opened its weight loss surgery program. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, each patient is carefully evaluated by the team and is provided education about weight loss treatments available.

Nutritional counseling is also provided as an essential component to help our patients achieve long-term success.

Boone Hospital Center’s weight loss surgery program uses a multi-disciplinary approach to assess and evaluate each patient. Dr. James Pitt, DO and Dr. Nicole Spencer, DO perform laparascopic adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and bypass procedures.

Weight loss surgery is available to those that have exhausted all other measures for weight loss. To be considered for the weight loss surgery program, each patient must first complete an informational seminar.  We offer online or live seminar options.

Did you know, many Missouri employers offer insurance coverage for weight loss surgery?  Some of those include:

  • ABB
  • Ameren
  • Aramark
  • Boone Hospital/BJC
  • BCBS IL employees
  • Boeing
  • Central Bancompany
  • City of Columbia
  • Columbia Public Schools
  • Con Agra
  • Corizon
  • Dialysis Clinic Inc.
  • Elsevier
  • Federal Employees
  • Federal Postal Workers
  • Fulton Public Schools
  • Hollister
  • Hubbell 
  • IUOE Local 965
  • Marmon
  • Missouri Banker’s Association
  • Moberly Area Community College
  • Morgan Co RII Schools 
  • MoKan Sheet Metal
  • Northeast Regional Medical Center
  • Orscheln
  • Railroad
  • Shelter Insurance
  • State of MO
  • University of Missouri-PPO
  • USDA
  • UTI
  • VA Hospital
  • Walgreen’s 
  • Watlow

If you don't see your employer on the list, ask your human resources department if you have coverage.  If you don't have insurance that covers weight loss surgery, check on financing options with Central Bank.


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Register for an online seminar.

Register for a live seminar.

Learn more about patients who've lost weight and changed their lifestyle after weight loss surgery at Boone at MyBooneHealth Blog.

Download and print an application

Need financing assistance?  

Call our friends at Central Bank of Boone County at 573.874.8100 or visit their personal loan webpage.

Find a doctor or make an appointment: 573.815.6400
General Information: 573.815.8000
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1600 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201
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