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Referring Patients to Saint Luke’s
Our doctors, nurses, and staff are committed to providing referring physicians the highest level of care, ensuring the best possible outcomes for your patients. Our teams are:
- Accessible for phone consultations, timely patient appointments, and emergency transfers
- Committed to providing you with regular and consistent communication
- Dedicated to working with you to ensure that we provide the greatest opportunity for your patient’s full recovery
Explore the tabs below for more information on referring to Saint Luke's specialists, facilities, or services.
Saint Luke's Hospital (Level I Trauma Center)
If you’re caring for a patient currently hospitalized at Saint Luke's who may benefit from a palliative care consult, please discuss this option with the patient's primary physician. Our services require a physician's order.
If you’d like a member of our team to determine whether your patient could benefit from our services, call:
Saint Luke's Hospital
Saint Luke's East Hospital
Saint Luke's North Hospital
Rehab - Key Programs
- Saint Luke's Hospital
- Saint Luke's North Hospital–Smithville
- Saint Luke's South Hospital
Saint Luke’s Center for Surgical Weight Loss offers three types of laparoscopic weight-loss surgery: gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass. In addition to surgery, we provide a full range of pre- and post-surgical support, including dietitians, exercise physiologists, psychologists, and a monthly peer support group.
Is My Patient a Candidate?
The National Institutes of Health provides the following guidelines for determining whether your patient is a candidate for surgical weight loss:
- Tried and failed to lose weight by dieting
- Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher
- Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35-40, with any three of these related diseases and disorders: asthma, diabetes mellitus, elevated lipids, hypertension, depression, heart disease, degenerative joint disease, sleep apnea, gastroesophogeal reflux disease (GERD), stress incontinence
Additionally, Saint Luke’s Center for Surgical Weight Loss requires patients be over 18 years of age with a BMI between 40-60 (or BMI 35 and greater with comorbidities).
Patients are required to attend a free seminar before scheduling their in-office consult. The seminars allow patients to meet a bariatric surgeon, learn more about the three types of weight-loss surgery, and ask questions before deciding whether surgery is the right answer. Seminars are held at four Saint Luke’s metro hospital locations every month.