Jonathan Schoen

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 42 ratings

Jonathan Schoen Bariatric Surgeon MD, FACS and Medical Director

Jonathan Schoen Bariatric Surgeon Picture

15 yr Experience

15 yr in Bariatrics

15 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

15 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

60% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 14

Max Age of Patient is 75


Adjustable Gastric Band

Biliopancreatic Diversion

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch

Duodenal Switch

LAP-BAND

Revision

and 2 more...


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Kevin Rothchild
MD, FACS
Typhanie Beasley Profile Pic
Typhanie Beasley
DNP, FNP-C, RN
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Lisa Kassel
RD Bariatric Dietitian
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Tina Dowdell
Bariatric Patient Navigator
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Denise Carruth
RD, Bariatric Dietitian

42 Reviews for Jonathan Schoen
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Dr. Schoen is unbelievable. Him and his team are the very best.

Nov. 30, 2018

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Most amazing, caring, compassionate and skilled Bariatric Surgeon. He is unbelievable as well as his whole team. The staff that work with him are so supportive. I am three and half years out and still losing a few from time to time. I have more energy than I have had in 30 years. I can do anything. I highly, highly recommend Dr. Schoen and his team at UChealth.

Sept. 28, 2018

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Dr. Schoen is an excellent surgeon. His surgical skills and follow-up appointments are more than I could have expected. He and I had a long conversation about the type of surgery that suited me and my lifestyle. I had many questions and Dr. Schoen took the time to answer each and every concern. I am 6 months out from my surgery and Dr. Schoen still takes the time to see me each visit. I would highly recommend Dr. Schoen.

July 27, 2018

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I did a lot of research about weight loss surgery. I have had some experience with UC Health in Aurora Co. I was very happy with the previous doctors there. I looked into the weight loss program there and made an appointment with Dr Schoen. Aug 15th of 2016 he did my surgery. Best thing I ever did for myself. I do not know where to begin about my appreciation and love I have for Dr Schoen and his staff. I have worked with his Clinical Dietitian, Lisa Kassel. She has always gone beyond for me and answered all my questions. She heads up the monthly support group, that I drive about 2 hours to attend. (So worth it). Tina was so helpful in answering all my insurance needs. Dr Schoen, has always been humble when I tell him, he changed my life. He always says he just gave me the right tool. (He is excellent in what he does and how he supports is patients.) I am so grateful I had the RNY, I would highly recommend Dr Schoen and his staff. Thanks.

July 26, 2018

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Greatest guy ever. Very patient and good at answering questions. Awesome bedside manner. Couldn't have asked for a better person too guide me to my new life. Thanks Doc!

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Dr Schoen is great. The problem is getting in to see him. I drive 1 1/2 hours to get to his office unless there is traffic. Today it took me 2 hours & 15 minutes. When I got here for my 8:30 appointment, it turns out his PA Tiffany had not put me on the schedule. Then they told me she's not in today & oh, by the way, I need a new referral. If I can get that, then they will fit me in at 11:45 (3 hours & 15 minutes later). Which really means I might get in by 12:45 since he always runs late unless you get in early. I was going to see him because my feeding tube fell out. So now I'm just going to not worry about it - my time is also valuable.
So, if you want to see Dr Schoen, make an appointment then call back in a couple of days to verify it's on his schedule and that they have all your referrals and other paperwork. And then call again a day or two before your scheduled appointment to verify it again. Especially if you are dealing with Tiffany. This is the second time she has screwed me.
However, once you get in to see Dr Schoen, all of this will be worthwhile. He's a great doctor who cares about his patients and is extremely knowledgeable & personable. It's too bad his staff is so bad.

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I absolutely LOVE dr schoen ...he was so patient and kind and was a very genuine doctor . He was my friends doctor and i saw the amazing work he did on her and I was so excited I have lost 140 lbs He gave me my life back ..I no longer have diabetes or sleep apnea and I feel AMAZING Thank you Dr Schoen for being so wonderful and his staff was awesome too ...My nurses were the BEST EVER

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My first impression of Dr. Schoen was one of uncertainty. I was a referred to him as a very complex post op RNY with serious complications. He was to evaluate me for total gastrectomy. The first visit was a bit disappointing because I had traveled 4 hours to see him, and he had not reviewed my case. In fact, their office could not find my records that had been previously faxed. After the second visit, my opinion began to change. He showed consideration to the fact that I had to travel several hours to see him and scheduled testing and appts on the same days so that he could minimize my travel expences. On the day we developed my surgical plan, I felt 100% comfortable with him. My life was in his hands. He was truthful with me, and spent a lot of time explaining his thoughts and his proposed plan.

His staff was very friendly and professional.

I am one week post op from a total gastrectomy and feel like I am finally on the way to my new life! I am in a LOT of post op pain, but it was expected. The one concern I would have is that there has been a lot of inconsistency within his 'team'. Dr. Shoen would tell me something, and then his team would contradict that. The example is I struggled with urinary retention and although Dr. Schoen agreed and even suggested that I was NOT to discharge with a Foley, I am sitting here with a Foley. On the date of discharge, they pulled the foley, and then said they wanted to give me 6 hours to try to pass urine. Well..... i tried and couldn't do it. At 7 pm, the nurse came into the room and said she had talked to my team and that the team had decided that they would not let me discharge without a foley. I had sat there until 7 PM, trying to pee.... only to have to leave with a Foley.

Pain control/management is also an issue for me at this point. I discharged on less pain meds post op that what I was taking on a daily basis pre-op. CONSIDERABLY less. So, pain control has been very hard the last 2 days. Post op visit is tomorrow so I hope to clear that up. I don't find any 'fault' in the pain control issues, I just think it was an oversight and something I never thought to ask him about during his post op visits.

Dr. Schoen saved my life, and gave me back quality of life. He has explained to me that I have a new normal and that is ok. I would 100% recommend him to anyone, particulary patients who have had post op complications.

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This Thanksgiving I want to tell the world how thankful I am for Dr. Schoen and his staff. They are so caring, well informed and so accessible. It boggles my mind how they spend such quality time with me and are available at any time if I have questions or concerns. It is like having an entire family that is rooting for just me! I have found success where there was none before and as a tiny person who used to live in a huge body, I can't even begin to thank them enough for giving me this new life. I love them all!!!

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I was really impressed by Dr. Schoen. He is so personable and his smile is very genuine. That makes me feel so at peace. His training is quite extensive and his office is run VERY efficiently. The first appointment is long, but eventful and you meet with everyone who has an area of expertise in what is coming. I liked his office staff very much . That's all for now. I am pre-op at the moment. I will probably have more later.

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What was your first impression of him/her?
He was professional and informative.

How did your impression change over time?
Each time I saw him I felt more comfortable and he seemed more personable.

How would you describe his/her office staff?
Awesome. They are great.

What did you like least about him/her?
Not really about him but sometimes it is
hard to talk to a live person when you call in. You have to leave a message and get a returned call.

What should future patients know about him/her? He practices at a teaching hospital which means (while in the hospital) you deal with interns/residents. At times I'd rather just have him treat me.

How much does he/she emphasize aftercare?
Very important~

Does he/she have a structured aftercare program?
Yes. It is outlined at your first visit.

How did he/she address the risks of surgery?
He told me the risks of surgery and obesity.

How would you rate him/her overall?
Very good.

Which is better, surgical competence, bedside manner, or are both great?
I had confidence in his surgical competence and each time I've seen him I feel his bedside manner is more personable.

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My surgeon was actually Dr. Rothchild from Dr Schoen's office at University of Colorado Hospital. He is a fabulous surgeon. He was very caring, and even delayed my surgery two days because I had not followed the liquid diet as instructed (due to a misunderstanding). He said it was better to be safe than sorry and continues to be very concerned about my health and my well being. I would recommend him to anyone considering WLS. I think the only thing that could have been better is having all of the possible risks fully discussed before the date is set. Even in the hospital I had no idea how intense, painful, or serious this surgery was.

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