Dr. Frank Chae, MD

Bariatric Surgery •  Male • Age 56

  

Dr. Frank Chae, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Colorado Springs, CO and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in bariatric surgery, endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism, and more.


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Dr. Chae is always very pleasant and encouraging. I have always felt well informed and he takes the time to answer any questions or concerns I have. Thank you Dr. Chae you have literally changed my life!
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The entire team are personable and take time to listen to your cares and concerns. Dr Chea is highly knowledgeable and is able to direct you in the right path. He does not rush you and makes sure you are doing good before you leave his office. There are many choices and I believe I’ve made the right choice.
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Dr Chae and his team are very caring and do all they can to support you through the process. They provide excellent resources and are very happy to assist you and answer questions. I highly recommend them.
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Doctor Chae and his staff are always prompt, kind and compassionate. The idea of surgery is stressful and often scary but doctor Chae and his staff made me feel safe and confident through their knowledge and experience, treating me with respect and sincere concern for my health and wellbeing.
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Dr. Chae and his staff are the best! Dr. Chae is the most caring doctor I have ever known. I had lapband surgery in 2007 and he has seen me through all my ups and downs with professionalism and compassion.
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Dr. Chae is a wonderful Doctor. He has a great bed side manner and really cares about his patients. I trusted him the minute I sat down to talk to him about the surgery. His staff is wonderful. When I come in they call me by name and make me feel like they have know me for along time. If you are thinking about Bariatic Surgery Dr. Chae is the one to see.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Chae's since 2011. He is very caring and conscientious.
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Thank you very much for making my experience wonderful and for you believing in me to give me a chance at a new life.
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I had a gastric sleeve in April 2017. Was able to get my surgery scheduled within 3 weeks of initial consultation (self pay). Got an appointment within a week of calling the office. Other doctor's were months out. Most people once they have made the decision to pursue this just want to get in as soon as possible. Dr. Chae did an excellent job of explaining things. I am extremely happy with the care and results I have received.
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Dr. Chae and his staff have completely wowed me as far as my experience as a patient. From my first consultation until today (3 months post-op from gastric bypass surgery), Dede, his office manager, Christine, the insurance specialist, and Kelly, the nutritionist that works very closely with Dr. Chae and his patients, have all made me feel that I have been taken very good care of pre and post surgery. I can recommend Dr Chae and his team very highly to anyone thinking about weight loss surgery
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Dr. Chae accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Colorado Front Range
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Humana
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Kaiser Permanente
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MultiPlan
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Tricare
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Colorado
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chae's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chae treats Obesity more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Chae treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Stomach Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chae performs Stomach Surgery more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Chae performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chae performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Chae performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Chae's conditions and procedures:

  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Female Urinary Stress Incontinence
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gout
  • Heart Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Infertility
  • Kidney Disease
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Metabolic Surgery
  • Migraine
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vein Diseases
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

my mission is to eliminate morbid obesity and diabetes that will render longer lives with higher quality of life

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2003
Harvard University Ma Genl Hosp
1998
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
1997
George Washington University Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Rutgers Med Sch-UMDNJ
Residency Hospital
1991
Rutgers Med Sch-UMDNJ
Internship Hospital
1990
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Medical School
1986
Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
Undergraduate School

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75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)