About Us


St. Francis General, Vascular & Bariatric Surgery has been caring for patients in the Topeka area since the 1930s. Today, we specialize in:

  • minimally invasive, laparoscopic, robotic and non-surgical options
  • general, vascular and bariatric surgeries
  • pediatric surgery
  • treatments for many types of cancers

Our founding surgeon, Dr. C.E. Joss, established the practice, and today’s surgeons carry on his tradition of excellence. Not only have we achieved many “firsts” for Topeka’s surgical community, we have also provided first-class care to Topeka’s children, adults and seniors.

No matter what condition we’re treating or how we’re treating it, we combine outstanding surgical care with kindness, expertise and the latest technologies. We help each patient choose the surgical or non-surgical treatment options that are best for them.

St. Francis Health Medical Weight Loss Clinic at Tallgrass and Non-surgical Care

Established in 2016, the St. Francis Health Medical Weight Loss Clinic is an exciting addition to the existing bariatric program at Tallgrass. The medical weight loss clinic offers support services for patients before and after bariatric surgery as well as non-surgical weight loss options for those who decide that surgery is not the right choice for them.  Utilizing a five-pillar program that includes nutrition, movement, self-awareness, medication and education, participants are empowered to achieve optimal wellness. Our program is designed to treat the entire person – mind, body and soul.