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Lose Weight and Keep It Off With Bariatric Surgery In Denver

Tired of dieting hard and losing weight, just to watch the scale creep back up? Our award-winning Colorado team can help you lose weight, keep it off, and reclaim your life.

Meet Our Bariatric Surgeon:
Dr. Joshua Long

A nationally renowned and double-board-certified Denver bariatric surgeon, Dr. Long uses a partnership care model with each patient to tailor care to their individual needs. Patients routinely thank Dr. Long for his warm, compassionate bedside manner. He’s considered to be at the top of his field, having performed over 1,000 bariatric surgeries. Peers praise his technical skill, and he has some of the lowest complication rates among bariatric surgeons in the nation. Dr. Long and the staff at the Bariatric and Metabolic Center of Colorado consider it an honor to serve every patient with the highest quality of care.

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Dr. Joshua Long


Colorado Bariatric Surgery Procedures

Weight loss surgery patients routinely lose 100-200 pounds and are healthier, more active, and need fewer medications than they did before weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgery is even effective at curing type II diabetes. The BMCC is a certified ASMBS comprehensive MBSAQIP center in Colorado. The BMCC serves patients from the Denver metro area, including Parker, Centennial, Englewood, Aurora, Arvada, and Golden; and throughout Colorado. We offer three powerful bariatric surgical procedures:


Gastric Bypass

The gastric bypass is the gold standard of weight loss surgery. The roux-en-y gastric bypass shrinks the size of your stomach and bypasses some of your small intestine to decrease caloric absorption. Most of our patients lose 65-90% of their excess body weight.

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Gastric Sleeve

The sleeve gastrectomy changes the size and shape of your stomach to limit the amount of food that can be eaten at one time. Most of our patients lose 60-80% of their excess body weight.

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Duodenal Switch

Loop duodenal switch surgery (SADI-S or SIPS) removes most of your stomach and bypasses part of your small intestine so that you absorb fewer calories. Most of our bariatric patients lose 80-100% of their excess body weight.

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Robotic Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Long has advanced robotic, laparoscopic, and endoscopic bariatric fellowship training. During our consultation we will compare which options represent the safest and most effective choice for your long-term weight loss.

Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Revisional bariatric surgery may be needed if you have a LAP-BAND or have been derailed in your journey resulting in weight regain. Discover what your revision options may be.

Lap-Band Surgery

Due to concerns over long-term safety and effectiveness, the LAP BAND (adjustable gastric band) is no longer a currently recommended bariatric surgical option. For information on better surgical weight loss options, please contact the BMCC today to schedule a consult with your bariatric team.

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Our Denver Bariatric Surgery Center

The BMCC is an award-winning Colorado bariatric surgery center. We complete our surgeries at Parker Adventist Hospital where Dr. Long is Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery, and have a 4.9 (out of 5) star rating on Healthgrades. Our bariatric center has been awarded the highest designation as a comprehensive MBSAQIP Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and is also one of the few Bariatric specific Joint Commission Certified sites nationally. Using our integrated program, our surgical weight loss rates are consistently above national and Colorado averages, our complication rates remain well below national averages and our overall success rates are industry-leading in Colorado.

Patients consistently rate us as the preferred bariatric destination in Colorado and the region. While we specialize in the comprehensive treatment of obesity, our priority remains your individual needs. If you’re suffering from obesity, our bariatric program can help you lower your BMI, lose weight and keep it off, and regain your quality of life.

Our multi-specialty care professionals will help you every step of the way, before and after your bariatric surgery. We’ll help you to develop the right diet and exercise program, help you shed unhealthy eating habits, offer support groups for your mental health, and support you on your journey to the long-term weight loss that you deserve. This is a key reason our patient outcomes are consistently excellent.

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a life-changing event that can dramatically improve your quality of life. Weight loss surgery isn’t just about your health, it’s about living life to its fullest and not missing a moment. Below are a few of the real life benefits Denver patients experience after bariatric surgery.











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*Please note that individual results can vary and are not guaranteed.