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Meet Dr. Joshua Long:
Our Bariatric Surgeon

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

MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS

At the BMCC, we want to support you every step of the way on your weight loss journey. We provide pre-surgery bariatric resources like consultations and travel information, and post-surgery resources like support groups. We also offer bariatric surgery information and educational processes so that you can make the best, most informed decision about your weight loss.

Preop Education

Before surgery, patients will need to undergo a series of consultations with our team. To learn more, visit our Pre-Bariatric Surgery Planning page.

Patient Forms

Before you come in for your appointment, you will also need to download, print, and fill out your Patient Intake Form. You can download it here.

Lifelong Follow-Up

Our patients are some of the most engaged patients anywhere, both before and after bariatric surgery. Losing weight requires commitment, consistency and dedication. To learn more about what you’ll need to do after surgery, see our Post Bariatric surgery information page.

Focused Individual Therapy/Support

Our team is here for you, and we offer individual therapy and support whenever you need it. Just give us a call or send us a message.

Bariatric Surgery Information

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Weight Loss From Bariatric Surgery

Patients who undergo LAP-BAND® surgery tend to lose about 40% of their excess body weight*. Learn more here: http://www.mills-peninsula.org/obesity/lapband.html

According to the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), patients who undergo a sleeve gastrectomy tend to lose about 60% of their excess body weight*. Learn more here: http://obesitycoverage.com/weight-loss-surgeries/gastric-sleeve/gastric-sleeves-how-much-weight-will-i-lose

The OAC reports that patients who undergo a gastric bypass tend to lose about 70% of their excess body weight*. Learn more here: http://obesitycoverage.com/weight-loss-surgeries/gastric-bypass/how-much-can-i-expect-to-lose

Patients who undergo the loop duodenal switch (SADI-S) surgery tend to lose about 95% of their excess body weight*. Learn more here: http://www.soard.org/article/S1550-7289(12)00279-1/abstract

Quality of Life Enhancements

Bariatric surgery decreases your risk of early death by up to 89% in the first 5 years after surgery alone*. Learn more here: http://asmbs.org/patients/benefits-of-bariatric-surgery

Bariatric surgery increases quality of life, and patients typically report having more energy and needing fewer (if any) medications*. Learn more here: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/nov/10/obesity-surgery-bariatric-nhs-savings-study

80-100% of weight loss surgery (gastric bypass and duodenal switch) patients experience resolution of their type 2 diabetes*. Learn more here: http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/34/Supplement_2/S361.full

85-95% of patients experience complete resolution of sleep apnea*. Learn more here: http://www.weightmanagementcenter.org/bariatric-body.cfm?id=584

52-92% of patients experience complete resolution of their high blood pressure*. Learn more here: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/bariatric

Weight loss surgery reduces patients’ risk of some cancers by as much as 80%*. Learn more here:
http://articles.latimes.com/2008/jun/19/science/sci-obesity19

Bariatric surgery significantly reduces patients’ joint pain by reducing the stress on your joints*. Learn more here: http://health.clevelandclinic.org/2015/05/7-bariatric-surgery-benefits-besides-helping-you-lose-weight/

Bariatric surgery improves patients’ sexual function and reduces pain, and decreases depression*. Learn more here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21076994

Bariatric surgery patients experience substantially reduced fatty liver toxicity (90% improved)*. Learn more here: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/824594 https://my.clevelandclinic.org/ccf/media/files/Bariatric_Surgery/schauerbest.pdf

Bariatric surgery can substantially improve female patients’ fertility*. Learn more here: http://www.babycenter.com/0_seven-facts-about-pregnancy-after-weight-loss-surgery_1504874.bc

If you’d like to see the scholarship on bariatric surgery, these studies provide a good foundation:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4392891/pdf/nihms-677429.pdf

http://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/pdfExtended/S1550-4131(15)00338-1

http://www.medicaldaily.com/growing-brown-fat-protein-critical-reprogramming-white-fat-identified-could-lead-314234

http://genesdev.cshlp.org/content/27/3/234.full.pdf+html

http://genesdev.cshlp.org/content/26/3/271.full.pdf+html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22963820

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/714569

http://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/abstract/S1550-4131(15)00338-1

Office Information

Office Contacts

Amy Peet [email protected].org

Pricing

For a full list of bariatric surgery pricing, see our bariatric surgery cost page.

Hotel Accommodations

For a full list of hotels that we recommend in the area, please see our Patient Resources page.

If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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This page was medically reviewed by Dr. Joshua Long, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS. Dr. Long is a double-board-certified bariatric surgeon and bariatric medical director for Parker Adventist Hospital.
Full Bio: Dr. Joshua Long, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS
Page Updated: September 21st, 2020

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