Patient Information

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.

Dr. Joshua Long headshot

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]

Seminar Dates and Times

Please see below for a full list of our FREE 2017 LIVE seminars.

Seminars meet from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in Parker Adventist Hospital. Rooms are listed for each seminar date, and there will be signs directing you to the right room.

Wednesday, March 8th (Inspiration A conference room)

Wednesday, May 10th (Inspiration A conference room)

Wednesday, July 12th (Inspiration A conference room)

Wednesday, September 13th (Inspiration B conference room)

Wednesday, November 8th (Pine A conference room)

Supervised Weight Loss Class Dates and Times

Please be sure to call our office at 303-269-4370 to sign up for a supervised weight loss class, as dates may change. You will need 1 class per month for however many months are required by your insurance or our treatment team. Classes are in the Conference Center (main hospital), and last about 1hr and 45mins. It is important that you arrive on time and do not have to leave early! See a full list of 2017 classes below:

* Denotes a Weight Loss Class with a Binder Class in the afternoon in case you want to take your last Weight Loss Class and Binder Class on the same day.

*Friday, Jan 6th   9:00 AM (Pine A&B Room)

Monday, Jan 9th   5:30 PM (Pine A&B Room)

*Friday, Jan 20th   9:00 AM (Pine A&B Room)

Tuesday, Jan 24th   2:00 PM (Inspiration B Room)

Tuesday, Jan 31st   9:00 AM (Inspiration B Room)

*Friday, Feb 10th   9:00 AM (Inspiration B Room)

Thursday, Feb 16th   5:30 PM (Inspiration B Room)

*Friday, Feb 24th   9:00 AM (Pine A&B Room)

Tuesday, Feb 28th   2:00 PM (Pine A&B Room)

Wednesday, March 8th   5:30 PM (Pine A&B Room)

*Friday, March 17th   9:00 AM (Pine A&B Room)

Tuesday, March 21st   9:00 AM (Pine A&B Room)

Tuesday, March 28th   2:00 PM (Pine A&B Room)

*Friday, March 31st   9:00 AM (Pine A&B Room)

Tuesday, April 4th   5:30 PM (Inspiration B Room)

*Friday, April 14th   9:00 AM (Inspiration B Room)

Tuesday, April 25th   2:00 PM (Inspiration B Room)

*Friday, April 28th   9:00 AM (Pine A&B Room)

*Friday, May 5th   9:00 AM (Inspiration A Room)

Tuesday, May 16th   5:30 PM (Inspiration B Room)

*Friday, May 19th   9:00 AM (Pine A&B Room)

Tuesday, May 30th   2:00 PM (Pine A&B Room)

*Friday, June 9th   9:00 AM (Inspiration B Room)

Monday, June 12th   5:30 PM (Inspiration B Room)

*Friday, June 23rd   9:00 AM (Pine A&B Room)

Tuesday, June 27th   2:00 PM (Inspiration B Room)

*Friday, July 14th   9:00 AM (Inspiration B Room)

Monday, July 17th   5:30 PM (Inspiration B Room)

Tuesday, July 25th   2:00 PM (Inspiration B Room)

*Friday, July 28th   9:00 AM (Pine A&B Room)

*Friday, Aug 11th   9:00 AM (Inspiration B Room)

Monday, Aug 14th   2:00 PM (Pine A&B Room)

*Friday, Aug 25th   9:00 AM (Pine A&B Room)

Monday, Aug 28th   5:30 PM (Inspiration B Room)

*Friday, Sept 8th   9:00 AM (Inspiration B Room)

Monday, Sept 11th   5:30 PM (Pine A&B Room)

*Friday, Sept 22nd   9:00 AM (Pine A&B Room)

Friday, Sept 29th   2:00 PM (Inspiration B Room)

*Friday, Oct 13th   9:00 AM (Inspiration B Room)

Monday, Oct 16th   5:30 PM (Inspiration B Room)

Tuesday, Oct 24th   2:00 PM (Inspiration B Room)

*Friday, Oct 27th   9:00 AM (Pine A&B Room)

Tuesday, Nov 7th   2:00 PM (Inspiration B Room)

*Friday, Nov 17th   9:00 AM (Pine A&B Room)

Monday, Nov 20th   5:30 PM (Inspiration B Room)

Tuesday, Nov 28th   9:00 AM (Inspiration B Room)

*Thursday, Nov 30th   9:00am (Room TBD)

*Friday, Dec 1st   9:00 AM (Pine A&B Room)

Tuesday, Dec 5th   2:00 PM (Inspiration B Room)

*Friday, Dec 15th   9:00 AM (Pine A&B Room)

Monday, Dec 18th   5:30 PM (Inspiration B Room)

Friday, Dec 29th   9:00 AM (Pine A&B Room)

Binder Class Schedule

When you begin the surgical pathway you will receive a binder specific to your surgical choice. It contains the recipe for success and is so important that you will need to attend a binder class before surgery to ensure that you have read and understand all of the information in your binder and have had a chance to ask any remaining questions. You will take this class after your required weight loss classes.

Please call our office to sign up if you plan to attend one of these bariatric surgery information classes (as dates may change). Guests are welcome, but like you they must RSVP. Our classes are held in the conference center on the ground level in Parker Adventist Hospital, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

See a full list of 2017 binder classes below:

Friday, January 6th (Inspiration B Room)

Friday, January 20th (Pine B Room)

Friday, Feb 10th (Inspiration B Room)

Friday, Feb 24th (Pine B Room)

Friday, March 17th (Inspiration B Room)

Friday, March 31st (Inspiration B Room)

Friday, April 14th (Inspiration B Room)

Friday, April 28th (Inspiration B Room)

Friday, May 5th (Inspiration A Room)

Friday, May 19th (Inspriation B Room)

Friday, June 9th (Inspiration B Room)

Friday, June 23rd (Inspiration B Room)

Friday, July 14th (Inspriation B Room)

Friday, July 28th (Inspiration B Room)

Friday, Aug 11th (Inspiration B Room)

Friday, Aug 25th (Inspiration B Room)

Friday, Sept 8th (Inspiration B Room)

Friday, Sept 22nd (Inspiration B Room)

Friday, Oct 13th (Inspiration B Room)

Friday, Oct 27th (Inspiration B Room)

Friday, Nov 17th (Inspiration B Room)

Thursday, Nov 30th (Pine A Room)

Friday, Dec 1st (Inspiration B Room)

Friday, Dec 15th (Inspiration B Room)

Support Groups

Our support groups are a valuable bariatric resource where our patients can share their struggles and gain support, both before and after surgery. Many patients say that their support group feels like a second family.

All meetings are in the Inspiration A or Inspiration B conference room, on the garden level of Parker Adventist Hospital near the cafeteria. Class is from 5:30pm-7:00pm unless otherwise noted. Patients, friends, family, and anyone else welcome.

See a full schedule of 2017 support group meetings below:

January 5th, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Inspiration Room B

February 2nd, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Hilltop Room

March 2nd, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Inspiration Room B

April 6th, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Pine Room A & B

May 4th, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Inspiration Room B

June 1st, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Inspiration Room B

July 6th, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Inspiration Room B

August 3rd, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Inspiration Room B

September 7th, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Inspiration Room B

October 5th, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Pine Room A & B

November 2nd, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Inspiration Room B

December 7th, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Inspiration Room B

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: March 1st, 2020

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