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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.
Dr. Joshua Long
MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS
Are you interested in bariatric surgery? Just follow the steps below to sign up for a consultation with our team. We may be able to help you lose weight, keep it off, and live the life you’ve imagined*.
Getting started consists of two easy steps.
1. Attend a Free Online Seminar
Weight loss is a journey, and we want you to know what to expect before you begin. Our talented team will be there every step of the way on your journey, both before and after weight loss surgery; but you’ll still have to put in the work to lose weight and keep it off. This seminar will tell you exactly what to expect.
If your family’s not convinced that bariatric surgery is the right path for you, you can encourage them to go through the seminar with you. Dr. Long answers many common objections about bariatric surgery, and stresses the safety of the procedures and his dedication to giving each patient an excellent outcome. He’s also available by phone for any questions you or your family may have after the seminar.
2. Schedule Your Appointment
After you register for the online seminar, someone from our friendly staff will call or text you to help you schedule an appointment. You’ll need to finish watching the online seminar before you come in for your appointment.
It’s important to note that we accept most, but not all, major insurance providers. To verify that your insurance will cover your procedure, please contact us.
Fast Track Program
After your initial sign up, most patients wait between 3 and 6 months before going through bariatric surgery. This wait time is mandated by insurance providers. However, if for some reason you cannot wait that long before surgery, our Fast Track program lets you sign up and go through your surgery in just under a month.
Am I Eligible For the Fast Track Program?
Here are the criteria for entry in the program:
- Cash payment only. Insurance providers mandate a three to six month waiting period between program sign up and having bariatric surgery.
- No smoking.
- No serious limiting medical issues.
If you meet these criteria, consider signing up for our Fast Track program to accelerate your weight loss*.
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: February 6th, 2021
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*Please note that individual results can vary and are not guaranteed.