Meet Your Bariatric Physicians

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


At the Bariatric and Metabolic Center of Colorado, we have one of the most talented bariatric surgery and post-surgery weight loss teams in Colorado. Our surgeon, Dr. Joshua Long, is a double-board-certified bariatric surgeon, and has some of the lowest complication rates among bariatric surgeons in the nation. Dr. Long personally commits to not leaving the operating room until each weight loss surgery is as perfect as perfect as humanly possible.

Our on-staff dietary and behavioral counselors have years of experience helping weight loss surgery patients to keep weight off and regain their quality of life. Before surgery, you’ll meet with each of our staff one-on-one so they can help you craft a personalized weight loss program. After bariatric surgery, we offer bariatric resource group class to help patients learn to exercise in the right ways and eat a healthy diet moving forward.

Our team is your team, and we’ll work with you every step of the way.

What Is A Bariatric Surgeon?

A bariatric surgeon is a surgeon specializing in obesity treatment. Also called a bariatric doctor or bariatric physician, a bariatric surgeon offers surgical procedures to reduce the size of your stomach and the amount of calories absorbed from eating. This enables you to lose weight, keep it off, and reclaim your quality of life.*

Wide Experience

We realize that there’s more to weight loss than surgery, and we retain a wide range of specialists to help you on every step of your journey. Before weight loss surgery, our comprehensive care team will meet with you to understand your unique psychological, social, and dietary needs. Our dieticians and counselors are some of the most experienced in the industry, with years working with patients like you.

Every Step of the Way

After bariatric surgery, our team works with you to craft a diet and exercise regime to help you keep the weight off and regain your quality of life.

One of the biggest hurdles that bariatric surgery patients face is gradually regaining their weight. Our dietician and counselors have years of experience working with patients so that doesn’t happen. They realize that weight loss is an ongoing journey, and they work with you every step of the way. The result is superior weight loss results and lower rates of weight return after surgery.

Our team has the skills and experience to help you every step of the way on your weight loss journey.

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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: October 23rd, 2020

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