Dr. Joshua Long, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS

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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


Dr. Joshua Long grew up in Dallas, TX. He was blessed to receive an excellent medical education at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX.

Dr. Long completed his surgical residency and fellowship training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a leader in minimally invasive surgical training. While there, he helped pioneer novel laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques.

Dr. Long Has Helped Hundreds of Patients to Reclaim Their Lives

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Because Joshua Long believes in meeting every patient at their point of need, he has achieved a dual board certification in Bariatric Medicine through the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). He focuses on lifestyle transformation techniques, coupled with surgical procedures, to help patients suffering from obesity to reclaim their lives. His focus on diet, exercise, and nutritional education, in addition to surgery, has helped him to change hundreds of patients’ lives and maintain those results.

Patients love Dr. Joshua Long for his warmth and sincere passion for helping them improve their lives. Dr. Long considers it an honor to serve his patients by getting to know them personally and meeting each one at their true point of need.

Low Complication Rate

Because Dr. Long is a perfectionist in every detail of perioperative care, he has a very low complication rate. He has achieved numerous recognitions from his peers and patients for his superior surgical technique and clinical care. Dr. Long has also gained national recognition for his quality of care, and serves as a national bariatric program site reviewer.

Awards and Recognitions

Until recently, Dr. Long served as the medical director for Parker Adventist Hospital, where he designed an IRB protocol to offer the loop duodenal switch (SADI-S). He also served as a co-author for the national obesity algorithm. He has served as a national guest speaker on various surgical topics.

The Bariatric & Metabolic Center of Colorado (BMCC) is a certified ASMBS comprehensive MBSAQIP center in Colorado.

As a bariatric physician, who specializes in obesity treatment, he’s helped hundreds of patients just like you to lose weight, keep it off, and regain their quality of life.*

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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.
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Page Updated: February 6th, 2021

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