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Weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is performed on patients with obesity. There are several types of bariatric procedures, but all focus on making modifications to the digestive system with the goal of significant weight loss.

Bariatric surgery in Central Denver

Your weight loss journey can feel discouraging, but you can turn things around.

At the Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery at Rose Medical Center, we help you renew your life through one of the most experienced weight loss surgery programs in the country. We combine clinical excellence with educational programs to help you achieve lasting results and the best possible version of yourself.

Considering bariatric surgery?

If you think you might be a good candidate for bariatric surgery, our online assessment tool is a great way to get started.

If you think you might be a good candidate for bariatric surgery, our online assessment tool is a great way to get started.

Surgical weight loss services we offer

Weight loss surgery isn't for everyone, but if you are a suitable candidate, it can be life changing. And that's what we specialize in: changing lives.

Features of our bariatric surgery program

Over the course of our program's history, our patients have lost a combined half-a-million pounds, while resolving countless related health conditions. This is due, in part, to the unique benefits of our program, including:

  • Affordable prices and expert care coordinators to assist you with financial and insurance matters
  • Comprehensive pre and postoperative support and education groups
  • Bariatric Center of Excellence, as designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for providing safe, high-quality surgical care
  • Leading-edge technology and advanced laparoscopic (minimally invasive) capabilities
  • Specialty bariatric care programs for those who are out-of-state, diabetic, teens, pregnant or in need of beginning the program quickly

Types of bariatric surgery we perform

Our complete range of weight loss surgeries includes:

  • Adjustable gastric banding/lap band
  • Band-over-bypass
  • Complex bariatric revisions
  • Gastric plication
  • Intragastric balloon (non-surgical)
  • Laparoscopic loop duodenal switch
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy

Our bariatric surgeons are here to give you a new lease on life with the added benefits of minimally invasive procedures: less pain, quicker recovery and minimal scarring. Ask your surgeon if minimally invasive surgery is an option for you.

Bariatric classes and support groups

You will likely have many questions about weight loss surgery along the way, and we are here to help answer them. For each stage of the process, we offer in-person bariatric classes, as well as several online educational videos, including:

Support groups and classes meet regularly and are supervised by our bariatric surgery team. Most of our classes can be attended by teleconference if you do not live in the Denver area.

To register or find out more about our bariatric classes, seminars and resources, please call us at (303) 320-7673.

Back to basics class

This class is designed as an overview and in-depth nutrition class. This helps reinforce your new lifestyle and establish good habits after weight loss surgery. We encourage this class at three months post-surgery and beyond as a refresher.

The four parts to this class are:

  • Behavior modification
  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Surgical tool

You can learn more in this bariatric surgery back to basics video.

Bariatric menu planning class

This class is held regularly from February through November. In it, a registered dietitian will help you learn how to cook and eat to be successful.

Out to eat group

This group meets at a restaurant once per quarter to go over healthy menu choices, preventing overeating and following your diet plan even on-the-go.

Bariatric support group

Our bariatric support groups allow you to ask questions, gain ideas, discover new motivation, discuss struggles and receive overall support from others who understand where you are coming from. You are welcome to bring guests to any support group meeting.

Cost and insurance coverage for bariatric surgery

We offer financial options for both self-pay and insured patients, and our bariatric specialists can assist you in navigating either plan.

Can you afford weight loss surgery?

Weight loss surgery is an investment in your health that, over time, may "pay for itself"—both financially and in quality of life. Our expert coordinators will work to help customize a plan that fits your needs and your budget.

However, it is important to consider the financial costs of continuing to suffer from obesity and its associated complications. This can include diabetes (typically Type 2), sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), joint pain and fatigue. Use our tool below to help you decide whether you can afford weight loss surgery.

Insurance for weight loss surgery

If you have insurance, including Medicare, and are interested in bariatric surgery, please contact your insurance provider to determine if they will cover your desired procedure.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact a bariatric coordinator at (303) 280-0900.


Self-pay/cash-pay options for weight loss surgery

We have affordable options for our self-pay patients. If you think you may be a self-paying patient and are committed to considering weight loss surgery, contact us immediately. We can help you expedite the process and offer:

  • Discounted self-pay pricing packages to help you access care
  • Expert financial counselors
  • Payment plans to help you budget for your procedure

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About our bariatric surgery program

Learn more about our bariatric surgeons and what it is like to work with them at our hospital.

Our Weight loss surgery Locations

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Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
 (303) 320 - 2121

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Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
 (303) 320 - 2121
The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
 (303) 695 - 2600

6.1 miles

Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
 (720) 225 - 1000

14.4 miles

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