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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 South Denver

If it feels like your weight is controlling your life — you can take back that control.

Our board-certified bariatric surgeons at Sky Ridge Medical Center offer you safe, comprehensive medical weight loss procedures, including robot-assisted options. We are here to support your needs before, during and after surgery so you can lose the weight and keep it off.

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.

Bariatric surgery services we offer

At our Bariatric Surgery Center, our patients have collectively lost more than 85,000 pounds. They have been successful because we understand each person's weight loss needs are unique, and when you come to us for care, we create a personalized treatment plan just for you.

Features of our bariatric program

Additional benefits of receiving bariatric care at our facility include:

  • Our bariatric program is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accredited Quality Improvement Program, a designation for programs practicing safe, high-quality care and ensuring the best patient outcomes.
  • Our comprehensive weight loss program includes the following free:
    • Nutritional and exercise tips,
    • Post-surgery support group, and
    • Weight loss consultations with weight-management consultants.
  • We are designated as a Blue Distinction Center for bariatric surgery. This signifies our surgical standards meet the nationally established, quality-focused criteria that emphasize patient safety and outcomes.

Teen obesity weight loss program

Childhood obesity in the U.S. has grown considerably in recent years, with 18.5 percent of children and adolescents now considered obese.

That's why our center created a teen obesity weight loss program. It is a comprehensive medical and surgical program that provides nutrition, exercise and psychological counseling to your child. The program's goal is to give them the skills they need to reach and maintain a healthy weight for life.

If your child does not qualify for surgery, we offer a comprehensive medical weight loss management program for them. It is designed to help them manage their weight and improve their overall health.

Types of bariatric surgery we offer

We are proud to be the only hospital in Colorado that offers all five of the following bariatric surgery procedures:

  • Gastric plication
  • Gastric sleeve
  • Lap band
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB)
  • Vagal blocking neurometabolic therapy

Informational bariatric seminars

Not everyone is a candidate for bariatric surgery. To find out if you qualify, or for more information, come to our bariatric seminars and meet our chief bariatric surgeon. Our team will answer your questions and provide you with options for your weight loss journey.

Bariatric support groups and events

Our bariatric surgery support groups are provided through the Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery.

Benefits of bariatric support group include:

  • Education about the bariatric surgery recovery process
  • Nutrition and exercise information to help you maintain a healthy weight
  • Proper use of nutritional supplements
  • Support from those going through the same life change

Lifestyle changes after weight loss surgery

For those who qualify, surgery is the beginning of your weight loss journey; commitment and hard work are needed after surgery to reach your weight loss goals. Diet and exercise will be important in your recovery process.

Postsurgical guidelines

Here are some basic guidelines that will have to be followed after your surgery:

  • Eating habits — Your adjusted gastrointestinal (GI) tract will require new eating habits.
  • Exercise — After you recover, ongoing cardiovascular and strength training are a must.
  • Medical care — Over time, you will need periodic checks and follow-up tests.

Why weight loss surgery?

We help you understand weight loss options at our hospital, where our bariatric program is focused on your success.

Our Weight loss surgery Locations

Currently Viewing:

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

Currently Viewing:

Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
 (720) 225 - 1000
The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
 (303) 695 - 2600

11.3 miles

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

14.4 miles