Specialized Bariatric Surgery in Denver, Colorado
Those with morbid obesity often struggle to lose weight through conventional methods of diet and exercise. Bariatric surgery is increasingly recognized as a viable treatment option for those who are morbidly obese. Clinical morbid obesity is a true disease state. It is a disease with a strong genetic component, often characterized by an overactive appetite center in the brain that results in excessive fat stores in the body. It is not a disorder of willpower, as sometimes implied. For those who are struggling with long-term weight loss, Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute provides state-of-the-art surgery with successful outcomes.
Types of Bariatric Surgery We Offer
If you are considering bariatric surgery as a weight loss solution, turn to the compassionate and knowledgeable medical experts at Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute in Denver. Being severely overweight is dangerous because it is associated with a variety of medical conditions and an increased mortality rate. Bariatric surgery can help achieve potential long-term weight control and resolve or improve co-morbidities for the morbidly obese.
Bariatric Surgery Options in Denver
Many morbidly obese people have struggled with failed attempts at weight loss and have become frustrated with limited alternatives. Let us help you. The weight loss surgery options at Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute offer proven results.
Each person is different, so your options for bariatric surgery will vary based on a number of factors. What may be right for one patient may not be a good fit for another. We work with you to tailor an individualized surgical weight loss approach that is best for your unique needs and situation. Prior to all surgical procedures, we perform a comprehensive evaluation to ensure you get the best possible care. This includes surgical, medical, nutritional, and psychological evaluations.
Here are the surgical procedures we offer at our facility
Denver Robotic Bariatric Surgery
Colorado Bariatric Surgery in Denver performs all bariatric procedures robotically. Robotic bariatric surgery provides clear advantages over laparoscopic procedures, including:
- Better visibility
- Less bleeding and pain
- Shorter hospital stay
- More precise operation
The best candidates for these procedures:
- Have a BMI of 40 or higher
- Have a BMI of 35 and up with weight-related health issues
- Have tried multiple diet and exercise programs with no success
- Are over 18 years old
Those who may not be suitable for these procedures include:
- Those not willing to make necessary lifestyle changes
Dr. Brown has performed over 6,000 bariatric procedures, and 1,000 of those procedures have been performed robotically. Our facility is the only epicenter for robotic bariatric surgery in the Rocky Mountain region. Call today to learn more!
Sometimes, but not always, patients who have had a gastric bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy may require a second revisional bariatric surgery to achieve their desired results. There are several factors that can affect the success of your weight loss surgery, including your age, your initial weight, your compliance with surgery follow-up care, and the type of bariatric surgery you elected to have.
A revisional bariatric surgery takes place when the first surgery does not produce the desired results for any number of reasons. Patients may be considered for this procedure if:
- There is a mechanical failure that requires addressing
- Previous successful surgery requires an updated procedure for continued weight loss
This procedure is not an ideal match for:
- Patients with behavioral issues that are prohibiting weight loss
This type of bariatric surgery involves making a small incision in the patient’s upper abdomen and putting an adjustable band around the top part of the stomach that creates a small stomach pouch. Although sometimes effective, we do not usually recommend this type of bariatric surgery because many patients experience discomfort, inadequate weight loss, and negative side effects.
Adjustable gastric band surgery places a silicone band around the top part of the stomach to restrict food intake, resulting in weight loss. Although adjustable gastric lap band surgery can result in a significant amount of weight loss, some patients have issues with this procedure.
If you are experiencing problems with your lap band, we can address the underlying cause and find an alternative that will help you on your weight loss journey.