Team offers multiple locations to support patients where they live and work

Denver — Denver Bariatric Surgery Center is pleased to welcome surgeons Drs. Frank Chae, Matthew Metz and John Weaver to its leading bariatric surgery practice with Dr. Michael Snyder. All of these surgeons are recognized as leaders, pioneers and innovators in the field of bariatric surgery. Together, they are bringing decades of experience and life-changing treatments to patients at locations throughout the region including Denver, Englewood, Lone Tree and Loveland.

Michael Snyder, MD, FACS, FASMBS, the Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery Center at Rose Medical Center, has performed thousands of bariatric surgical procedures, including more than 2,000 restrictive gastric bands and more than 150 sleeves each year. In addition to surgical weight-loss treatment, Dr. Snyder was the first in the region to perform the non-surgical intragastric balloon procedure. This revolutionary weight loss product combines comprehensive nutritional coaching and support with a non-permanent, same-day outpatient balloon procedure.

Frank Chae, MD, the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree has more than two decades of experience in weight-loss surgery. A pioneer in the field of bariatric surgery, Dr. Chae was among the first in Denver and the Rocky Mountain region to offer laparoscopic bariatric surgery and Lap Band surgery in the 1990s. Today, Dr. Chae continues to stay at the forefront of advancements to change the lives of patients from the south metro Denver area, Colorado Springs and beyond. He was one of the first in the region to offer neurometabolic therapy (often called vBloc) for weight-loss. During this reversible, outpatient procedure, Dr. Chae implants a small device just under a patient’s skin that blocks signals between the stomach and brain, effectively controlling hunger.

Matthew Metz, MD, FACS, is a board-certified, Cleveland Clinic-trained bariatric surgeon. Dr. Metz has performed thousands of bariatric surgeries and was the first in Denver and the Rocky Mountain region to offer the laparoscopic loop duodenal switch. He also was among the first in Colorado to offer the gastric balloon procedure. Dr. Metz is very skilled, holding one of the lowest complication rates in the region, despite being a surgeon who specializes in high-risk, complex cases.

John Weaver, MD, is a board-certified general and advanced laparoscopic surgeon with expertise in weight-loss surgery and acid reflux treatment. His special interests encompass laparoscopic and traditional surgical approaches to obesity (bariatric surgery), gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal dysmotility disorders, gastrointestinal disorders and hernia repair. Additionally, Dr. Weaver is evaluating patients suffering from reflux for the new EsophyX, incisionless antireflux procedure.

The Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery has changed thousands of patients’ lives through revolutionary weight-loss procedures. Our expert bariatric surgeons guide patients through all weight loss surgery options and help them decide which one is the right fit. Our team provides:

  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • VBloc Weight Loss Surgery
  • Intragastric Balloon Non-Surgical Procedures
  • Gastric Plication
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Laparoscopic Loop Duodenal Switch
  • Bariatric Revisions
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robot-Assisted Bariatric Surgery
  • GERD Diagnosis and Treatment

Support continues after treatment with a wide variety of resources to make weight loss a life-changing, life-long transformation. Our weight loss program includes educational classes, nutritional counseling, support groups, exercise programs and much more. The Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery serves patients from the Rocky Mountain Region and beyond, with patient clinics in Denver, Aurora, Centennial, Greenwood Village, Loveland and Colorado Springs. Learn more at