The Denver Center for Bariatrics Medical & Surgical Team
The bariatric team at the Denver Center for Bariatrics Surgery is committed to our patients' overall health, wellness and weight loss success. From nurse practitioners to dietitians, we work with you to create and execute a long-term health plan that’s designed to fit your individual goals. Just as your diet, exercise and health interact to create your lifestyle, our staff is in constant contact to ensure all of your physical and emotional needs are met, and all of your questions are answered.
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Kim Delamont is the Director of Bariatrics for the Rose Center for Bariatrics at the award-winning Rose Medical Center. She has worked as a Nurse Practitioner for over 20 years and has been the NP at the Rose Center for Bariatrics for the last 10 years. In her current role as Director of Bariatrics, she coordinates all activities, oversees daily clinical operations, and manages patient interactions and coordinating with surgeons and staff. She provides and coordinates patient and staff education for the Bariatric program, along with many other duties. Throughout your hospital stay she will check in on you, and will coordinate your surgical and medical care.
Kim believes an important part of the bariatric process is the education and support a patient receives before and after surgery. She encourages patients to begin this lifestyle transformation process as soon as they have decided to have surgery. Taking advantage of the education and support offered provides a huge advantage to those undergoing surgery. Often, she collaborates with other departments at Rose Medical Center to build more interactive support programs and services for patients.
Family Nurse Practitioner
Holly Kurtz is a family nurse practitioner with strong experience in emergency department, pre-op and cardiac nursing. For more than 15 years, Holly has provided nursing care for adults and children in the metro Denver area. Her philosophy is to work collaboratively with every patient to make health care decisions, which she believes supports the likelihood of treatment success.
Most recently, Holly worked as a cardiac advanced practice nurse at Rose Medical Center, working to care for patients with heart failure, cardiac arrhythmia, and heart attacks. In fact, she earned the Cardiology Nurse of the Year Award in 2015 from the hospital. Holly served as the chest pain coordinator responsible for the hospital’s chest pain accreditation, and she was responsible for pre- and post-op care of arrhythmia patients and procedural patients.
Prior, Holly worked for six years as an emergency department RN at Swedish Medical Center, where she provided care for adult and pediatric acute patients. She also cared for patients who suffered bariatric surgery complications.
Board-certified as an advance practice nurse, Holly graduated Regis University with a bachelor of science in nursing (Magna Cum Laude) and a master of science in the family nurse practitioner program (Cum Laude).
Outside of the office, Holly enjoys all things outdoors. She also fancies herself quite a lousy harmonica, trumpet and piano player!
Amanda Tyacke earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Bethel College, having previously earned an associate degree in nursing from Hesston College. Currently, she is the Office Registered Nurse and Fill Clinic manager, and has been part of the Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery team since 2007. Her previous experience includes serving as camp nurse during the summer, a term in the multi-trauma unit at Swedish Medical Center, and nursing for Denver Health Medical Center in their nursery. Now, Amanda spends her free time with her three-year old, family and gardening.
Amanda also has a bariatric success story of her own. She first met Dr. Snyder in 2006 when she decided to undergo the Gastric Band procedure, losing 100 pounds in the first year. In 2012, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy after being told for more than a decade that she couldn’t because of her weight. With such a personal connection to the practice, she is the first to remind patients that bariatric surgery is a process; the changes don’t happen overnight. Sometimes you don’t realize how all the small changes are equaling that big change in your life. For Amanda, watching the patients do things they haven’t done for so long is the most rewarding part of her job.
Hilary Rounds earned her bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and completed her post-graduate work through the VA Healthcare System in San Diego, California. She is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for Nutrition Counseling and Education, as well as through the National Academy of Sports Medicine for Personal Training. As a Registered Dietitian, Hilary specializes in health coaching and outpatient counseling including bariatrics, weight management, and diabetes. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator as well.
Hilary enjoys being active, especially participating in outdoor activities such as snowshoeing/snowboarding, hiking, and playing soccer. She also volunteers for the Colorado Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Hilary finds working at the Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery very fulfilling and inspiring. Whether it’s educating a patient on the tools for success, helping them to overcome a plateau or barrier, or answering specific nutrition and exercise questions to facilitate better understanding, each patient brings new perspectives and new challenges. She believes anything is possible when you’re working with a great team!