Our team is highly experienced in a full spectrum of weight-loss and obesity-related procedures. We are committed to finding the least invasive method of treatment while still providing a safe outcome.
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Some patients and procedures may be candidates for single-incision laparoscopic surgery. If you have a lower BMI and no previous abdominal surgeries, this might be an option for you. Instead of a four to six smaller half-inch incisions utilized in standard laparoscopic surgery, the SILS™ surgery is accomplished through a single incision in the belly button, or occasionally with an additional tiny incision at the top of the abdomen. Fewer incisions means fewer scars. Ask your surgeon about minimally invasive options for your procedure.
Choose from the list below to learn more about the benefits and details of each.
This procedure has two steps. First, we perform a sleeve gastrectomy, removing about 80 percent of the stomach, but leaving the pyloric valve (which connects the stomach and small intestine) intact. The second step creates a bypass of the majority of the intestine, limiting how much you can eat and the absorption of proteins and fats. This procedure is generally recommended for people with a BMI greater than 50.
This minimally invasive procedure features an adjustable device that is placed around the upper-most stomach. It allows you to control the amount of restriction you have in order to limit the amount of food you can eat and the duration of fullness you experience.
In this procedure, the stomach is folded inward on itself, reducing the stomach volume about 70 percent. It requires no implanted devices, no stapling, no removal of stomach or intestines and is reversible. However, the procedure is newer and is considered by most insurance carriers to be experimental. Contact us to learn more about gastric plication.
Intragastric Balloon Non-Surgical Procedure
An endoscopic (nonsurgical) procedure is used to insert a saline-filled balloon into your stomach. It is in place for six months, as part of a full year of medical management through the Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery. Average results are more than 3x the weight loss of traditional diets and exercise! (Individual results may vary.)
Is your bariatric surgery not working for you? Are you having complications, concerns, issues or reduced weight loss after weight loss surgery? Have you lost your restriction? Don’t wait months or years to get the help you deserve. We are experts at evaluating the potential for a revision to get you back to the level of fullness and restriction you need for success.
Many of our patients suffer from severe heartburn, or gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Dr. Matthew Metz is one of the only surgeons in the region to be able to evaluate patients in the office, under local anesthesia, for the causes of this very painful and disruptive disease process. With a simple process called Trans-Nasal Endoscopy (TNE), Dr. Metz passes a tiny camera through the nose, down into the esophagus and stomach. This allows him to diagnose reasons for chronic nausea, reflux, dysphagia (sensation of food getting stuck), upper abdominal pain, and many other disorders. Most insurances cover the procedure, and there is no need for an IV. Patients receive their results from Dr. Metz and are able to return to work immediately after the procedure. Contact Dr. Matthew Metz to learn more
Fast Track Program
At the Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery, we have a 45-day FastTrack program. When you are ready to change your life — you want it to happen now…and fast! The FastTrack program means that a patient may be able to have surgery within 4-6 weeks of their decision to pursue surgical weight loss. For more details, contact us today!