Bariatric Surgery Procedures

Rose Bariatric Center is a fully-accredited center of excellence through MBSAQIP. We offer the latest and safest minimally-invasive options for surgical weight loss. Our surgeons are trained and equipped with the most technologically-advanced protocols and procedures to provide you with safe and effective bariatric weight loss options.

As a comprehensive weight loss surgery center, Rose offers a complete range of bariatric surgeries to ensure we can appropriately meet your needs.

Rose Bariatric Center - Full Accredited bariatric weight loss surgery center

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RGB)

The Gastric Bypass procedure has been considered the gold standard for weight loss urgery, and is a very successful type of bariatric surgery. The Gastric Bypass combines both a restrictive component and a malabsorptive component. The "restrictive" aspect of the operation restricts how much food can be eaten. The "malabsorptive" aspect limits the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs, leading to additional weight loss and comorbidity resolution.

In essence, a new, smaller stomach pouch is created to restrict food intake. Next, a Y-shaped section of the small intestine is attached to the pouch to allow food to bypass the lower stomach, the duodenum (the first segment of the small intestine), and the first portion of the jejunum (the second segment of the small intestine). This bypass reduces the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs, leading to significant weight loss.

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Adjustable Gastric Banding (AGB)

Commonly referred to as a LapBand or a Gastric Band, this procedure is considered a restrictive bariatric surgery because it restricts food intake and does not interfere with the normal digestive process.

A hollow band (tube) made of special material is placed around the stomach near its upper end, creating a small pouch and a narrow passage into the larger remainder of the stomach. The lap band is then inflated with a salt solution. It can be tightened or loosened over time by increasing or decreasing the amount of salt solution to change the size of the passage, and thus the amount of food the body needs to feel full.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

The vertical sleeve gastrectomy has recently become the most common type of bariatric surgery, and can be a great lifestyle surgery choice for significant weight loss.

The Sleeve is a restrictive form of bariatric surgery in which approximately 80 percent of the stomach is removed, leaving a cylindrical or "sleeve"-shaped stomach. With this surgery, the outlet valve (pylorus) and the nerves to the stomach remain intact. While the stomach is drastically reduced in size, its function is preserved. The sleeve gastrectomy is not reversible.

Another benefit of the Sleeve is seen with reduced production of Ghrelin, known as the "hunger hormone." This leads to significantly reduced hunger and improved satiety.

The Gastric Sleeve surgery results in fewer restrictions on the foods that patients can consume after surgery, although the quantity of food eaten is still considerably reduced. It does not involve any bypass of the intestinal tract, and it can be performed laparoscopically.

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Bariatric Loop Duodenal Switch (DS)

Rose Medical Center is proud to partner with Dr. Matthew Metz, the first surgeon in Colorado performing the Laparoscopic Loop Duodenal Switch procedure.

The modern Loop Duodenal Switch procedure is a form of weight-loss surgery uniting two elements found in other types of weight-loss surgeries for increased weight loss power.

The Duodenal Switch, or DS, combines a restrictive alteration to the digestive tract which limits the amount of food a patient can ingest, similar to the Gastric Sleeve. Part of the stomach is removed, creating a small stomach with functional pylorus valve.

In the second part of the surgery, Dr. Metz creates a partial loop bypass of the intestinal system leading to malabsorption which limits the caloric intake absorbed by the body, which also leads to additional weight loss as well as improvement and/or resolution of comorbidities such as sleep apnea, diabetes, high blood pressure and more.

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Gastric Plication & Gastric Band with Plication

Similar in concetp to the sleeve gastrectomy, the Gastric Plication procedure is restrictive. However, as opposed to cutting the stomach like the Sleeve procedure, the stomach is simply folded and stitched to create a smaller functional stomach.

This Plication procedure is generally not covered by insurance agencies and is considered investigational. We offer affordable pricing for the placation and our patients. Additionally, we offer a gastric band with a plication for additional weight loss – our patients are seeing increased weight loss of up to 20% in the first months following surgeries.

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Band Over Bypass

Stretching can occasionally occur many years after a bypass surgery and can be a result of patients being more flexible with their diet after surgery. Placing a gastric band over a pre-existing bypass addresses the above mentioned issue and further increases the restrictiveness of your diet. Often times, the restriction provided by the band over bypass may offer even better results than the original surgery.

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Bariatric surgeries are very successful: patients see improved quality of life, significant weight loss, and improved health and outcomes. Some patients may experience technical problems related to their surgery or are not successful in losing their expected amount of excess weight. In these rare situations, a bariatric revision surgery may be necessary to alter or repair the initial bariatric surgery. Rose Bariatric Center specializes in treating and assisting patients from around the country to get back on track - often without needing additional surgery.

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