Bariatric surgery (weight-loss surgery) is an elective procedure for those who have tried exercise and eating right but still can't lose excess weight that can cause serious health problems. This weight loss is usually achieved by reducing the size of the stomach or through removal of a portion of the stomach or by resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch. The staff at the Surgical Weight Loss Center is dedicated to lifelong patient care for those who require weight loss surgery procedures.
For information on our clinical services in this area, visit our breast surgery page.2
The University of Colorado Burn Center has been the leading regional burn center since 1976 and is the only center in Colorado verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons. Specially trained CARE team members provide the highest quality of care to burn and trauma patients as well as patients with serious conditions affecting the skin. Anne Wagner, MD, is the Medical Director of the Burn Unit.
Surgical Oncology is the branch of surgery which specializes in the surgical treatment of cancers that occur in the gastrointestinal tract (appendix cancer, colon cancer, and rectal cancer) and other areas of the abdomen and pelvis.
Colorectal surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that deals with benign and malignant diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus.5
Our GITES surgeons who perform this specialized surgical procedure have been recognized for their expertise and confidence. Endocrine Surgery is the division of surgery which specializes in the surgical treatment of endocrine diseases of the thyroid gland, parathyroid glands and adrenal glands.
To be recognized as an endocrine surgeon, a physician must have performed a minimum of 100 endocrine operationshas and must devote a major portion of his/her surgical practice to endocrine disorders. Our endocrine surgeons are well qualified in this arena.
Our Pancreas and Biliary Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with these difficult-to-treat cancers. The Center's internationally renowned experts in treating cancers of the pancreas and biliary tract provide personalized treatment that addresses every aspect of your care.
Dr. Robert C. McIntyre, Jr. (GITES Surgeon) is the Medical Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and the Director of Trauma Services at University of Colorado Hospital. Trauma surgery is a surgical specialty involved in the invasive treatment of physical injuries that are usually the result of catastrophic events, such as motor vehicle accidents. The trauma surgeon is responsible for the initial resuscitation and stabilization of the patient. The attending trauma surgeon leads the trauma team composed of nurses, resident physicians and support staff.
Trauma Services is a section of the Department of Surgery headquartered at Denver Health Medical Center (DHMC). DHMC is one of only three Level I Trauma Centers in Colorado and is nationally recognized as one of the leading trauma centers in the United States.8