What is Bariatric Endoscopy?
More than two-thirds of Americans have excess weight and over one-third of Americans have obesity. One of the most effective tools for treating obesity is weight loss surgery. Unfortunately, some patients don’t qualify for surgery because they have mild obesity that doesn’t meet criteria for surgery, some people who lose weight with weight loss surgery gain weight back, and some people don’t want to have surgery. In the past, patients who have either not met criteria for weight loss surgery or have re-gained weight after weight loss surgery and haven’t been successful with diet and exercise alone have had few options for treatment. Recent medical advances have changed that.
The Metabolic and Bariatric Endoscopy Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine specializes in treating patients who don’t qualify for weight loss (or don’t want bariatric surgery) and in patients who have regained weight after weight loss surgery. We offer weight loss programs that take advantage of new weight loss devices that don’t require a surgical operation.
Why should you choose University of Colorado Metabolic and Bariatric Endoscopy Program?
The physicians at the University of Colorado Metabolic and Bariatric Endoscopy Program are considered world leaders in Metabolic and Bariatric Endoscopy. They have participated in over 8 multi-center US FDA trials, and were the lead physician in 3 of those trials. No other practice in Colorado has the experience of our physicians or the variety of therapies offered.