Your body makes energy through physical and chemical processes, known collectively as “metabolism.” Although everything from breathing to circulating blood and repairing cells is part of your metabolism, the process we think about most often relates to digesting food and nutrients.

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Weight and metabolism conditions we treat

Connections between weight and metabolism take many forms. Rely on UCHealth to help you with these conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Lipid metabolism disorders, such as high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels, kidney disease and liver disease
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Sleep apnea
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism

Compassionate, experienced, team-based care

Consider UCHealth as your source for diagnosis and treatment of weight and metabolism conditions.

You benefit from our team approach, where highly trained and experienced specialists collaborate to deliver customized treatment to meet your unique needs. Your care team may include board-certified bariatric surgeons, endocrinologists, registered dietitians, physical therapists, registered nurses and bariatric nurse/patient navigators to guide you through the entire process.

Depending on your specific situation, we also involve other medical specialists, such as gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, cardiologists and behavioral health professionals to give you the most appropriate care.

Bariatric endoscopy for non-surgical weight loss

The Metabolic and Bariatric Endoscopy Program at University of Colorado Hospital specializes in treating patients who don’t qualify for, or don’t want to undergo, weight loss surgery. We also treat patients who have regained weight after weight loss surgery.

Colorado's first LDL Apheresis program

In addition to traditional high-cholesterol treatments, UCHealth offers Colorado’s first LDL apheresis program, a procedure that works like kidney dialysis to remove cholesterol from the blood.

Leading Denver and Fort Collins in surgical weight loss

Throughout the Rocky Mountain region and across the Front Range, UCHealth has been a leader in bariatric (surgical) weight loss since 1995.

We work with you to evaluate your situation, recommend appropriate treatment and deliver the comprehensive care you expect. Surgical options include gastric bypass, LAP-BAND®, and sleeve gastrectomy procedures, with certain approaches designed for adolescents.

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