Weight and metabolism

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.

Connections between weight and metabolism take many forms. Rely on UCHealth to help you identify best approaches to maintaining a healthy weight.

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

Bariatric endoscopy for non-surgical weight loss

The Metabolic and Bariatric Endoscopy Program at UCHealth 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.

Leaders in surgical weight loss

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

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.

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.

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.