Bariatric endoscopy: lose weight without surgery

Shelby Sullivan, MD
Shelby Sullivan, MD, leads the Metabolic and Bariatric Weight Loss Program at UCHealth. >> See Dr. Sullivan’s profile

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.

Bariatric endoscopy includes procedures and devices that are placed during an endoscopic procedure where we go through your mouth to get to your stomach. We have a number of device and procedure options that range from short-term and reversible to long-term procedures.

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.

Why choose us?

  • Our physicians are considered world leaders in metabolic and bariatric endoscopy.
  • They have participated in over 8 multi-center U.S. FDA trials, and were the lead physicians in 3 of those trials.
  • We are the only practice in Colorado that offers all of the endoscopic bariatric therapy options.

Call us at 720-848-2777 to learn more.

Our specialized treatments

Intragastric balloon therapy
Aspiration therapy
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty
Endoscopic gastric bypass revision
Endoscopic management of surgical complications

In the news

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Controversial weight-loss procedure offered at University of Colorado Hospital (Fox31 Denver)

Lose weight without surgery (Fox31 Denver; note that video will not play in Internet Explorer)