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Bariatric Specialists of Western Colorado

Comprehensive Obesity Treatment Center


General Surgeons of Western Colorado have FOUR bariatric surgeons.  We are the only group that offers fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons on the Western Slope.  This along with the eight other surgeons in the group guarantee that there is always someone available to care for all your bariatric needs.  We perform all the accredited weight loss surgeries available and are the only group in Western Colorado with experience in the latest approved procedure, the Loop Duodenal Switch. 

We also have extensive experience with revisional surgeries.  All of these surgeries are done using minimally invasive techniques either laparoscopically or robotically. We  have personal trained in the latest medical weight loss treatments as well to provide you with the greatest weight loss options in Western Colorado.  

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

This type of surgery functions by restricting food intake and decreasing how food is absorbed in the body by creating a small stomach pouch and bypassing the flow of food around the rest of the stomach and straight to the small intestine.

Loop Duodenal Switch 

The Loop Duodenal Switch restricts food intake by removing a portion of the stomach which causes you to feel full quickly, and in turn reduces the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs from rerouting a portion of the small intestine.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

This procedure decreases the size of the stomach and movement to restrict food intake. This surgery is also called gastric sleeve, vertical gastrectomy, or gastric reduction.

How Robotic-Assisted Surgery has saved lives

Here, we get an inside look on Bariatric Surgery using The DaVinci Robot from Dr. Shiao, and a patient's life-changing experience with it.

Working Together for You.

Personalized Care for Every Life, Every Story.

See how Bariatric Surgery gave Donny his life back.
Dr. Welsh explains why the
Loop Duodenal Switch was the most ideal treatment for him. 

Is Surgery Right For You?

Discover more about the available types of procedures through The American for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

How you can escape diabetes - click here to see available treatment options and qualities of a good candidate for bariatric surgery.

What's your score? Calculate your 10-year Individualized Diabetes Complications Risk Score here:

Frequently Asked Questions - Discover answers to our most frequently asked questions about Bariatric Surgery.

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Life After Bariatric Surgery

Nutritional Resources, FAQ's, Support Groups, and more.

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Nutritional Products

Vitamins, Supplements, Protein, and more.

Shop for all your nutritional products here to help you reach and maintain your goals.


Click here to learn how to implement your new long term lifestyle post surgery. This includes healthy eating, exercise, and regular visits to healthcare providers.

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Support Groups

Discover reliable education, communities, and resources to help you in every stage of your journey.

Our Affiliations

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