Bariatric surgery preparation
Learning that your teen is a candidate for bariatric surgery can make you feel hopeful, but nervous. For our families, the preparation and education our bariatric surgery team gave them was very reassuring. Mona and her mom share how they prepared for the journey, which started several months before surgery.
Bariatric surgeries we perform
At Children's Hospital Colorado, we offer two types of bariatric surgery – vertical sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y bypass surgery. The type of surgery that is best for your teen depends on different factors, such as their health condition. Both types of surgery require the same preparation before surgery, and the same care after surgery.
Learn more about the bariatric surgeries we perform
Partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Children's Hospital Colorado partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where many of our physicians and care providers serve as faculty.