Why request a second opinion from the Bariatric Surgery Center at Children’s Colorado
Our bariatric surgery team collaborates with experts from lifestyle medicine, pediatric surgery, endocrinology, nutrition and pediatric psychology to form a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. We’ve been performing bariatric surgery for adolescents and teens who are overweight for more than 20 years, supported by a foundation of continuous research.
Our Digestive Health Institute is also ranked No. 1 in the nation among children’s gastroenterology and GI surgery programs by U.S. New & World Report. Our experience, combined with our passion, enable us to provide expert second opinions for your child to ensure they are receiving the very best weight loss treatment.
What specialties or programs offer a second opinion?
We focus on two types of bariatric surgery – vertical sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y bypass surgery — for which we are very well equipped to provide seconds opinions on. However, with our range of experience, we’ve seen virtually every type of condition that can cause overweight issues in children, from genetic diseases to eating disorders and metabolic conditions. Whether or not your child is considering getting a weight loss surgery, we can help with any condition that leads to weight gain.
To learn more about the conditions we treat and our second opinion program, call us at 720-777-5202.
What should I prepare before my second opinion call?
The more information you can provide, the more accurate a diagnosis our experts can make. Complete information about your child’s condition also makes our process more effective. Before your second opinion call, please have the following information or records available:
Diagnosis: Tell us about your child’s diagnosis or suspected diagnosis and treatment plan.
Diets and exercise: What diets or exercise programs have they tried?
Operations: If your child has had surgery, what procedures have they had?
Diagnosing doctor: We’ll need to know the diagnosing doctor’s name, address, phone and fax number.
Health insurance status and information
Where will my child be seen for their in-person second opinion appointment?
Your child will be seen at the Bariatric Surgery Center located at our hospital on Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. If you have any questions or would like more information, call us at 720-777-5202 (then choose option #5).
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