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  • The bariatric surgeons who are affiliated with Parker Adventist Hospital are highly skilled and experienced. They employ the latest technology and are able to perform a variety of procedures, ensuring patients receive the bariatric treatment that is right for them.

    Joshua Long, MDJoshua Long, MD, Bariatric Surgeon
    Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery Parker Adventist Hospital

    Dr. Long joined Parker Adventist Hospital after completing his bariatric surgical fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a leader in innovative, minimally invasive surgical training. During his tenure there he participated in the development of novel laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques.  In addition he performed a broad array of procedures including laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric banding, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILSTM), robotic surgery, and advanced endoscopic procedures.

    Dr. Long is highly skilled in the full spectrum of surgical and non-surgical weight loss techniques, and places an emphasis on attention to diet, exercise, and nutritional education. He uses this comprehensive strategy to maximize and maintain patient weight loss and the successful resolution of comorbid disease. Patients enjoy his warm, genuine empathetic concern for their long-term weight loss success and improved quality of life. Dr. Long and the staff at the Bariatric and Metabolic Center consider it an honor to serve every patient with the highest quality of care.



    Dr. Josh Long introduces the Bariatric and Metabolic Center of Colorado, a bariatric surgery Center of Excellence. Dr. Long discusses our comprehensive weight loss surgery program that offers patients superior outcomes.

    Thomas  R. Brown, MD FACSThomas  R. Brown, MD FACS
    Bariatric Surgeon

    Dr. Tom Brown established the Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute in 2001 and has guided the program into a nationally recognized Center of Excellence. He is a leading surgeon in the development of bariatric procedures in the Denver area, and now is the most experienced surgeon in robotic bariatric surgery in the Rocky Mountain region. Robotic bariatric surgery is the next step forward in advanced technology in weight-loss surgery, making surgery even more precise with quality outcomes.

    Dr. Brown earned his medical degree from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, completed his residency at Western Reserve Care System in Ohio, and served 3 years in the Air Force at Beale AFB as a staff surgeon before settling in Colorado. He has performed nearly 4,000 bariatric procedures with successful outcomes. Dr. Brown feels that the bariatric program at Parker is a comprehensive program with a skilled and compassionate multidisciplinary team, which is so key to preparing patients for surgery as well as managing long-term weight loss. Over 15 years Dr. Brown has remained in contact with many of his first patients, and is committed to helping all his patients achieve their weight-loss and health goals with long-term follow-up.

    Medical Education

    Medical Degree:  Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
    Surgery Residency: Western Reserve Care System, Youngstown, Ohio
    Board Certification: General Surgery, July 1989; re certified 1999, 2009
    Fellow of the American College of Surgeons: October 1993 – current
    Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: January 2007 – current
    International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity: January 2002 – current
    Designated a Bariatric Surgery of Excellence with P/SL: October 28, 2005; recertified October 2009


    Dr. Tom Brown talks about minimally invasive surgery techniques using the da Vinci surgery robot.

    Matthew A. Metz, MD, FACSMatthew A. Metz, MD, FACS
    Bariatric Surgeon

    Dr. Metz is a Board-Certified, Fellowship Trained, Bariatric Surgeon. Additionally, Dr. Metz has been certified as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Surgeon by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.  In this capacity, Dr. Metz has completed specialized training and continuing education in bariatric surgery as well as performed a high number of surgeries each year.  Dr. Metz has also been named a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  He led Parker Adventist Hospital to achieve the designation as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence (BSCOE) in 2010.

    Dr. Metz was recruited to Denver from the Cleveland Clinic, one of the most well-known Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowships in the country. While serving in this capacity, Dr. Metz performed over three hundred Advanced Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Procedures. Since arriving in Denver in 2007, he has performed more than 1500 additional cases including Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, single incision laparoscopic procedures (SILS™), revisions, and advanced endoscopic cases. Dr. Metz is the first bariatric surgeon in the region to offer the laparoscopic loop duodenal switch.

    Dr. Metz’s complication rate remains one of the lowest in the region, despite being a surgeon who specializes in high-risk, complex cases. He is well known in the area for his kind demeanor, technical proficiency, and compassionate bedside manner. Bariatric & Aesthetic Surgery Associates is very fortunate to have Dr. Metz as its Director of Bariatric Surgery.



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