A top Denver center for bariatric surgery

Welcome to Swedish Medical Center’s Metabolic and Bariatric Center of Excellence. Visiting our website is the first step in your weight-loss journey … so congrats! Weight-loss surgery is a tool to help you change your life if you want to lose weight, eliminate health problems, and therefore, improve your quality of life. At Swedish, as part of our comprehensive program, we will guide you from beginning to end on this journey as you strive to lose weight and gain years back on your life. At Swedish Medical Center, we provide our patients access to one of the top bariatric care centers and one of the top bariatric surgeons Colorado has to offer in Dr. Richard Tillquist.

Do I qualify for bariatric surgery?

Several factors must be taken into account to determine if bariatric surgery is right for you.

Body mass index (BMI)

Your BMI score is a starting point for you and your doctor. Generally speaking, patients with a body mass index of 35 or higher are good candidates for weight-loss surgery.

Personal readiness

Weight-loss surgery is much more than just an operation. It takes a personal commitment and understanding that this is a process and can take some time. Nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle modifications are all part of the weight-loss journey and can only be achieved through persistence. We are here to help and make this as seamless as possible. Learn more about the steps to prepare yourself for bariatric surgery.

Additional requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Inability to lose weight through diet and exercise
  • Surgeon, primary care physician, psychiatrist, medical specialists, and bariatric team all agree surgery is the right option
  • Well-informed of benefits, risks, and complications associated with bariatric surgery

Swedish Medical Center offers open, laparoscopic and robotic bariatric surgery options, including gastric bypass, lap bad surgery and sleeve gastrectomy. Learn more about robotic bariatric surgery:

Contact us 

If you would like to set up a consultation or an appointment with Dr. Tillquist or have any further questions about the Swedish Family Medicine health clinic, reach to Lonnie Martinez, our Director of Bariatric Surgery Services at (303) 788-6230 . Our facility's complete contact information is as follows:

Colorado Bariatric Surgery
601 E Hampden Ave #470
Englewood, CO 80113

Monday - Friday | 9:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: (303) 789-1877