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Dr. Metz Invited to Present Loop Duodenal Switch Data at International Meeting

Loop Duodenal SwitchI’m so honored to have had the opportunity to present our initial data on the Loop Duodenal Switch, or SIPS procedure, last week.  While it was truly inspirational to meet face to face with other pioneers in the Surgical Community, my favorite comment came from the national study coordinator, who said, “You’re Dr. Metz?  I thought you’d be older!”

Congratulations to our super-motivated and dedicated patients, colleagues, and support staff for this tremendous undertaking.  I will keep you all posted as we move into final phases of the study.

Let’s get healthy together!

Dr. Metz Named One of 6 Centers in the Country to Investigate the Loop Duodenal Switch Long Term

As a result of the outstanding success in our loop duodenal switch patients, I have been selected as one of six centers in the United States (alongside Duke University!) to have our patient data entered in the long-term study of the SIPS procedure (Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery). I have been invited to gather with the five other leaders in the field at an international scientific meeting being held in Boston later this month.

I would not possibly have achieved this highest quality status without the support of our amazing staff, but I owe the greatest of thanks to all of our patients who have agreed to participate in the on-going study. Your continued involvement is what helps advance the science of medicine, and helps keep all of our patients safe.

Thank you so much for all of your support.

Let’s get healthy together!

Ditch the Insulin!

I just saw our first laparoscopic loop duodenal switch patient (surgery in November, 2013) for his ~6 month post op visit. He not only went from 256 lbs to 206 lbs in 6 months, but he has been off all three of his diabetes medications (including insulin- which he had been on for many years) and all blood pressure medications since 9 days after surgery!

I am so excited to be able to provide this outstanding procedure for the management of diabetes, obesity, and all the other medical problems associated with weight.

Thank you to him (no names due to confidentiality) and his family for trusting me to perform the first duodenal switch in Colorado on him back in 2013.

In addition to the many other DS cases we have subsequently performed, we have already done 3 duodenal switches this week alone at Rose Medical Center, and patients are now coming from all over the U.S. to undergo this incredibly effective and safe procedure.

To your health!

Dr. Metz in the News for the Lap Duodenal Switch

Dr MetzWe began performing the Duodenal Switch in 2013 for the surgical treatment of resistant type 2 diabetes mellitus. Since then, patients have been coming from all over the U.S. to have the procedure, not just to manage their diabetes, but because of the outstanding long-term weight loss associated with the DS.

Yesterday, June 17th, 2014, Fox 31 came to Rose Medical Center to film one of our surgeries. They interviewed our outstanding patient (who has a significant family history of diabetes), they interviewed me, and they were in the operating room for the procedure.

Shaul Turner, a fantastic journalist from Fox 31, is interested in following our patient over her weight loss journey, and doing an extended story to chronicle her progress.

I would like to thank Ms. Turner, Justin the Videographer, Rose Medical Center, our Team, and, most importantly, our amazing patient (who will remain nameless for confidentiality issues at this time), who graciously agreed to have her story told to the world!

Thank you, everyone, for helping bring the Duodenal Switch to Colorado, and for giving our patients a potential tool to beat diabetes and obesity!