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Community    Obesity    GITES    Bariatric surgery

Bariatric Surgery Journey Takes Man from Knee Pain to the Lightness of Flying

Danny Naranjo was still several years from his 40th birthday, but he was increasingly aware of that milestone on the horizon.

His body mass index (BMI) was about 80. He had back pain and struggled with lymphedema. His knees hurt when he had to walk even short distances for his job at Elitch Gardens, and he did it only with a steady stream of Tylenol, ibuprofen, and sometimes tramadol. As 40 approached, he knew these concerns might only get more acute, with new ones possibly joining them. He wanted to change what was beginning to feel like an inevitable future.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 16, 2023
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Research    Public Health    Obesity    Cardiothoracic Surgery

Obesity Associated with Increased Risk of Complications After Surgery

In the United States, almost 74% of adults age 20 and older have overweight or obesity, and of that number almost 42% have obesity.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date April 28, 2023
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Department of Surgery In the News


Montana Baby Receives Rare Life-Saving Heart Surgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado

news outletKDVR
Publish DateAugust 20, 2023

A Montana family is no longer planning a funeral after their baby was saved by rare life-saving surgery that was performed at Children's Hospital Colorado last year.

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Denver Gazette

Successful Robot-Performed Liver Donor Transplant Performed at Aurora Uchealth

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateAugust 16, 2023

Surgeons at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital's transplant center in Aurora performed what is believed to be the first robotic liver transplant surgery on a living donor in the Rocky Mountain region, officials announced in a news release.

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Parker Woman First in Colorado To Receive Robotic Liver Transplant Surgery

news outletKDVR
Publish DateAugust 15, 2023

PARKER, Colo. (KDVR) — Surgeons at the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital have made a medical breakthrough, successfully completing a robotic living donor liver transplant for the first time in state history, according to UCHealth. 

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What to Know About Small Bowel Obstruction, a Rare Complication of Bariatric Surgery

news outletHealth
Publish DateJuly 20, 2023

The unexpected death of Lisa Marie Presley last January has been linked to a complication of years-old bariatric, or weight loss, surgery, according to an autopsy report.

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