The Types of Bariatric Procedures at North Colorado Medical Center Video

Dr. Johnell introduces himself and discusses the bariatric surgery options available at the Bariatric Center. Dr. Johnell is an advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgeon at the Banner North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado.
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The Types of Bariatric Procedures at North Colorado Medical Center I am Michael Johnell and I am the Program Director of the Bariatric Surgical Service at North Colorado Medical Center in Colorado. We primarily do adjustable gastric banding procedures including the LAP-BAND and the REALIZE Band operations. We draw patients from Colorado and six surrounding states. Most of our patients actually come from northern Colorado, Denver and the surrounding Wyoming and Nebraska states. Which Bariatric Surgery Procedures are offered at the Bariatric Center at the Banner North Colorado Medical Center? We started off providing full service when the program initiated in 2001, and over the subsequent 6-7 years I was doing combination of gastric bypass and LAP-BAND and adjustable gastric banding procedures. During the last couple of years, we decided to specialize our program to offer primarily the adjustable gastric banding operation which includes either the LAP-BAND, which is made by Allergan, or the REALIZE® Band made by Ethicon.

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