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).
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.