vBloc Weight Loss Surgery
What is vBloc?
The National Bariatric Center is proud to be the first certified provider of the vBloc procedure in the Denver area -- offering the service in April of 2015. Experience matters and you can be confident in choosing the National Bariatric Center for your weight loss procedure.
vBloc® Neurometabolic Therapy is a totally new weight loss option. When diet and exercise haven’t helped you meet your goals, this first-of-its-kind treatment could be an effective weight loss alternative.
vBloc Therapy delivered by the Maestro® System
Unlike other treatments, vBloc Therapy does not prevent nutrient absorption or alter anatomy. And because therapy directly targets your source of hunger, losing weight does not require you change the foods you eat or adopt a low calorie diet.
The Maestro® System is implanted by a metabolic & bariatric surgeon just under the skin, typically during an outpatient procedure that can be performed as a “same day” surgery.
Choosing vBloc means you do not have to avoid food groups or types.
Acting as a long-term support partner, vBloc is an active treatment that works throughout your day. Patients report that it helps them to eat less because they feel longer.
Also important to keep in mind, vBloc Therapy is completely reversible and can be deactivated or removed at any time.
vBloc® Therapy is delivered through an implantable device called the Maestro® System. By blocking the signals between your stomach and your brain, the therapy helps controls hunger—meaning you have an active tool to help you make healthier choices.
People who used vBloc Therapy lost more excess weight than those who relied on the aftercare program of diet and exercise alone*.
Advantages and Risks
- vBloc Therapy has been shown to have a lower complication rate than traditional weight loss device procedures.
- On average, people who received vBloc Therapy as prescribed, lost 28% of their excess weight, in one year.
- Does not require you change the foods you eat or adopt a low calorie diet.
- Postoperatively, patients must remember to charge their Maestro system and follow the instructions of their health care provider.
- Characteristically, weight loss procedures create a sense of fullness. Small amount of bulk type food may alleviate sense of hunger. It may be less effective for high calorie drinks and sugar-fat laden dessert.
- As is the case with all weight loss surgeries, readmission to a hospital may be required for fluid replacement or nutritional support if adequate food intake cannot be maintained.
vBloc at the National Bariatric Center™ in Denver, Colorado
The vBloc procedure is the latest weight loss surgery procedure performed at the National Bariatric Center™ in Denver, Colorado. Researched and developed by EnteroMedics, Inc. vBloc received FDA approval as a weight loss surgery technique in 2015. The National Bariatric Center is the first certified center in Denver to perform the vBloc procedure.
The National Bariatric Center™ at Sky Ridge is one of the few premiere surgical centers in Denver to earn the esteemed status of a "Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence", a recognition backed up by numerous testimonials from patients throughout the Colorado region who have undergone Lap Band or other weight loss surgery procedures.
Start your journey today! Contact Dr. Chae today to schedule a FREE consultation about the vBloc procedure. Call 303-662-1191 or schedule a consultation online.
CBS Denver did a story on one of our patients and their VBloc experience, watch the video below and check out the text article here:
Questions Regarding the vBloc Procedure?
Free weight loss surgery seminars are available throughout the greater Denver, Colorado area on a monthly basis. These relaxed informational seminars are for the benefit of our patients to learn more about procedures like Lap Band. Dr. Chae and his friendly staff answer questions, discuss options, and provide information on the latest weight loss surgery news. Sign up is available online or by phone at 303-662-1191. Come join us and take your first step on the journey to a healthier you!
For those who are unable to attend a public seminar, free individual or group meetings with Bariatric specialist, Dr. Frank Chae, are available for those in the Denver and greater Colorado area, please call our friendly staff and we would be happy to assist you.
The staff of the National Bariatric Center™ in Colorado work to inform patients. If you would like further information please send us an e-mail using our online form or telephone our Denver, Colorado office at 303-662-1191. Additionally, if you are in the Colorado area and would like a personal consultation, give us a call.
National Bariatric Center™: Denver, Colorado Location
The National Bariatric Center™ is located in the Rocky Mountain heartland of America at Sky Ridge Medical Center in beautiful Lone Tree, Colorado (southern metro Denver ). Our state of the art medical center complex is situated next to highways I-25 and C-470 in the Littleton-Highlands Ranch region, and conveniently accessible to international airports in Denver and Colorado Springs .
10099 Ridge Gate Parkway, Conifer Building Suite 390
Sky Ridge Medical Center
Lone Tree , Colorado