Dr. Michael Snyder, MD

Dr. Michael Snyder, MD

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Bariatric Surgery  ·  
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54 y/o
(62)

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Dr. Michael Snyder, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.Read his story

Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery

4600 Hale Pkwy Ste 340

Denver, CO 80220
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Veteran Administration Plan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Snyder performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Obesity
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stomach Surgery
very high
more than 92% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Snyder's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Snyder "Michael Snyder, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is the Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery Center at Rose Medical Center. He has performed more than 6,000 bariatric surgical procedures, and his bariatric surgery program is the most comprehensive and highest volume program in the region and amongst the largest in the country. His interest in bariatric surgery is based on his knowledge that morbid obesity is one of the essential, yet vastly ignored diseases physicians are exposed to every day. Dr. Snyder and his expert are ready to help with your weight loss goals. Dr. Snyder's weight loss surgery training is both comprehensive and methodical. He believes that, in the appropriate patient, the surgical treatment of morbid obesity is the essential therapy that can cure a myriad of ills. He is the most experienced bariatric surgeon in the region, and has treated a variety of patients from across the United States and overseas. Experience and surgical volume are critical predictors of safety and success in bariatric and laparoscopic surgical care, and Dr. Snyder's success in both is unparalleled. He first became interested in bariatric surgery during his residency at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR. In August 2000, he sought out and attended an American Society for Bariatric Surgery certified preceptorship in Eugene, Ore. in order to learn from one of the giants in the field, Dr. Latham Flanagan, Jr.. He then returned to Colorado to establish the Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery.Already an accomplished laparoscopic general surgeon and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Dr. Snyder felt his bariatric surgery program was prepared to take the next step. To further expand his expertise, he traveled to San Diego, Calif. to train with the internationally recognized leader of the laparoscopic bariatric surgery field, Dr. Alan Wittgrove.Dr. Snyder's next advancement in the bariatric realm was the addition of the LapBand to his armamentarium in the treatment of morbid obesity, a process on which he was educated in 2001. He has done well over 2,000 restrictive gastric bands. In 2006, his Sleeve program took off, after Dr. Snyder did additional training at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida. He now is performing more than 150+ sleeves per year and is a recognized leader in this area of bariatric surgery training surgeons from around the U.S. for Ethicon.The most challenging surgical cases are revisions and many surgeons avoid taking on such cases. (These include: Band revisions; converting Bands, Sleeves, VBG's, and Nissens to alternative procedures; re-making bypasses to correct restriction and pouch size; and fixing complications.) Dr. Snyder and his team have a special interest in getting these patients back on track and their experience in this realm is unparalleled in the region. Dr. Snyder has found his patients results are dramatic ranging from life changing to life saving, and appreciates and is humbled by the honor and responsibility of caring for his patients who are struggling with this often debilitating condition.Dr. Snyder is also an internationally published author of Full: A Life Without Dieting and is an active member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He works to help those who are not candidates for weight loss surgery with the new ORBERA Intragastric Balloon non-surgical weight loss system, a revolutionary weight loss product that combines comprehensive nutritional coaching and support with a non-permanent, same-day outpatient balloon procedure. Dr. Snyder and his endoscopy partner, Dr. Dan Seigel, are the first in the region to perform the Intragastric Balloon procedure for effective weight loss management, and has unmatched expertise in the program"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Snyder "Dr. Snyder's weight loss surgery training is both comprehensive and methodical. He believes that  in the appropriate patient  the surgical treatment of morbid obesity is the essential therapy that can cure a myriad of ills."

3  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

18  Conditions Treated

32  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Miami / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Preceptorship
    Other Education | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Snyder has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Snyder's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Snyder to family and friends
62 total reviews (31 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (62)

  • 5
    (54)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Snyder's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (31)

He was very personable and attentive to my medical needs.
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Dr Snyder goes above and beyond for his patients - even giving you his personal cell phone number, which I have used and he has responded to on many occasions! I absolutely recommend him for your bariatric surgery. He ultimately wants his patients to succeed and will support you the whole way...more
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Thank you, we appreciate your choosing the Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery for your health care needs. We sincerely appreciate your kind remarks.

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I would highly recommend Dr. Snyder and his staff. Everything went flawlessly.
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Thank you for your kind remarks. We feel privileged that you chose Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery for your health care needs.

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The team at Dr. Snyders office are all very efficient, knowledgeable and so friendly-- it made a nervous life changing decision very easy to make.
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Thank you, your comments are much appreciated and valued. We are very fortunate that out of all the Bariatric Clinics you chose Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery for your health care needs.

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Dr. SNYDER is patient focused on providing high quality care. He is through, compassionate and his practice is set up for sucess by providing educating to every patient during their process. Thank you Dr. SNYDER.
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