Phone: 303-662-1191

Address: 10099 Ridgegate Parkway
Conifer Building Suite 390
Lone Tree, CO


Dyann's Story:

Dr. Chae is soft spoken, but extremely knowledgeable and experienced. He has a genuine concern for his patients and their health. Not only does he go over the possible risks, but he has a video presentation to make explanation of the surgery more visual and easier to understand. Susie is so sweet and accommodating. I have a surgery date of August 1, 2005, and I will update this after I am home from the hospital .

Leon's Story:

I had Gastric Bypass June 21, 2012, and have been absolutely amazed with the results.  I have worked very hard to stay on the journey that Dr. Chae helped me to start, and I am grateful for the amazing help that the National Bariatric Center gave me.  I have never had any ill effects from the surgery, and have not been sick a day since it was performed. 

Leon after gastric bypass weight loss surgery.

Vicki's Story:

When I was in fifth grade I learned that my parents were getting a divorce. This devastated me. My parents were and still are a very integral part of my life. I didn't know how to deal with this experience and found that eating made me feel better… for a minute. I had always been a little chunky, but soon after that year I started to put on the pounds. I am very much an emotional eater. Whenever something is bothering me, I want to eat.

Vicki after weight loss surgery.

Tobi-Lynn's Story:

During the summer of 2008, I began to investigate bariatric surgery. I knew a woman who had the gastric band procedure and quizzed her at length. She gave me a helpful booklet from her surgeon, and then my mom introduced me to one of her neighbors who also had the procedure. Then I hit the internet and learned all I could, including the experience of different surgeons in my area. I decided I really wanted to do it -after almost 30 years of dieting, all I had done was lose a lot of weight to then gain it back.

Tobi-Lynn after weight loss surgery.

Tim's Story:

On October 6, 2006, I had my annual physical with my doctor. Although hypertension and diabetes had yet to find me, at 340 pounds, I was obese.

As a paramedic, I spend my days caring for patients of all types, with all complaints. My weight made my daily activities very difficult. I suddenly became aware of missed events and opportunities with family and friends because of my weight. I was on a path to shorten my life.

Tim after weight loss surgery.

Sharon's Story:

For most of my adult life I have worn a size 12 and had very low self-esteem. After my fifth back surgery, pain pills, patches and gadgets, I had gained 150 pounds in a year and a half. My doctors all told me that I needed to watch my eating and to exercise.

Sharon after weight loss surgery.

Shanolyn's Story:

My journey starts about 12 years ago. I was 314 pounds and very unhappy. I was on anxiety and depression medications and kept having panic attacks that would send me spiraling down. I couldn't function or take care of my family the way I should. It seemed they were taking care of me instead. I didn't want it to be that way so I tried diet after diet. I would lose some weight, but it always came back with a few extra pounds. And, when it came back, I would go into a depression again.

Shanolyn after weight loss surgery.

Sandra's Story:

My name is Sandra and I work at Sky Ridge in the Admissions Department. I decided last year that I was going to change my life and my health. I have a family history of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

I topped out at 257 pounds. I had high blood pressure and didn't want to progress to diabetes next. Two of my aunts, who were diabetic, had to get their legs amputated and the dialysis treatments they were enduring scared me. I wasn't able to do much because of the pain in my knees, feet and back.

Sandra after weight loss surgery.

Ron's Story:

My story began when I was very young and being inducted into the "Clean Plate Club." Many kids in my age group and older can remember not being allowed to leave the table until their plate was clean because there were starving kids somewhere in the world. You can't waste food! In addition, there was just a love of food in my family--especially around the holidays.

Ron after weight loss surgery.

Nancy's Story:

It was fourth grade and I was wearing my cute new pink pants. We were all standing in line to go to recess and the class bully said I looked like a pink pig and started making snorting sounds. This was a character defining moment; I chose to punch him in the nose as hard as I could. As he cried on the ground with a bloody nose, I became the cool girl who stood up to the bully but inside all I could do was cry. I never wore those pants again but kept up my façade up for the rest of my life. (Disclaimer: that was the first and only time I physically assaulted anyone).

Nancy after weight loss surgery.



"I have lost 210 pounds since the start of my journey. What I liked so much about Dr. Chae is that he is a follow up guy, he makes sure that you understand everything about the procedure and that all your questions are answered."

Bryan N.
Denver, CO

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March 1, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Sky Ridge Medical Center