Timothy Brown, M.D., Surgeon

Timothy Brown, M.D.

Colorado Choice BariatricsSurgeon

My name is Timothy Brown, and I am a weight loss (bariatric) surgeon. My passion for surgical weight loss began in 1992 with my first job as a practicing surgeon. At the time I was an active military officer and working at a large Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. My surgical partner was Dr. Scott Shikora, M.D., and we both were interested in weight loss surgery.

Today, Dr. Shikora, M.D. is the director for one of the largest surgical weight loss programs on the east coast. At the time, all surgical weight loss operations were performed through a large incision, were a type of gastric bypass, and performed in hospitals.

Early in my career I realized that bariatric surgeons were in short supply compared to the number of patients who could benefit from surgery as only 2-3 percent of potential patients ever get surgery. Over the years the operations have changed, and the surgical incisions have gotten smaller. Today, patients can have weight loss surgery through small laparoscopic incisions or even a single incision.

In my practice alone there are thousands of patients who have successful careers and lead normal lives after weight loss surgery. The two common procedures today include sleeve gastrectomy and single anastomosis duodenal switch. Laparoscopic gastric bands and gastric bypass procedures are becoming a thing of the past.

As these surgeries have evolved so have the methods of patient preoperative preparation, surgical technique, and postoperative care. What used to require large hospitals and expensive bariatric programs now only requires a dedicated surgical office and surgery center.

My weight loss surgery practice provides the most up-to-date weight loss surgery care in Colorado with all patients having same day surgery. They go home in about three hours or less. We have done a deep dive and discovered the recipe for patient success while other practices in Colorado still rely on 1-2-day hospital stays of overnight recovery.

Patients and their families will enjoy an affordable experience in beautiful Cañon City, Colorado with all its endearing and exciting activities. 

Martha Sunderman, Office Manager

Martha Sunderman

Colorado Choice BariatricsOffice Manager

Martha Sunderman grew up moving all around the United States and in Holland. She was drawn to Colorado by the beautiful mountains, temperate climate and small town feel of Canon City and moved here in 2003.

Martha has a lifetime of experience working in the medical field and enjoys working in a professional, caring, compassionate manner. Martha enjoys spending time with her husband of over 3 decades, 2 dogs, camping, 4 wheeling, kayaking and spending time with friends and family. She has one grown son and a daughter-in-law.

Andrea Tenorio, Nurse

Andrea Tenorio

Colorado Choice BariatricsNurse

Andrea Tenorio is a lifelong resident of Canon City. She has dedicated over 20 years to the medical field and has been a registered nurse since 2012.

Andrea's experience in the perioperative fields allows her to have great compassion for those going through all phases of surgery. She also has extensive experience working with bariatric patients since 2004. Andrea enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, along with 4 dogs. They love to travel as a family as well as fishing and being outdoors.

Rebecca  Wallace, RN, BSN, Arkansas Valley Surgery Center Nurse

Rebecca Wallace, RN, BSN

Colorado Choice BariatricsArkansas Valley Surgery Center Nurse

Rebecca Wallace became a resident of Canon City in 2010 and has been working in the medical field within the community ever since. A graduate of the local nursing program here in Canon City, she continued on with her education to receive her Bachelor's in Nursing.

With a fascination for the surgical field, Becca began working in the OR, and loved it. It was after she accepted a position with the Arkansas Valley Surgery Center in 2018 that Becca felt at home. It was AVSC that Becca acquired her passion for the entire spectrum and continuity of care for the surgical patient. She continues to develop in her leadership role in quality, safety and evidence-based practice.

She strives for the best possible patient outcomes on a daily bases. Becca has passion for giving back and being involved in her community. She holds a special place in her heart for the Orchard of Hope and was an active board member with them for four years. She continues to support the efforts of this non-profit organization which gives support to those in the community fighting cancer.

Becca and her husband, Jim, have five kids. They love watching their kids perform in plays or concerts, and try to attend all of their sporting events. In their spare time, Becca and Jim enjoy spending time with friends and family and being outdoors. Watersports at the lake, playing in the pool, camping, riding motorcycles, watching sports, traveling and diving are some of their favorite things to do together. 

Colorado Choice Bariatrics

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For patients suffering from obesity and its associated health challenges, weight-loss surgery is an opportunity to improve both the quality and the quantity of life itself. Dr. Timothy Brown, M.D. is an expert in helping patients lose weight and overcome many of the health problems associated with obesity: diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and other related health problems.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy from Dr. Brown, M.D. is minimally invasive surgery is a surgical procedure that allows for patients to leave the surgery center on the same day they were admitted for the procedure. At Colorado Choice Bariatrics, our goal has always been to be on the forefront of health and wellness by creating a Colorado bariatric practice far from ordinary.

Lose the Weight. Regain Your Life.

Knowing where to start with bariatric surgery can be confusing. You may have questions about the process, finding a good bariatric doctor, insurance coverage, and what weight loss procedure is best for you. The best way to get started is to schedule a consultation. Talking with us will help you understand your weight loss surgery options, recovery time, complications, and risks. Many chronic conditions can be improved or eliminated through surgical weight loss.

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