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Our Bariatric Surgeon

Denver Bariatric Surgeon Richard Tillquist, M.D.

Dr. Rick Tillquist, Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Rick Tillquist of Colorado Bariatric Surgery is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in bariatric surgery. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and performed cancer research at both the University of Colorado Medical Center and the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Tillquist then earned his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and completed a general surgery internship and residency at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Tillquist has more than 20 years of experience in bariatric surgery, performing adjustable gastric banding (Lap® Band and Realize® Band), Roux-en-Y (RNY) gastric bypass surgery (traditional and laparoscopic) and vertical sleeve gastrectomy. He also has continued interest in all areas of general surgery, including hernia, gallbladder, colon, thyroid, parathyroid, hiatal hernia, and other advanced laparoscopic surgeries.

Hear from Dr. Tillquist about the Bariatric Surgery Center at Swedish: