Rachel L. Moore, MD | Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery

Rachel L. Moore, MD



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About The Provider

Rachel L. Moore, MD, FACS, Dipl. ABOM has extensive experience in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical techniques and non-surgical weight loss procedures. She is widely recognized as a leader in metabolic medicine and surgery, as well as a tireless advocate for patients with the chronic disease of obesity. 

Although new to Denver, she is in her twentieth year of practice as a high-volume bariatric surgeon and has been treating obesity since 2002. Dr. Moore is double board-certified in both surgery and obesity medicine, and endoluminal obesity treatments have been her special research interest. 

Dr. Moore was elected by her peers to be a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Executive Council, an exclusive group of outstanding bariatric surgeons in the United States and served on the Executive Council for four years. She is currently the co-chair of the ASMBS Program Committee. Dr. Moore frequently speaks at scientific meetings across the country and internationally. She was the founding President of the Louisiana chapter of ASMBS, and is the immediate past-President of the Louisiana chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Her interest in new technology has led to a seat on the board of the Surgical Disruptive Technology Summit which is now partnered with the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) “Next Big Thing” annual meeting. 

What sets Dr. Moore apart, in addition to her professional accomplishments, is her devotion to personalized care. She offers a comprehensive range of treatment options, including medical weight loss, non-surgical options, and laparoscopic surgeries such as gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. Dr. Moore meets with each patient and takes into account their personal story, medical history, surgical history and their goals while working with them to determine the best course of treatment.

Dr. Moore attended the University of Alabama as a Presidential Scholar and graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. She went on to complete her general surgery residency at Louisiana State University in New Orleans where she met her husband, bariatric surgeon Michael Thomas. They recently celebrated their twentieth anniversary, and they have sons aged 17 and 14 and an eleven-year-old daughter.

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Education &

  • Lousiana State University

    General Surgery Residency - 2002

  • UAB School of Medicine

    Medical School - 1997

  • University of Alabama

    Undergraduate Degree - 1992

& Ratings:


Compassionate, attentive and genuinely cares for the well-being of her patients. As a nurse, I am very selective in my physician decisions. I chose her to be my surgeon and never second guessed that decision. Her office staff are a positive reflection of how she runs her practice, and all want only the best for their patients. A fine choice if beginning the weight loss journey! She will be your biggest cheerleader.


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