The clinical team at the Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery is committed to our patient’s overall health, wellness and weight-loss success. From nurse practitioners to dietitians, we work with you to create and execute a long-term health plan that’s designed to fit your individual goals. Just as your diet, exercise and health interact to shape your lifestyle, our staff is in constant contact to ensure all of your physical and emotional needs are met, and that all of your questions are answered.
Reneé is a Colorado native and has been in the bariatric specialty for over 15 years as a bedside nurse at Rose Medical Center before joining the Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery in spring 2020. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Northern Colorado and her Masters of Health Administration from Webster University. She did not look for bariatrics as a specialty – bariatrics found her. Reneé’s knowledge of her patients comes from years of post-op surgery experience. She loves seeing the smiles on her patients’ faces and hearing the stories about the things they couldn’t do before surgery that they are doing now. She’s honored to be a part of that process and she will be your biggest cheerleader during this journey: everything from tough love to congratulations along the way! Reneé’s niece is the light of her world and is so much fun to be around. She loves being “Aunt Nee”. She and her husband have 3 dogs, 1 cat, 2 horses and enjoy living away from town. They like camping in the summer, taking road trips on their Harley, and long walks on the beach.
Victoria earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Vermont. Currently, she is the office Registered Nurse, and has been part of the Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery team since 2021. Her previous experience includes serving as an inpatient Bariatric Nurse at Rose Medical Center and 4 years of experience as an orthopedic nurse at the University of Vermont Medical Center.
Sarah graduated from Regis University with her BSN in nursing in 2015. She began her nursing career at Rose medical center in 2016 on the Surgical floor. This is where she was first introduced to bariatric patients and quickly found a passion for working with these patients. Sarah became a member of Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery’s team in 2019. She is inspired by the patients’ journeys to improve their health and wellness. In her free time, Sarah enjoys cooking and going to the gym. Being a Colorado native, she also enjoys all of the outdoor activities that the state has to offer.
Caida earned her bachelor’s degree in the science of nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi. Currently, she is one of the office's Registered Nurses, and has been part of the Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery team since 2020. Her passion for bariatrics started because a very close family member to her had bariatric surgery and she loved to see what a positive impact it had on her loved one's life. Her previous experience includes two years as a medical surgical nurse on a neurology stroke unit at Mobile Infirmary in Mobile, AL.
Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Bethel College, having previously earned an associate degree in nursing from Hesston College. Currently, she is the Office Registered Nurse, and has been part of the Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery team since 2007. Her previous experience includes serving as a camp nurse during the summer, a term in the multi-trauma unit at Swedish Medical Center, and nursing for Denver Health Medical Center in their nursery. Amanda also has a bariatric success story of her own. She first met Dr. Snyder in 2006 when she decided to undergo the Gastric Band procedure, losing 100 pounds in the first year. In 2012, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy after being told for more than a decade that she couldn’t because of her weight. With such a personal connection to the practice, she is the first to remind patients that bariatric surgery is a process; the changes don’t happen overnight. Sometimes you don’t realize how all the small changes are equaling that big change in your life. For Amanda, watching the patients do things they haven’t done for so long is the most rewarding part of her job.