Dr. David C. Longcope( M.D.)

( Colon & Rectal )


My BioGraphy


Dr. David Longcope grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts. He graduated Cum Laude from Colby College in Waterville, Maine where he majored in Chemistry. He performed his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Longcope completed his 5 years of general surgery training at the State University of New York in Syracuse. He then went on to do an additional year of fellowship training in Colon and Rectal Surgery at The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Dr. Longcope was in practice for 6 years in New Orleans as a colon and rectal surgeon and was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Tulane University.

He was forced to permanently move his practice to Colorado after hurricane Katrina in 2005 and joined Dr. Sgambati. Dr. Longcope specializes in laparoscopic surgery and instructs surgeons across the country on performing this advanced technique. He also has a special interest in anorectal disease and surgery for inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis), diverticulitis, and colorectal cancer.

Dr. Longcope is married and his interests include woodworking, hiking, biking, skiing, and running and he has finished the Leadville Trail 100 twice.


  • Colby College, B.A., Cum Laude, 1989
  • University of Vermont College of Medicine, MD, 1993
  • State University of New York, Syracuse, General Surgery Residency, 1998
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship, 1999

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery


  • Fellow, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Member, Denver Medical Society