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Iowa Specialty Hospital and Iowa Weight Loss Specialists Celebrating First Year in Partnership

July 1, 2015

Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics is proudly celebrating their one year anniversary with partners Iowa Weight Loss Specialists.  To date, over 150 gastric sleeve operations have been performed as a result of this partnership.

Iowa Weight Loss Specialists sees patients at both Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond and their West Des Moines location.  Options for patients include medical weight loss which combines consultations with medical providers, diet and exercise planning, and prescription weight loss medication, if necessary.   In addition, surgical weight loss using the gastric sleeve method is available.  The Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy removes between 70 – 80% of a patient’s stomach which suppresses the appetite and controls portion sizes.  This procedure also removes the hunger hormone, grehlin, causing the patient to no longer feel hunger.

“Our partnership with Iowa Weight Loss Specialists allows us to bring more options to our patients,” stated Amy McDaniel, Belmond CEO.  “We’re pleased to work directly with them to help our patients reduce health complications and achieve a healthier lifestyle.” 

To learn more about Iowa Weight Loss Specialists, please visit or call 515-327-2000.


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