Iowa Specialty Hospital is a proud partner of Iowa Weight Loss Specialists! Iowa Weight Loss Specialists offers both surgical weight loss and medical weight loss (non-surgical) options. Both weight loss programs aim to reduce the health risks associated with excess weight. Healthy weight loss can help cut medical costs, reduce joint pain, and help you live a longer life. Both surgical weight loss and non-surgical weight loss programs are covered by insurance.
Bariatric sleeve surgery promotes weight loss by decreasing hunger and restricting food intake. The Gastric Sleeve procedure is one of the most common weight loss surgeries performed in the United States. Bariatric surgery involves removing approximately 75% of the stomach, leaving it in the shape of a sleeve.
Medical weight loss is our non-surgical weight loss program led by a team of Nurse Practitioners. Your medical weight management team will work with you to create a personalized plan to meet your specific weight loss goals. Our weight loss team monitors your weight-related medical conditions and works with your family doctor to develop a weight loss plan.
Iowa Specialty Hospital offers a medical weight management program that can include:
Nutrition counseling with our dietitian
Medications for weight loss
Assistance with the surgical weight loss program
Research shows that to be successful a minimum of two years of support is necessary for weight maintenance. Our providers can also address issues that can affect weight such as sleep disorders,
emotional issues relating to food, thyroid imbalances, diabetes, PCOS, and other medical conditions.
Our weight management providers provide medical weight management before and after surgery,
clearance for weight loss surgery, and follow up with patients while they are in the hospital.
For more information on weight loss surgery, please visit our Weight Loss Surgery page.
For more information, please visit our Locations & Hours page.
To find a provider, please visit our Weight Management Providers page.