We're a proud partner of Iowa Weight Loss Specialists! Iowa Specialty Hospital partners with Iowa Weight Loss Specialists to offer weight loss surgery to our patients. Through a coordinated effort of highly trained specialists including our surgeon and the medical team, dietitians, psychiatric providers, exercise specialists, and even providing access to bariatric support groups after your surgery, we can give people a second chance at living a healthy and productive life. Because of this outstanding commitment, Iowa Weight Loss Specialists has been named a Center of Excellence from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).
Weight Loss Surgery, or bariatric surgery, includes a variety of procedures performed for weight loss purposes. Iowa Specialty Hospital offers Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, which involves removing approximately 75% of the stomach laparoscopically, so the stomach takes the shape of a sleeve. This helps with weight loss by restricting food intake.
Bariatric sleeve surgery promotes weight loss by decreasing hunger and restricting food intake. After surgery, your bariatric surgeon and support team will provide you with additional resources to help you keep the weight off. If you’re considering surgery for losing weight, our free weight loss class is the best place to start!