Gastric Sleeve Surgeons in Iowa

Weight Loss Surgeons
We have one of the most successful and comprehensive programs for the treatment of the obese in the Midwest. Surgical options include gastric bypass, LAP-BAND, gastric sleeve, and gastric bypass revisions. Located in Grinnell, Iowa.
We are committed to lifelong treatment of morbid obesity and offer our patients a complete bariatric surgery team for their weight loss needs. The three surgeries we perform are gastric bypass, LAP-BAND, and gastric sleeve. Located in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Weight Loss Surgeons

Consumer Guide to WLS

Bariatric Surgeon

Bariatric Surgeon Training:


Choosing a qualified bariatric surgeon may seem a bit overwhelming, but knowing what to look for can help make the decision making process easier. When interviewing a potential bariatric surgeon, it is important to ask about the doctor's level of training and experience.

Legally, any medical doctor can perform an operation of any type, even without specialized training or experience in a particular field of medicine. If you are undergoing bariatric surgery, choose a doctor who is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery or the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.

Board-certification by these boards indicates that the doctor has gone through a specialized training program and has met certain standards in the field of surgery. In addition, choose a doctor that has completed a residency or a fellowship in bariatric surgery. A weekend course is not enough training to become a qualified bariatric surgeon.