Medical Services

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program

 Surgery Options
Who Qualifies 
Our Team
More Information
Gastric Balloon
 Support Groups

Welcome to Mercy’s Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBS) Program! We have a multi-disciplinary team of a board certified bariatric surgeon, program director, dietitian, physical therapist, bariatric nurse, mental health care provider, and support groups to help you to lose weight, maintain weight loss and regain your health. Our program is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program. We provide a sensitive and comfortable environment to help ensure long-term success. Thanks for stopping by our site!  Please make yourself at home, watch our patient seminar video, contact us with questions, and let us help you on your journey to regained health!

Why bariatric surgery?

Once a person is severely obese, the likelihood that he or she will lose enough weight by dietary means alone and remain at a healthy BMI is estimated at 3% or less. (Gastrointestinal surgery for severe obesity: national Institute of health consensus Development Conference Statement. Am J Clin Nutr 1992.)

Mercy now offers the gastric balloon! Learn more.



To get started, you can: 

  • Talk to your insurance carrier
  • Talk to your primary care physician 
  • *No referral is required before starting the process*

Mercy Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program
540 E. Jefferson Street, Suite 205
Iowa City, Iowa 52245
Phone 319-688-7693
Fax 319-688-7881

 Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.