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Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program

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Welcome to Mercy’s Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBS) Program! We have a multi-disciplinary team 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. 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.)

To get started, you can: 

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

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

Office Hours

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