Medical Services

Medical Services

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Team


Dr. Shireesh Sarabh
Dr. Shireesh Saurabh, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is the Medical Director for Mercy’s MBS Program. Dr. Saurabh is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He completed a Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; did his General Surgery residency at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, and received his medical education at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
Sara Maduka

Sara Maduka is the Mercy MBS Program Director. Sara will help you through every step of the process; from your first contact with our clinic through your post-operative support group gatherings, Sara wants to be with you through it all. She will advocate for you with your insurance carrier and answer all of your questions about Mercy’s bariatrics services.

Jen Clausen, RD, LD, is our dietitian. Jen will meet with you during your very first consultation with Dr. Saurabh and many times after to help you understand proper nutrition and how to eat after surgery.
Lori Smith, RN, is our clinic nurse.Lori will meet with you during every appointment you have with Dr. Saurabh and help you through the process in the clinic, including helping to answer medical questions, processing FML paperwork and more.
  Lydia Mossman, LISW, provides mental health care support for patients who request it, as well as mental health evaluations for patients prior to surgery.  Her practice is located at Mercy's Psychiatry Clinic: 2055 Oakdale Road Coralville, Iowa 52241 (Phone 319-688-7024).
Mercy Metabolic and Bariatric Program
540 E. Jefferson St. Ste. 205
Iowa City, Iowa 52245
Phone 319-688-7693
Fax 319-688-7881


For more information, email Sara Maduka, Program Director at or call 319-325-8739