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Weight Loss Surgery

Our focus at Iowa Weight Loss Specialists is to help each and every patient reach their weight loss goals. We are so proud to be able to share our patient’s success stories with others to show that it is possible to live a happier, healthier life!

Read below to see what our patients who have experienced weight loss surgery are saying.

 

Suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure and back pain, Marta decided to have a vertical sleeve gastrectomy.

Marta says: “I have so much more energy now and I want to be active!”

186 lbs. lost to date*

 

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*Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

Marta Addo - Surgery: August 2013

Anita’s excess weight and high blood pressure were putting a strain on her career. After having the surgery, she no longer has to have a physical every three months for work – saving her time and money.

Anita says: “I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results!”

95 lbs. lost to date*

 

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*Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

Anita Moore - Surgery: March 2016

Before surgery, stress injuries on Mark’s joints prevented him from exercising. Now he runs over three miles several days a week!

Mark says: “At first I was skeptical that surgery would work for me, but it has given me a new life."

105 lbs lost to date*

 

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*Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

Mark Lowe - Surgery: December 7, 2015

After hearing about another person’s experience and thinking back on all the times she had tried to lose weight in the past, Molly decided to attend an informational meeting and schedule her surgery with Iowa Weight Loss Specialists.

Molly says: “You won’t regret it! It’s the best decision I could’ve ever made.”

93 lbs lost to date*

 

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*Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

Molly Rowe - Surgery: October 12, 2015

Shelley knew that she was done being overweight when she no longer had the energy to play with her son. Now she can easily get up and down off the floor and run around in the back yard with him.

Shelley says: “I feel like I can conquer the world!”

102 lbs lost to date!*

 

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*Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

Shelley Gaston - Surgery: July 6, 2015

Before surgery, Stormy was barely able to walk up stairs or exercise. Now she is running and exercising almost every day!

Stormy says: “I haven’t once regretted my decision to have surgery with Iowa Weight Loss Specialists.”

134 lbs lost to date!*

 

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*Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

Stormy Bascue-Fish - Surgery: July 2015

At high risk for heart disease and diabetes, and finding it difficult to maneuver around the free dental service bus where she worked serving school children, Faith decided it was time for a change.

Faith says: “I am so sad when I think about the way I used to feel when I was overweight. I am so much happier now!”

92 lbs lost to date!*

 

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*Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

Faith Hahesy - Surgery: July 2015

When she realized she could not hold her daughter on her lap at a movie theater, Jennifer decided it was time to change her life.

Jennifer says: “This surgery has not only improved my self-confidence and self-worth but it has made me realize how lucky I am to have been able to have this procedure and to get control of my health."

75 lbs lost to date!*

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*Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

Jennifer Mendez - Surgery: May 2015


As a probation/parole officer, as well as a coach for high school football and wrestling, Chase Roller was motivated to live a more active and healthier life. But his weight (and the strain on his arthritic hip the weight caused) was holding him back. Now he says his only regret is not having the surgery 10 years ago.

Chase says: “I’d refer my mother to Dr. Eibes if she needed this surgery – that’s how much I trust this team.”

160 lbs lost to date!*

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*Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

Chase Roller - Surgery: April 2015

Meet Jennifer Nizzi. After trying diets her entire life and always gaining the weight back, Jennifer chose weight loss surgery.

She says: “It was the best decision I’ve ever made for myself and my family!”

62 lbs lost to date!*

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*Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

Jennifer Nizzi - Surgery: April 2015

After 30 years of trying every diet that existed, Lisa decided it was time for a change.

Today, she’s 80 pounds lighter, her health has improved, and she no longer needs medication. Her elevated energy levels mean she can now go hiking and biking with her husband and kids.

73 lbs. lost to date!*

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*Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

Lisa Beck - Surgery: October 2014

Julia, concerned about the effect her unhealthy lifestyle was having on her children, decided to make a change!

"Since surgery, I feel fantastic... I am able to keep up with my kids, I'm off medications, and I haven't felt this good in 15 years! I am so grateful for IWLS and their tools to help me achieve my weight loss goals."

90 lbs. lost to date!*

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*Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

Julia Roose - Surgery: October 2014

As a funeral director, Pearce was horrified at the number of people he saw who died too young from health conditions related to obesity. At 330 lbs himself, he needed to make a change.

Now, for the first time in 20 years, Pearce loves the person he sees in the mirror and feels confident he’ll be living a long, happy life.

125 lbs. lost to date!*

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*Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

Pearce Powers - Surgery: August 2014

Iowa Weight Loss Specialists opened in July 2014. Our very first patient was Steve Simonin, President & CEO of our hospital site, Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics.

Steve says: "For the most part, people are just really wanting to know if it was worth it, and I can tell you for me it DEFINITELY was!”

75 lbs. lost to date!*

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*Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

Steve Simonin - Surgery: July 2014
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