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Todd Eibes, MD, FACS

Todd Eibes, MD, FACS
515-327-2000 515-327-2000
Primary Clinic
Iowa Weight Loss Specialists - Des Moines
5901 Thornton Avenue
Suite 101
Des Moines, IA 50321
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Practice Information

Joined Iowa Specialty Hospital


Education & Professional Certification


University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1994 (medical)

Professional & Personal Interests

Leadership Roles

Dr. Todd Eibes is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the Midwest, having performed over 5,000 bariatric surgeries over the past 20 years. Eibes leads the team of medical experts at Iowa Weight Loss Specialists. Under Dr. Eibes's leadership, Iowa Weight Loss Specialists facilities has been named a Center of Excellence from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Previous to his role at Iowa Weight Loss Specialists, Eibes started and directed a weight loss program with a hospital in the Des Moines area for over 7 years. He grew the program from 50 surgeries per year to nearly 500 surgeries annually.

Hobbies and Personal Interests

An Iowa native, enjoys lifting weights, inspiring others to enjoy fitness, loves to play poker, hang with his family, travel.

Patient Comments

December 6, 2023

No issues

November 22, 2023

I had some friends that have had Dr. Eibes for their surgeon and have had nothing but good and positive things to say about him.

October 29, 2023

Told me everything that was going to happen and what I need to do.

October 15, 2023

My experience was great. Just concerned about my laryngeal spasms during surgery. Dr is going to discuss it with anesthesiologist

August 25, 2023


August 14, 2023

Comfortable and informative

July 13, 2023

I was really impressed with the services provided to me. All my questions were answered and I feel confident in the care they provided

July 12, 2023

I was recommended by a former patient! I was very impressed!

June 15, 2023

The best experience with doctors and nurses I have ever had!

May 24, 2023

Dr Eibes really took time to answer questions about my health concerns and family history. Very easy to talk to!

May 18, 2023

All good. Thank you

March 23, 2023

I would highly recommend this.

March 1, 2023

He was thorough and clear. I appreciate how confident he is and you can tell he has plenty of experience, which obviously is reassuring when you are choosing to have someone perform surgery on you :)

February 24, 2023


February 21, 2023

I felt very informed and like it was all about me not blanket statements. This made me feel a huge amount of trust from the very moment of meeting

October 28, 2022

I have already recommended your services to other individuals I know.

September 5, 2022

Very good

September 2, 2022


August 19, 2022

I am pleased so far

August 6, 2022

I would highly recommend them.

August 5, 2022

Doctor was great! Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He know his stuff!

July 29, 2022

Excellent, informative and efficient care!

July 22, 2022

Everyone was so friendly and helpful.

July 13, 2022

Amazing people to work with

July 2, 2022

Dr. Eibes was great in the way he answered questions so I could understand

May 27, 2022

Everyone I spoke to was kind and took the time to make sure they explained everything and answered my questions thoroughly.

May 25, 2022

All good experience

May 17, 2022

Dr. Eibes explained all risks in detail and explained the surgery and timeline well. He also encouraged me to ask questions and answered and addressed all concerns I had. I really felt like he was willing to go over anything with me and I was encouraged by that.

May 3, 2022

This was the most pro-active doctor visit I have ever attended. Honest information without judgment.

April 24, 2022

I heard about Iowa surgery through my hairdresser in swea city Iowa. She knew of three close friends that had excellent feedback and positive stories ffom your clientele. The three gals said that your team of staff was professional and you conducted the surgery in stages for a successful outcome. Mentally, nutritionally, physically, etc

March 30, 2022

All of my questions from check-in to check-out were answered thoroughly and professionally. I have already recommended multiple people to your clinic. It has been some of the best care I have received in years.

February 25, 2022

Dr Eibes was super friendly, comforting, and easy to talk to. He was very informative, and answered the few questions we had thoroughly. He made me feel much more confident about having surgery, which is something I'm nervous about.

January 28, 2022

Dr. Eibes was very informative, very sincere and appreciated his honesty and not pushing alternate types of weight loss procedures unlike my visit with another hospital surgeon.

December 26, 2021

I had a positive experience and will refer others

December 10, 2021

No problems.

November 28, 2021

Dr. Eibes was very upfront and talked to us like normal people.

November 21, 2021

Excellent communication skills!

October 12, 2021

This was the first time a provider acted like they believed me regarding my attempts at eating healthy and inability to lose weight.

September 24, 2021

This was one of the first times I've been to a doctor appointment where I didn't feel shamed or embarrassed about my situation with my weight. I was treated with respect and care from all of the people I spoke with. You don't know how wonderful that does make a person feel. So often those who struggle with their weight are treated less than, and this office did not do that at all. I'm beyond thankful for that--and for finding a way to help me live longer and healthier with a group of wonderful people.
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