Our program offers Surgical Weight Loss and Medical Weight Loss (non-surgical) options. Both programs are covered by insurances and do not have a program fee. Our programs were designed to reduce risks associated with long term health problems, reduce joint pain, reduce medical costs, improve energy levels and help you live a longer life! We are now offering Telemedicine Consultations!
The Gastric Sleeve procedure is now the most popular weight loss surgery performed in the United States. The surgery involves removing approximately 75% of the stomach laparoscopically so that the stomach takes the shape of a sleeve, which helps with weight loss by decreasing hormone levels that stimulate appetite and restricting food intake.
The decision to consider weight loss surgery is an important one that should not be taken lightly. It is a lifelong commitment both by the patient and the surgical team.
Surgery is not a quick fix but the most effective tool to help suppress appetite and to control portion size to a level that will allow people who are morbidly obese to lose a significant amount of weight. It is the first step in a lifelong journey back to health.
Medical weight loss is our non-surgical program. Our Medical Weight Loss program is a unique and effective solution to weight loss. Our team is experienced in providing individualized care led by medical professionals who will monitor your weight related medical conditions and work with your family doctor. We will evaluate the types and amounts of food that you are eating. We will work with you to come up with a sustainable meal plan that is right for you. We will use tools such as metabolic rate testing and body composition analysis to monitor and track your progress. Our medical professionals are also experts in the use of appetite suppressing medications to aid you in your journey.
At Iowa Weight Loss Specialists we want to help you make life-long changes. We believe in a real food approach, teaching you to make healthy food choices for a lifetime, not just for a few weeks or months. While fad diets may lead to weight loss, it is often very difficult to maintain. Changing your lifestyle is the best way to lose weight and to keep it off, and we believe that long-lasting results are achieved by making small changes over time.