July 1st marks our one-year anniversary here at Iowa Weight Loss Specialists (IWLS). Dr. Eibes’ first surgery was performed on July 21st. We have since performed over 150 sleeve gastrectomies and have visited with hundreds of patients in both our medical and surgical weight loss programs.
We started IWLS because we wanted to provide exceptional care, achieve outstanding patient satisfaction, and provide successful weight loss. We strongly believe that it takes an entire team to support patients through their weight loss journey.
If a patient is 30 lbs. overweight, he or she may only need some dietary counseling. However, when patients become 100 lbs. overweight or more (morbid obesity), they need a team of professionals. At this level, their obesity is impacting their overall health and multiple organ systems, along with potentially causing mental health issues. Our team provides education and formulates a customized plan on how to treat a patient’s obesity.
We chose to partner with Iowa Specialty Hospital (ISH) to develop a comprehensive weight loss program due to the high level of patient satisfaction in their organization. The hospital has won numerous national awards for patient satisfaction. Recently remodeled, ISH has state-of-the-art equipment and rooms specifically designed for obesity surgery. Our team works closely to educate the entire ISH staff on the needs and concerns of our weight loss patients. Every hospital employee takes their role very seriously and is proud to make a profound impact in the lives of our patients.
Each and every team member truly cares about our patients and we are excited to highlight just a few of those patients.