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Iowa Specialty Hospital, located in Belmond, Iowa, is proud to announce that its bariatric surgery program, provided by Iowa Weight Loss Specialists located in West Des Moines, has received a Blue Distinction® Center designation by Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield®. Blue Distinction® Centers are nationally designated health care facilities shown to deliver quality specialty care based on objective measures, which were developed with input from the medical community, for patient safety and better health outcomes.
“We are incredibly proud of our bariatric program,” commented Iowa Weight Loss Specialists’ bariatric surgeon Dr. Todd Eibes. “We are a highly experienced team of medical professionals who treat all aspects of obesity. Obesity is a disease that literally affects how your entire body works. Being overweight causes numerous diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnea to name a few. We work as a team to evaluate the best options, such as medicine or surgery, to guide patients to a healthy lifestyle and to cure many of their weight-related diseases. Our program has served well over 500 patients in the last 18 months and our goal is to give these patients the healthy lives they deserve.”