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How do I choose the right weight loss surgeon?

Choosing your weight loss surgery surgeon is one of the most important decisions you can make in your journey to decide if surgery is right for you.  The process can seem daunting.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions about your provider's practice and experience, your life post-surgery, and anything else you’re concerned about. At Iowa Weight Loss Specialists, we’re here to address your concerns to ensure you are comfortable and confident with your decision.

Our dedicated bariatric surgeon, Dr. Todd Eibes, received his medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, training with Dr. Ed Mason who is considered one of the founding fathers of Bariatric surgery. An accomplished doctor for over 20 years, Dr. Eibes began performing bariatric surgery in 2001.

Dr. Eibes has performed over 500 gastric bypasses, 650 lap-bands, and over 2,800 sleeve gastrectomies. Dr. Eibes’ patients typically lose 60-70% of excess weight after surgery with hard work and ongoing support from our weight management team. Dr. Eibes’ risk for major complications fall within the national average of 1-2% occurrence rate.

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