Mercy Bariatric Center/Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Surgical Review Corporation. The ASMBS Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.
Mercy Bariatric Center offers three surgeries: Gastric Bypass, Lap Band and Sleeve Gastrectomy. The decision of weight loss surgery is important, and the team of Mercy Bariatric Center places your best interest first by providing you the education, counseling and personalized care needed to make the right decision for you.
If you are considering bariatric surgery, consider these facts from the ASMBS:
Only patients considered morbidly obese (having a body mass index greater than 40) or those with debilitating co-morbidities are candidates for bariatric surgery.
Surgical options are a last resort for morbidly obese patients.
Bariatric surgery is not a quick fix; surgery is most effective when paired with such lifestyle changes as diet and exercise. Patients are encouraged to deal with emotional and psychological issues that may have contributed to their condition.
According to the National Institute of Health, bariatric surgery is the only effective therapy for morbid obesity and its complications. A variety of surgical procedures can provide previously full remission of many co-morbidities, such as diabetes, asthma, cardiopulmonary failure, infertility and stress incontinence.
While complications are possible in any surgery, the rate of complications from surgery performed at a ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence are low.
For more information, please call: 641-428-7799 or 1-866-775-6155