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Weight Loss Surgery Des Moines IA

Local resource for evaluating weight loss surgery in Des Moines. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to bariatric surgeons, lap band surgery, weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery and gastric bypass surgery, as well as advice on weight loss, diet and exercise, nutrition programs and portion control.

Mark Reece
(515) 241-8030
1215 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Douglas S. Parks
(515) 267-1776
6000 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Scott Matthew Shumway, MD
(515) 247-8400
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Advocate Illinois Masonic Med, Chicago, Il; St Joseph Hosp & Hlthcare Ctr, Chicago, Il
Group Practice: Iowa Orthopaedic Ctr Pc

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Brenton B Koch
(515) 277-5555
535 40th St
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck

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Jeffrey Scott Carithers, MD
(515) 277-5555
535 40th St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Iowa Methodist Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: Carithers Facial Surgery

Data Provided By:
Eugene Cherny
(515) 254-2265
10611 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


Data Provided By:
Catherine Chatal, MD
2000 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1992

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Robert Terrance Brown, MD
(515) 274-9135
3901 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1966

Data Provided By:
Ronald Steven Bergman
(515) 222-1111
2000 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Dr.Ronald Bergman
(515) 222-1111
2000 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Des Moines IA.
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.3, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Bariatric Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery has been gaining popularity over the past several years, and may be available to you as a tool for weight loss. The American Society for Bariatric Surgery and the National Institutes of Health estimate that in 2005, 170,000 Americans underwent this operation. This is up significantly from 63,000 in 2002. Undoubtedly, the popularity of this surgery was fed by the publicity surrounding TV weatherman Al Roker’s and singer Carnie Wilson’s participation. Their results were dramatic.

However, this is really a last resort measure. Gastric bypass surgery is major surgery and, as such, has all the risks associated with any other invasive procedure. It should not be considered unless other less invasive means of weight loss have been given your full effort but still not helped you achieve a stable reduction in your weight. The Roux-en-Y is the most commonly performed gastric bypass operation. The procedure involves two steps: (1) Sectioning off a small segment of your stomach so that you can only take in small amounts of food, and (2) Cutting and reattaching a portion of your small intestine to this new small stomach, thereby reducing the amount of nutrients and calories you absorb from the food that you do eat.

To qualify for this procedure, potential patients must meet criteria set by the National Institutes of Health. For example, a person must have a minimum BMI of 40, or a BMI of 35 with associated co-morbidities. In addition, prospective patients are required to have tried other weight loss methods or treatments already.

Although you must discuss this with your doctor, and ultimately your surgeon, to know whether you qualify for the surgery, here are the general guidelines...

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