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Weight Loss Surgery Ottumwa IA

Local resource for evaluating weight loss surgery in Ottumwa. 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.

Guest, Angela - Ent Of Southeast Iowa Pc
(641) 684-0044
1106 Pennsylvania Ave
Ottumwa, IA
 
Ent of Southeast Iowa Pc
(641) 684-0044
1106 Pennsylvania Ave
Ottumwa, IA
 
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


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Dr.David Robbins
(515) 221-9999
5901 Westown Parkway #250
West Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Mercy
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Grant S Hamilton
(319) 356-2201
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck

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Anderson, Kurt M MD - Ent Of Southeast Iowa Pc
(641) 684-0044
1106 Pennsylvania Ave
Ottumwa, IA
 
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


Data Provided By:
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


Data Provided By:
William Dale Franks Jr, MD
10611 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1996

Data Provided By:
Dr.David Congdon
(319) 833-5970
1753 W Ridgeway Ave # 111
Waterloo, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, 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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