Reach Your Weight Loss Goals
Exercise more, eat less and drink more water. We have all heard these weight loss tips, but for some, reaching weight loss goals isn't so simple, especially when attempting to shed the pounds alone. That's why the experts at UnityPoint Clinic - Weight Loss are here to help. Through our non-surgical weight loss program and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) options, the providers and staff at our Des Moines office help patients achieve results and improve their health. If you are ready to be a healthier you, we are here to help!
Shedding Pounds with UnityPoint Clinic - Weight Loss
In Iowa, obesity affects one in three people. It affects how you look, how you feel and, more importantly, how long you live. Carrying excess weight increases your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other life-threatening medical conditions and obesity is now the largest contributor to preventable death in the United States.
But, it doesn't have to be - studies show significant weight loss may improve, or even resolve, these conditions.
Our weight loss team is among the best in the Des Moines area and includes a full-time dietitian, psychiatric counselor, nurse coordinator, physician assistant and surgeon. Through our coordinated approach, patients are able to lose weight in the safest, most effective way possible. Pre-screening assessment, unique weight loss plans, nutritional counseling and post-op support are all important parts of our comprehensive program.
Non-Surgical and Surgical Weight Loss
At UnityPoint Clinic - Weight Loss, we understand weight loss and weight management can be challenging. That is why we offer both surgical (bariatric surgery) and non-surgical options to help our patients.
Non-Surgical Weight Loss Program
Through our non-surgical weight loss plan, patients receive education, coaching and support to help reach weight loss goals. Patients who enroll in our Health Lifestyles Program meet regularly with the nurse practitioner, registered dietitian and exercise physiologist to monitor weight loss progress and learn lifelong diet habits and ways to incorporate exercise into daily life to sustain weight loss. Whether you want to lose 30 pounds or 100 pounds, our weight loss program is here to help you learn the necessary lifestyle changes to be successful.
Surgical Weight Loss
Weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) can be a life changing procedure. Bariatric surgery has the goal of decreasing your weight by at least 50% of your excess body weight and resolving any diseases that are being caused or worsened by excess weight. It is important to note that bariatric surgery is not a way to lose weight fast and requires dedication to proper diet and exercise.
There are a variety of bariatric surgeries that can be effective and are divided into groups by how they affect your digestive system. The three types of bariatric surgery performed at our Des Moines, Iowa office include Gastric Bypass, Lap-Band® and Gastric Sleeve.