What are My Options?

Non-surgical (Healthy Lifestyles) 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 (healthy lifestyles) options to help our patients.


Weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) can be a very beneficial procedure, and is the beginning of a lifelong commitment to health. Because there are different types of bariatric surgery, it is important to consider a number of factors before selecting the procedure that is best for you.

Surgical Weight Loss

Bariatric surgery can be a life changing procedure with the potential goal of decreasing your weight by at least 50% of 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.  




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UnityPoint Clinic Weight Loss offers a non-surgical, medically supervised weight loss program. Our Healthy Lifestyles Program is designed to help you feel better and live the life you've always imagined. The supportive program provides our patients with a comprehensive approach to weight loss focused on long-term results.

Healthy Lifestyles Weight Loss Program

Our Healthy Lifestyles Weight Loss Program offers patient-centered weight management strategies. Through our program, patients receive individualized meal plans and physical activity recommendations along with coaching through behavior changes 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 healthy lifestyle 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. 



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