Finding a Good Gastric Bypass Surgeon in Iowa
Iowa has 118 hospitals to serve its population. Of these hospitals, University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City is the top-ranking hospital. It is nationally ranked in seven adult specialties and eight children’s specialties and high performing in six procedures/conditions. Genesis Medical Center in Geneva is the number two rated hospital in the “Hawkeye State” with its high performance in five procedures/conditions. Another notable Iowa hospital is UnityPoint Health- St. Luke’s which is high performing in seven procedures/conditions. All three hospitals have bariatric centers for patients wishing to undergo weight loss surgery.
Iowa has two accredited medical schools within its 56,272 square miles: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. When it comes to healthcare professionals, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation reported that in 2016 the state had more than 50,500 professionally active nurses. As for physicians, the foundation reported that there were 7,710 practicing doctors. Of these 4,045 were primary care doctors and 3,665 were specialty physicians.
Top Cities for Gastric Bypass Surgery in Iowa
Health Insurance in Iowa
The following insurance companies may cover gastric bypass surgery. However, patients considering gastric bypass surgery should contact the insurance company to discuss their policies and coverage details.
- Aetna (formerly Coventry)
- Gunderson (merging with Unity Health Insurance)