Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s Bariatric Center of Excellence is nationally recognized and accredited as Level 1 by the American College of Surgeons. This is the highest level of accreditation available. GRMC is the only Iowa hospital with this level of designation and one of the few rural hospitals in the country to achieve this designation and maintained this level of excellence.
Expert surgeons from Surgical Associates have more than 20 years of experience helping individuals find hope and healing through bariatric surgery. Together, Surgical Associates and Grinnell Regional Medical Center are truly a center of excellence.
GRMC created an optimal healing environment for bariatric patients with equipment, furnishings, and services designed for a bariatric center of excellence. Our compassionate staff understands the needs of patients who come to GRMC.
Surgeons who perform weight loss surgery
Bariatric Psychotherapy Group
Pre- and post-bariatric surgery canidates may attend a weekly group psychotherapy program for patients at Surgical Associates, LLP. Bridget Baechtel, LISW, conducts group sessions from 5-7 p.m. every Thursday evening, at the Surgical Associates office, 122 Fourth Ave, Grinnell. Call 641-236-4323 to make an appointment to attend.