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Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)

Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s bariatric center is a MBSAQIP Accredited Comprehensive with Adolescent  Center, nationally recognized and accredited by the American College of Surgeons. This is the highest level of accreditation available. GRMC was the first Iowa hospital with this level of designation and one of the few rural hospitals in the country to have achieved this designation and maintained this level of excellence.

Expert surgeons from Surgical Associates have more than 30 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 is the only hospital in Iowa to offer weight-loss surgeries using the daVinci XI robotic surgical unit. Most surgeries are completed with minimally invasive procedures to give patients faster recovery, less pain, and less scaring. 

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.

When you seek the best care and outcomes, turn to the Grinnell Bariatric Center of Excellence. We care about you and your success. You're not a number at GRMC; you are a person who we want to help. 

If you would like more information about weight loss surgery, please call Surgical Associates at 641-236-4323, or visit

Surgeons Who Perform Weight Loss Surgery

  • David Coster, MD
  • Mathew Severidt, DO

Are you there yet?
Weight-loss surgery is a journey.  Our highly qualified staff of surgeons, dietitians, wellness specialists, and team of support people are here to join you. They are on your team; they will be the ones cheering you on through the entire process to help you reach your new YOU destination.  

Click here to find out more about bariatric surgery. 

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