MercyOne North Iowa Bariatric Surgery

: 910 N. Eisenhower Avenue, Mason City, IA 50401
: 641-428-2400

Obesity is no longer considered a cosmetic issue that is caused by overeating and a lack of self-control. The World Health Organization (WHO) now recognizes obesity as a chronic progressive disease resulting from multiple environmental and genetic factors. An individual is considered morbidly obese and is a candidate for surgery if he or she has a body mass index (BMI) of 35 to 40 and is experiencing morbid obesity-related health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, arthritis or a BMI of 40 or more.

BMI is a measure used to define overweight, obesity and morbid obesity and reflects the amount of excess body fat an adult has.

At Mason City Clinic, our bariatric surgeons, otherwise known as weight loss surgeons, provide a variety of bariatric and weight loss surgeries for patients to help people lose weight and restore their health and quality of life.

Bariatric and Weight Loss Surgeries

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass is a weight loss surgery in which the stomach is divided into two sections. One is a small upper pouch, which is connected to the small intestine so that during a small meal, food bypasses the stomach and causes a full, satisfied feeling. The second is the bypassed part of the stomach, which is left intact and may be used in the future if needed.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 15% of its original size by surgical removal of a large portion along the greater curvature, leaving a tube-like or “sleeve” shape. This weight loss surgery permanently reduces the size of the stomach, although there could be some dilation of the stomach later on in life. The procedure is not reversible. This surgery may be combined with the duodenal switch procedure that restricts absorption of calories and fat.

Our physicians can provide consultation to those patients who have had bariatric surgery in the past and are not satisfied or are having continued symptoms.

The Lap-Band®

Our physicians are experts in Lap-Band® surgery and will be glad to provide consultation regarding the procedure. If you have had a Lap-Band® in the past, our physicians and their team can work with you to optimize it through counseling, adjustments or surgery if needed.

Bariatrics Printable Forms:

Want to learn more? Watch this video by Dr. Matthew Fabian, Bariatric Surgeon.


To learn more about our bariatric surgery services, please call 641.428.2400 today or use our online form to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from Albert Lea, Algona, Belmond, Britt, Buffalo Center, Charles City, Clarion, Cresco, Emmetsburg, Forest City, Garner, Greene, Hampton, Iowa Falls, Lake Mills, Mason City, New Hampton, Northwood, Osage, Waverly and surrounding areas.

Request an Appointment
Patient Reviews

Physicians in

Patient Education

Services We Offer

Mason City Clinic is the first choice for comprehensive care

Our Misson

Why More Patients Choose Mason City Clinic For All Their Specialized Health Needs

World-class care, close to home. That's what people want. That's what Mason City Clinic delivers. Mason City Clinic's well-educated, highly credentialed and experienced physicians bring the latest technology and leading-edge procedures.

Specialty care close to home

Up-to-date. Down-to-earth. Close to home. Lots of great reasons to make Mason City Clinic
your first choice for all your family’s specialty healthcare needs.

250 S. Crescent Drive, Mason City, IA 50401

Tel: 641.494.5200

Toll Free: 800-622-1411

Fax: 641.494.5403

Driving Directions

2440 Bridge Avenue, Albert Lea, MN 56007

Tel: 641.494.5200

Fax: 641.494.5403

Driving Directions