Wheaton Iowa welcomes Nicholas Kuiper, DO, to Covenant Clinic General and Bariatric Surgery posted 10/4/2018 in News Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Iowa (Wheaton Iowa) is pleased to welcome Nicholas Kuiper, DO, to Covenant Clinic General and Bariatric Surgery. He started with the team at the beginning of October.Dr. Kuiper is excited to be in the Cedar Valley and doing what he feels he was made to do. "I chose a career in medicine, specifically general and bariatric surgery, for the chance to combine my critical thinking skills with my ability to graciously use my hands to help people at times when they need it the most," he says. "The Cedar Valley is a beautiful part of Iowa with many opportunities, both professionally and personally, and I look forward to connecting with others here."Dr. Kuiper received his medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005. He completed an internship at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines in 2006 and his General Surgery Residency at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines in 2010. Prior to coming to Covenant Clinic, Dr. Kuiper was a Partner of Surgical Associates in Grinnell, performing bariatric, robotic and general surgery. He was Trauma Director and served on the hospital Board of Directors at Grinnell Regional Medical Center and was Director of Surgery at Marengo Memorial Hospital. He has also been an adjunct instructor of General Surgery at Des Moines University since 2010.Outside of work, Dr. Kuiper enjoys golfing, kayaking and woodworking. He lives in Cedar Falls and has three children, ages three, six and ten.You will find Dr. Kuiper at the Covenant Clinic General and Bariatric Surgery office at the Midwest Institute of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery™ located in Sartori Memorial Hospital, 515 College Street, Suite 2800 in Cedar Falls, 319-268-3990.