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my name is Matt Glasscock I'm a general surgeon. I've been fellowship trained in advanced laparoscopy. we offer a broad spectrum of weight-loss surgical options at our program, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. these are all performed using a laparoscopic approach so that we can minimize the trauma associated with the operation. we also offer revisions of previous bariatric surgical operations which have failed. a good candidate is someone who is capable of dedicating his or her life to really embracing the lifestyle changes that have to be really married to the surgical procedure to achieve the best possible outcome. well this is the the feature of bariatric surgery that really interests me the most and in that so many of the diseases that that we see frequently and our patients are really a result of the underlying weight condition diseases such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hypertension and vascular disease, debilitating arthritis. all of these are developing in an accelerated fashion in the severely overweight individual which actually drives these processes to become more clinically damaging and so really the what I find to be the most enjoyable about this land of work is that with with one operation in a properly selected individual with good support and the preoperative understanding that they have to make very strict changes in how they live their lives. with one operation we can resolve all of these medical conditions, you see it's it's really wonderful but of course what's driving this whole process is being severely overweight and I'm talking specifically of the adult onset type 2 diabetes. and with with a resolution of the morbid obesity we we see an exceptionally high rate of resolution of diabetes and that means normal blood Sugar normal hemoglobin a1cs off of any medications used to biochemically lower a person sugar. and so that that right there is probably if I had to pick one reason why I do bariatric surgery it is it is to halt the incredible damage that's caused in the body by that by the condition of type 2 diabetes. the one factor which we really can't at least do any instrument that we have available now measure is is the impact on the quality of life. you know I look at surgery is restoring function and form and with with the incredible burden of excess weight that that our patients carry throughout everything they do the impact on their ability to function just normally to do normal everyday simple tasks is severely impaired. and this of course results in often that individual missing out on some of the things that those of us take for granted like getting on the floor and playing with your grandkids are running through the park with your kids or doing a day of ragbrai on your bicycle or just going to the grocery store getting out and moving around I mean all of these things if you could imagine having to carry such an incredible amount of weight through all of these activities of course the impact on the quality of life which which we really can't measure but which we can only assume is profound is is one of the one of the real benefits of of losing this incredible amount of excess weight and that is just that we allow the human body to function as it was designed without the this this burden of excess weight that accompanies those individuals through everything that they Do to get ready for the actual surgical procedure I encourage patients to look at it as though they're training for an athletic event because even though we can minimize the trauma and the stress associated with the operation by using minimal access techniques still it's a major surgical operation with regardless of which option the individual pics and so really to start start embracing the things that we talked about in terms of their lifestyle changes which have to be done day in and day out in perpetuity after the surgery really can enhance the safety from our perspective of doing perspective of doing the operation if you if you try to get some walking in every day if you start really really working on on adjusting your dietary planning to what is going to be required after surgery these are all things that of course can enhance the safety of the operation if you come in as good a shape as you can be in with the with the physical limitations you have first understand that there is a place right here in northeast Iowa that is dedicated wholly helping you overcome this this disease and if if you're ready to make a commitment to yourself to really bring this condition under permanent incomplete control then look into our program we have a very dedicated group of individuals who really have focused their professional career on being able to provide this type of service safely effectively and efficiently and so if this is something that you want to look into in a more formal and dedicated fashion please contact us and we will make arrangements to see you in consultation
Dr. Matthew Glascock offers the latest surgical weight loss procedures available, including gastric bypass, lap-band, and sleeve gastrectomy. He also has a team that will support you through insurance approvals, diet and exercise education, and other lifestyle changes. Surgical weight loss goes beyond just surgery, It can change your life forever.
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