Jess Smith

Jessica Smith, MD

Bariatric Surgeon
4.63 out of 5 (115 ratings)

Clinical Associate Professor

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"Patients who have bariatric surgery increase their life expectancy, spend far less on health care, and decrease their risk of cancer, heart disease, and hospitalizations in the future. Choosing the only treatment where you can have a 75 percent chance of getting to a healthy weight and staying there, plus the long-term benefits of a disease-free future and better quality of life, isn’t a last resort, it’s a smart decision." — Jessica Smith



Authored Health Articles


Adult Specialties

  • Bariatric surgery

Special Procedures and Treatments

  • Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
  • Laparoscopic revisions of failed weight loss surgical procedure
  • Laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • Minimally invasive surgery

Diseases and Conditions

  • Abdominal wall hernia
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease, heartburn)
  • Hiatal hernia


200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242



American Board of Surgery


MD, University of California, School of Medicine, Berkeley, Calif.


Surgery, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, N.M.


Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco


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Overall Rating

4.63 out of 5 (115 ratings)