Mark Smolik, M.D.
Surgeon, Medical Director
Dr. Smolik graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine and has been in Des Moines since 1991 and a member of Mercy Surgical Affiliates since 1996. Dr. Smolik began performing gastric bypass with the implementation of the Center for Weight Reduction and has been the Medical Director since 2003. Dr. Smolik is the Co-Medical Director of the Mercy West Lakes Intensive Care Unit. He is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons, American Oncology Research Association, Iowa Medical Society and American College of Surgeons. He is an advanced laparoscopic surgeon and continues to be involved in teaching others in the health field. To date, Dr. Smolik has performed and assisted with more than 1,200 bariatric surgeries. “The greatest reward of my job is seeing the lifestyle, behavior and attitudes changes our patients make to help gain their life back and live healthier lives,” says Dr. Smolik.