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Sajida Ahad
Patient Rating
4.8 / 5 (Based on 159 Reviews)

Sajida Ahad, MD, FACS

Specialties: Bariatric Surgery and General and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Sajida Ahad, please call 319-398-6747

Areas of Interest

General, foregut and bariatric surgery, as well as gastrointestinal cancers.

Year began practicing: 1998

Year joined staff: 2014

Year began practicing in specialty: 2001

Education and Training


Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan, MBBS


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, general surgery


University of Washington, Seattle, WA, minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery

Teaching or Professional Positions

Director of Mercy Bariatric Surgery Program 

Associate Professor – University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons 
  • Society of Surgery to Alimentary Tract (SSAT)
  • American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (ASMBS) 
  • Society of Alimentary and Gastrointestinal Surgeons (SAGES)

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • 2022 Nominee for Patient Advocate Award
  • 2019 Nominee for Patient Advocate Award
  • 2018 Nominee for Patient Advocate Award
  • 2018 Nominee for Mentor/Educator Award, one of Mercy's Annual Provider Awards


  • Board certified general surgery
  • Fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery
  • Fellowship trained in bariatric surgery
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support – ATLS
  • Board certified in obesity medicine

Personal Interests

Dr. Ahad enjoys spending leisure time cooking, traveling, gardening, and spending time outdoors.

Philosophy Of Care

Assist and encourage patients to become active participants in their own health care choices through providing open communication, patient education, and encourage patient autonomy.

Additional Information

Mercy’s General Surgery Clinic is a collaborative initiative between Mercy Medical Center and UI Health Care, and comprised of University of Iowa surgical faculty members.


Patient Reviews

September 01, 2022
In my initial visit Dr Ahad seemed like a very typical surgeon, less than friendly. However, before surgery she was delightful and very reassuring, and she was also very personable in my post-op, heard all my concerns and had great suggestions. Nice, Dr Ahad is the best!
August 25, 2022
Very good
August 18, 2022
One of my best experiences with any provider. Highly recommend
August 01, 2022
I was referred to Dr Ahad by a former patient of hers. Rave reviews.
May 28, 2022
Dr Ahad was amazing! All of the staff made sure at every check point that I understood what was going on and that I consented.
May 25, 2022
Great experience while dealing with a very complex issue.
May 19, 2022
Everyone was so friendly and explained everything.
May 18, 2022
Very good
May 18, 2022
Will never see Dr. Ahad again. Worst doctor I have ever seen. Such a waste of time meeting with her.
May 06, 2022
Very nice and funny. Answered all my questions!
March 07, 2022
Dr. Ahad is as good as it gets! Love her!
February 24, 2022
Dr Ahad was absolutely fantastic
December 21, 2021
They explain everything to you and give suggestions and give more support you.
November 06, 2021
Good experience, Dr. Very through answered all my questions and respected my concerns
October 21, 2021
I liked that she even looked at my records from another hospital to see what has been done there as far as treatments and history go and didn't dismissed it like the last provider from this office.
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Provider's Contact Information

Bariatric Surgery Clinic website