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Sajida Ahad
Patient Rating
4.8 / 5 (Based on 94 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.

  • 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 07, 2020
dr. Ahad and LuAnne were amazing in every aspect of this process!!
June 23, 2020
dr Ahad makes you feel comfortable
June 17, 2020
Dr Ahad is very calming and described my treatment plan well. She is very comforting
January 20, 2020
Dr. Ahad is very personable, let me know how I was doing, included me in all decisions, and efficient.
October 14, 2019
Thank you to all Dr Ahad's staff. She and her staff are great!!
July 25, 2019
Dr. Ahad was very kind & helped me understand my problems & treatment. I feel confident in her relieving my pain with my upcoming surgery.
July 13, 2019
overall good experience
May 11, 2019
I tell people about Dr. Ahad all the time. she is so personable and she really does care. not to mention her skills have to be some of the best in the country. I had no worries about her doing another surgery and actually looked forward to it. Mercy needs to keep her happy because she truly is an ambassador to the mission and vision Mercy is trying to convey.
March 07, 2019
extremely caring and informative about my surgery.
February 08, 2019
Dr. Ahad is a very good surgeon and a very nice person. Great bedside manner!
January 17, 2019
Thought she would spend more time with me.
January 07, 2019
I was sincerely impressed with smoothly from start to finish went. My first abdominal surgery sO i was nervous but couldn t have ask for a better experience if one had to have surgery.
November 20, 2018
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr. Ahad.
November 01, 2018
the dr and her nurse did an excellent job. she made me feel so relieved to actually know that it's my gull bladder and that I wasn't making up the symptoms. both are very friendly and caring and love that feeling
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Provider's Contact Information

Bariatric Surgery Clinic website