About Birmingham Minimally Invasive
Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery is a purpose built facility for the surgical management of general surgical and bariatric conditions. Minimally Invasive Surgery means “Less Pain” and “Faster Recovery”.
Our website features information on common conditions, diagnoses, screening, and common treatments involved in our practice. Specific information is included on Hernia, Gallstones, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Hepatomegaly, Splenomegaly, Inguinal Hernia, Obesity, Appendicitis, Pancreatitis, Hepatitis, Esophagitis, Endoscopy, Laparoscopic (Key Hole) Surgery, Obesity Surgery, LAP-BAND®, and much more.
There is also information on diagnostic, screening, and treatments involved in our practice. The information we have provided is to reinforce the advice you receive from your own doctors and help you to take control of your surgical health.
Please note that the information in this website is an educational resource and should not be used for decisions regarding treatment. All such decisions must be made in consultation with a physician or your healthcare provider.
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Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery was built with the goal of providing efficient and effective surgical procedures to patients. We offer a state-of-the-art facility, board-certified surgeon, and the latest surgical procedures at competitive prices.
Areas of Practice
In the field of general surgery, we treat conditions ranging from cancer and gallstones to hernias and inflammation. In addition, we also specialize in performing weight loss surgery. These procedures are meant for people for whom traditional weight loss techniques, such as diet and exercise, have not been successful. Our weight loss procedures include laparoscopic gastric bypass, Lap-Band placement, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, ORBERA intragastric balloon placement, and revisional weight loss surgeries.
When patients have a surgical procedure performed at Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery, our goal is to make their recovery as quick and painless as possible. Rather than creating large incisions, the surgeon will usually perform the surgery using small tubes, a video camera, and small surgical instruments. These smaller entry points make for a faster recovery and have a much lower chance of infection. Using traditional “open” techniques, patients frequently see recovery times of six to eight weeks. With minimally invasive techniques, the patient can be back to work in four to seven days.
Dr. Long is board-certified in general surgery and is an award-winning laparoscopic surgeon. His training includes a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Dr. Long has been performing weight loss surgery since 2002 and has had outstanding results. Dr. Long opened his practice in July 2006, and he provides services at St. Vincent’s East, St. Vincent’s St. Clair, and GrandView Medical Center. Dr. Long is a member of the American College of Surgery Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery, and he is also certified in LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE.
To learn more about Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.