Atlanta Bariatric Surgery
Are you looking to receive bariatric surgery near Atlanta, Georgia? Consider making the 2-hour drive to the Birmingham Minimally Invasive surgical facility. We specialize in and offer a variety of weight loss procedures.
Weight Loss Surgery Options
What is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery is commonly known as weight loss surgery. The procedure is designed for people who are morbidly obese, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher. Bariatric surgery may also be an option for people who meet the classification of obesity (BMI > 30) and have additional health-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol.
Types of Bariatric Surgery
At our facility, we offer four weight loss surgery options: Orbera Gastric Balloon, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, and LAP-BAND. While these surgery options all result in weight loss, they utilize different two different methods. The first method reduces the size of the patient’s stomach. This method limits the amount of food the patient can consume, thus reducing calorie consumption. The second method involves altering the small intestine, which regulates nutrient absorption and alters the gut hormones.
In addition to these surgical options, we also provide bariatric revision. A revisional weight loss procedure is a good option for individuals who have started to regain weight years after bariatric surgery.
*Individual Results May Vary
About Birmingham Minimally Invasive
At BMI, we provide bariatric and general surgery. Our goal is to make a patient’s recovery as quick and painless as possible, which is why we opt for minimally invasive surgical techniques. Our patients can expect to return to work in four to seven days.
Dr. Jay C. Long, our surgeon, is board-certified in general surgery and is an award-winning laparoscopic surgeon. He is fellowship-trained in bariatric surgery and is LAP-Band Total Care certified. If you are considering weight loss surgery, Dr. Long will walk you through your options during a one-on-one consultation. Our multidisciplinary team at BMI will also provide you with support through monthly meetings, nutrition classes, and more.
Start Your Weight Loss Journey
Birmingham Minimally Invasive makes choosing the right bariatric surgeon easy. We are transparent with our pricing and payment options and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the operational requirements, the surgical procedure, and the recovery! Contact us online or by phone at 205-833-6907 to get started on your weight loss journey.