Birmingham Weight Loss Surgery

Advanced Weight Loss Surgery in Birmingham, AL

Our board-certified surgeon and exceptional care team are the reason patients travel across Alabama to receive bariatric surgery at BMI. Birmingham residents seeking weight loss surgery can find this in their own backyard! BMI performs advanced weight loss surgery at two locations in Birmingham, AL.

Bariatric Surgery FAQs

Bariatric surgery, commonly known as weight loss surgery, helps people battling severe obesity to lose weight. Some methods of treatment, like Sleeve Gastrectomy, reduce the size of one’s stomach. This prevents over-eating and allows the patient to feel satiated more quickly and for longer periods of time. Other treatment methods alter the small intestine, which regulates calorie and nutrient absorption. Regardless of the surgery method, you opt for; the desired outcome is weight reduction and maintenance.

Bariatric surgery is not for everyone, which is why it is important you speak with a doctor about your options. Patients affected by morbid obesity are good candidates for weight loss surgery. Morbid obesity is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher. Individuals with a BMI over 35 may also qualify for surgery, as there are greater associated health risks such as high cholesterol and type-2 diabetes.

Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery has a surgeon specially trained in bariatrics. Jay C. Long, M.D., FACS, received a medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed a residency in general surgery at Baptist Medical Centers in Birmingham, Alabama, prior to completing a fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at The Methodist Hospital, Houston. Dr. Long is Board Certified in General Surgery. Aside from his outstanding medical credentials, Dr. Long has been essential in making each patient feel comfortable and confident with their decision to undergo weight loss surgery.

BMI has a trained and specialized weight loss surgeon on board our team, but the benefits do not end there. Our Birmingham office is equipped with the instruments needed to perform several types of surgeries, including Orbera, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and more. Weight loss can be achieved through any of these surgical methods, and BMI will help you choose the one that is right for you!

At BMI, we wanted to offer our patients more than just a surgical weight loss solution. Over the years, we have developed additional initiatives to provide our patients with the knowledge and support needed to start their journey to healthy living. Residents of Birmingham, Alabama, are welcome to attend our monthly support meetings or our nutrition class! We also provide our patients with customized diets to aid weight loss and ensure optimal health.

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