Birmingham Weight Loss Surgery
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.
Weight Loss Surgery Options
What is Bariatric Surgery?
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 overeating 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.
Do You Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?
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 have 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.
Bariatric Surgeons in Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery has a surgeon specially trained in bariatrics. Jay C. Long, M.D., FACS received a medical degree from 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 to making each patient feel comfortable and confident with their decision to undergo weight loss surgery.
Why Choose Birmingham Minimally Invasive For Bariatric Surgery?
BMI has a trained and specialized weight loss surgeon onboard 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 chose 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 the weight loss and to ensure optimal health.
*Individual Results May Vary