Everything you ever wanted to know about the LAP-BAND

You’ve heard of the LAP-BAND, and you know it’s a weight loss surgery option. But do you really know what it’s all about and why you might want to choose this option if you are considering weight loss surgery? This minimally invasive procedure is one of the most common weight loss surgery options. In fact,…


Lisa’s testimonial: gastric bypass surgery saved my life

Gradual weight gain year after year, Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, unpredictable blood sugar, passing out at work. This is where I was before coming to Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery. I was aggravated by my horrible health. I didn’t smoke, and I rarely…


Resolutions to lose weight for a healthier life in 2020

Making New Year’s resolutions gets a bad reputation. Some people make them, but many people don’t follow through for more than a few weeks at best. But we love the idea of making new commitments or renewing commitments as we embark on a brand new year: new beginnings, blank slates, a fresh start, and all…


How much does gastric bypass cost?

In this post about the gastric bypass diet, we cover all the questions people often want to know about what they will and will not be able to eat before and after surgery. This is a topic people are often very curious about. Another question that comes up quickly with many patients is, “How much…


All you wanted to know & more about the gastric bypass diet

Gastric Bypass Diet When people are considering gastric bypass surgery, one thing they are often very curious about is the gastric bypass diet. What will they be able to eat before surgery? What can they eat after surgery?  This can be a source of stress and anxiety, but it doesn’t have to be. Education beforehand…


An in depth look at gastric sleeve surgery & alternatives

Did you know that sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, is the most frequently performed bariatric procedure in the U.S.? It’s an option many of our patients at Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery choose as well.  To qualify for weight loss surgery, your body mass index (BMI) must be greater than or equal to…


Strategies for healthy eating during the holidays

It’s October, and the holiday season is upon us. It starts with Halloween with candy and treats galore. Then Thanksgiving. Then Christmas. It’s a lot: A lot of food, a lot of treats, a lot of parties and get-togethers. And all of that is okay, even for someone who has had weight loss surgery.  Sustained…


Gastric Bypass: Do You Meet The Requirements?

Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most common types of weight-loss surgery. It has a long history of success in the U.S., and this includes many patients of Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery.  While it does often sound like a great option to many, there are qualifications that each patient must meet in order to…