Looking for a Bariatric Surgeon? Here’s Why Our Patients Choose Us

Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery, we’re proud to give you countless reasons to choose us over other weight loss surgery practices in the area. But don’t just take our word for it, when we ask patients why they chose us, here are the reasons we hear the most.   As far as private pay goes, we…


June’s Testimonial: Going to Dr. Long was the Best Decision I Ever Made

Over the years, I consistently gained weight. I’d gain about 5 to 10 pounds every couple of months, and literally before I knew it, I was pushing 300 pounds. It just kind of happens before you know it. When I got to the point where I knew I had to do something, I literally Googled…


Jessica’s Testimonial: Dr. Long Won Me Over and Now My Life Is Totally Different

I first started considering weight loss surgery because of my knees. It had actually gotten to the point where I could barely walk anymore. My knee surgeon told me the only other thing that could be done was a knee replacement, but, unfortunately, insurance wouldn’t cover it because I was only 40-years-old at the time….


Top 3 Resources for Weight Loss Surgery Support and Advice

By: Caitlin Hastings, Physician Assistant Whether they’re post-op or just starting to consider weight loss surgery, everybody has so many questions when they come into our office. There are all kinds of stuff out there on the internet that can be misleading, or worse, flat-out untrue. While every surgeon does things differently, from the kind…


Scott’s Testimonial: How Gastric Sleeve Surgery Gave Me My Life Back

By Scott Goss, BMI patient For years, I was active, doing a job I loved that helped keep me at a healthy weight of about 180-185 pounds. That is, until I decided to open up a video store where I went from being very physically active at work to sitting on my rear-end all day…


Myths and top misunderstood things about all weight loss surgeries

By Dr. Jay Long If you’re reading this, I’m sure it’s not the first weight loss surgery article you’ve read.  If you’re like most of my patients, you’ve been out there scouring the internet, talking to your friends, and reading everything you can put your hands on about weight loss surgery.   As a surgeon,…