The Differences in the Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, and the LAP-BAND and Which One Is Right for You

By Caitlin Hastings, Physician AssistantPatients often come to Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery wanting the least invasive surgery possible, and while...
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Elizabeth’s Testimonial: How Gastric Sleeve Was Exactly What I Needed

Over the years, my weight had just kind of gone up and down. I’d tried Weight Watchers, Medifast, and nothing...
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Eating After Weight Loss Surgery: 3 Simple Rules to Help You Avoid Dumping Syndrome and Overeating

Eating After Weight Loss Surgery: 3 Simple Rules to Help You Avoid Dumping Syndrome and Overeating

By Caitlin Hastings, Physician AssistantAfter being on a liquid diet two weeks prior to weight loss surgery, and then again,...
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Considering Weight Loss Surgery? Here Are 5 Reasons the LAP-BAND System Might Be Right for You

With Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding, better known as the Lap-Band System, being one of the more popular surgical weight loss...
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Marco’s Testimonial: The Hardest, But By Far, the Most Rewarding Thing I've Ever Done

I’ve been a police officer for the last 28 years, and along with the way, I’ve had several injuries that...
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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...
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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...
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Jessica’s Testimonial: Dr. Long Won Me Over and Now My Life Is Totally Different

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...
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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...
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Pre-Op, Post-Op and Everything in Between: What You Can Expect When You Decide to Have Weight Loss Surgery

By Caitlin Hastings, Physician AssistantIf you’re considering weight loss surgery, chances are, you have many questions. From how to prep...
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Scott’s Testimonial: How Gastric Sleeve Surgery Gave Me My Life Back

By Scott Goss, BMI patientFor years, I was active, doing a job I loved that helped keep me at a...
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Myths and top misunderstood things about all weight loss surgeries

By Dr. Jay LongIf you’re reading this, I’m sure it’s not the first weight loss surgery article you’ve read.  If...
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