Bariatric & Weight Loss Surgery in Nashville

Nashville Weight Loss Surgery

Are you interested in bariatric surgery? Look no further than Birmingham Minimally Invasive. Our practice offers five types of weight loss surgery performed by a board-certified and bariatric-trained surgeon. Plus, our clinic is conveniently located a few hours outside of Nashville, TN.

Bariatric Surgery FAQs

Bariatric surgery is an effective method of weight loss. Through various surgical techniques, the capacity of a patient’s stomach is decreased. This does two things. First, it limits food intake. Because the stomach is now restricted in size, it cannot hold the same volume of food it was once able to. Second, it regulates nutrient absorption. This combination results in significant weight loss.

The decision to receive weight loss surgery is personal, often varying on a case-to-case basis. Some patients explore surgical options because they are unsatisfied with the look of their bodies. Obesity is commonly linked to low self-esteem, along with more serious mental illnesses such as depression. Other patients undergo bariatric surgery because they are at risk of serious health conditions. Heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes and certain cancers are just a few of the diseases associated with obesity. Furthermore, excess weight can cause patients to develop physical disabilities or limitations.

Now that we have discussed some of the reasons people consider weight loss surgery, that leaves the question: is weight loss surgery for you? Individuals who are considering this option should speak with a qualified doctor. Bariatric specialists will take an in-depth look at your medical history and lifestyle to determine if you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery.

BMI was established to perform general and bariatric surgeries. We practice minimally invasive surgery, which means less pain and faster recovery time for our patients. Our head surgeon, Dr. Jay C. Long, completed a fellowship in Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery and is a board-certified general surgeon. Our Surgeon and Staff provides more information about Dr. Long’s credentials.

Each of our patients starts their weight loss journey with a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Long. Together, you will decide which surgical option is the best fit for you. Our multidisciplinary team also works to provide support both before and after surgery through nutrition classes and monthly support meetings.

Residents of Nashville, TN are not far from one of the areas top bariatric clinics. Birmingham Minimally Invasive is located under three hours away in Birmingham, AL. We offer outstanding patient care, price transparency, and will even help you obtain a loan for your surgery! Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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