Choosing to have weight loss surgery is a very big decision. But there is quickly another decision you must make: where will you have your surgery done, and what doctor will you work with?
While there are many wonderful doctors who can perform a variety of weight loss surgeries, the truth is that all weight loss centers are not created equal.
We built Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery with the goal of providing efficient and effective surgical procedures to patients. We offer a state-of-the-art facility, a board-certified surgeon, and the latest surgical procedures at competitive prices.
Why minimally invasive?
The first thing to consider is whether or not a weight loss center provides minimally invasive options. Minimally invasive surgery replaces older surgical methods of creating large, open incisions. Instead, we insert small surgical instruments through tube-like devices called trocars. We then perform the procedure through these trocars with the guidance of video cameras.
As the patient, you benefit from minimally invasive surgery dramatically compared to traditional open surgery. Minimally invasive surgery offers less pain, reduced scarring, lower risks of infection, less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, quicker return to work, and less occurrence of post-operative incisional hernias. Many patients now demand and expect the least invasive approaches in meeting their surgical needs.
Minimally invasive surgery is performed both on an inpatient (stay in the hospital) and outpatient (go home the same day) basis.
What else does your weight loss center offer?
We believe that education is very important all throughout your weight loss journey. Before weight loss surgery and after, there will be a lot for you to learn. Our website features pricing options for each weight loss surgery we offer, FAQs, an online BMI calculator, a blog where we dive more deeply into weight loss related topics, and more.
We do want to note that the information on our website is strictly for educational purposes only. We want to provide resources, but these should not be used for decisions regarding treatment. All such decisions must be made in consultation with your physician.
More about our surgeon, Dr. Long
Dr. Long is board-certified in general surgery and is an award-winning laparoscopic surgeon. His training includes a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Long has been performing weight loss surgery since 2002 and has had outstanding results. Dr. Long opened his practice in July 2006, and he provides services at St. Vincent’s East, St. Vincent’s St. Clair, and Grandview Medical Center. Dr. Long is a member of the American College of Surgery Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery, and he is also certified in LAP-BAND TOTAL CARE.
As you can see, there are many factors involved in choosing a weight loss surgery center. We encourage you to be a champion of your weight loss, your overall health, and your surgical health so you are able to make the best decisions for your unique goals. We will work with you at every step along the way!
Contact us to learn more about Dr. Long and BMI Surgery
Dr. Jay Long is trained in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. He has performed thousands of procedures using this technique, helping countless patients across the nation. Our practice, Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery, is a caring group of professionals who specialize in all types of bariatric surgery. Visit us today at http://www.bmisurgery.com/ or give us a call to set up a consultation at 205-833-6907.