Explore St. Vincent's Surgical Weight Loss Program

Our experienced, accredited team offers minimally-invasive surgeries that can help you regain your health and experience the joy of living.

Surgical Weight Loss Program

Weight loss surgery can result in profound and sustained weight loss. Patients typically lose an average of 50-60 percent of their excess weight, partly depending on the operation they choose. Diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension and many other health problems typically resolve or greatly improve after weight loss surgery.

To learn more or get help finding a doctor, call 205-838-6299 or e-mail veronica.patterson@ascension.org.

If you are considering surgical weight loss, look no further than St. Vincent’s East for an accredited, experienced team. Our Surgical Weight Loss program is one of the first in the area and the first in the state to offer minimally invasive bariatric procedures. The medical team has performed more than 5,800 procedures, including Roux-EN-Y gastric bypass (RGB), adjustable gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy.

St. Vincent's East also offers a support group for those considering surgical weight loss, those currently in treatment, and past surgical weight loss individuals. The group meets monthly for discussion, support, and encouragement.

Please refer to our schedule for the next meeting time and place.

St. Vincent’s East Surgical Weight Loss program holds the distinctions listed below. To learn more, check the website links:

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Center

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Blue Distinction Center+ 

Institute of Quality Bariatric Surgery Facility by Aetna 

Center of Excellence for Bariatric Resources by Optum Health


Weight loss results may vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results.