Bariatric surgery in Birmingham | Ascension
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Weight-loss surgery in Birmingham

Bariatric care teams at Ascension hospitals in Birmingham, Alabama, provide bariatric surgery and nutrition counseling for weight loss.

Bariatric surgery helps you to lose weight by reducing the size of your stomach and changing how your body absorbs nutrients. Your appetite decreases and your stomach gets fuller with less food.

Bariatric care teams at Ascension St. Vincent’s in Birmingham, Alabama provide specialty care for surgical and medically supervised weight loss. If you are obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or above, weight-loss surgery may be an option. Talk with your doctor about your answers to these questions:

  • Does my current weight cause any other chronic health conditions?
  • Can I commit to documented weight-loss efforts required by my insurance plan?
  • Am I willing to re-evaluate my diet and exercise regimen to live a healthier life?

What to expect at a bariatric surgery consultation

Weight-loss management is a step-by-step process. At Ascension St. Vincent’s, we help guide and support you through every step of your journey. Our team of surgical weight-loss specialists includes a surgeon, nurse navigator, bariatric dietitian, exercise physiologist, and behavioral health support. We also have an insurance coordinator that explains insurance coverage and pre-approval requirements.

Our care team helps you to understand surgical and non-surgical treatment options and lifestyle changes. We care about your physical and emotional health. Get started on your weight-loss journey by registering for a seminar. 


Types of bariatric surgery

At Ascension St. Vincent’s, our bariatric surgeons specialize in the following procedures: 

  • Gastric band (East only)
  • Robotic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Robotic sleeve gastrectomy
  • Revisions of previous weight-loss surgeries (Birmingham only)
  • Duodenal switch (Birmingham only)
  • Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileostomy Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy --SADI-S (East Only)

We offer minimally invasive surgical options that may help shorten your recovery time. Our doctors and weight management care team are committed to helping you achieve your weight-loss goals.

Medically supervised weight-loss programs

Bariatric surgery is not your only option. We offer consultations with doctors who specialize in medically supervised, non-surgical weight loss. Our dietitians work with you to create a personalized nutrition plan with meal ideas. We help address your lifestyle, activity level, foods and behaviors that may trigger emotional eating.  

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

Featured Locations

Ascension St. Vincent's East Surgical Weight Loss
50 Medical Park East Drive, Suite 175
Birmingham, Alabama 35235

Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham Surgical Weight Loss
2660 10th Avenue South #238
Birmingham, AL 35205

We are a Surgical Quality Partner of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)

As an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical Quality Partner, we’re committed to the highest standards of surgical care. This designation reflects our proven record of adhering to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality—to minimize complications, improve outcomes, and save lives.

Our participation in ACS Quality Programs helps ensure that we continue providing our patients with the best care possible. When you see the ACS Surgical Quality Partner mark in our hospital, you can trust that we’re dedicated to quality and relentless self-improvement.