Weight Loss Surgery Huntsville Alabama
Alabama Surgical Associates – Bariatric Surgery
Weight Loss Surgery
For the experts in weight loss surgery in Huntsville, Alabama, visit Alabama Surgical Associates (ASA). We offer a broad range of non-invasive weight loss (laparoscopic bariatric) procedures for the communities of North Alabama, Southern Tennessee, and beyond. Our board certified surgeons also have expertise in general laparoscopic surgical procedures.
Weight loss surgery is major surgery. Its growing use to treat morbid obesity is the result of three factors:
- Our current knowledge of the significant health risks of morbid obesity
- The relatively low risk and complications of the procedures versus not having the surgery
- The ineffectiveness of current non-surgical approaches to produce sustained weight loss
Weight loss surgery in Huntsville, Alabama should be viewed first and foremost as a way to alleviate debilitating, chronic disease. In most cases, the minimum qualification to be a candidate for the procedure is an excess 100 pounds above your ideal body weight, or a Body Mass Index of 40 or greater. Occasionally, a procedure will be considered for someone with a BMI of 35 or higher. In these cases, the person’s doctor needs to conclude that obesity-related health conditions have led to a medical need for weight reduction, and that surgery is the only way to accomplish this.
In many cases, patients must prove their attempts at dietary weight loss have been ineffective before they can undergo weight loss surgery in Huntsville, Alabama, or anywhere else in the country. More importantly, the patient must commit to following extensive and lifelong dietary, exercise, and medical guidelines after their weight loss surgery.
If you are morbidly obese, i.e. more than 100 pounds overweight or with a Body Mass Index of 40 or more, you risk developing a number of serious health conditions. These include metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, or joint and back problems. Morbid obesity is also linked to social, psychological, and economic problems, an increased cancer risk, and early death.
Weight loss surgery in Huntsville, Alabama is an immediate, safe, and effective way to start tackling these obesity-related diseases. At ASA, we have been helping morbidly obese patients achieve sustained weight loss and lifestyle changes with weight loss surgery since 1998.
To meet the special needs of our patients from across the region, ASA has partnered with the Bariatric Wellness Institute and Crestwood Hospital. At these institutions, our board certified surgeons offer both industry-leading expertise and the support and encouragement you need for long-term success.
Call us today at (256) 880-1977 to learn how you can become slimmer, healthier and happier for life with weight loss surgery in Huntsville, Alabama. You can also return to our home page for more information about General Surgery Huntsville Alabama, Alabama Surgical Associates.