Alabama Bariatrics and Dr. William J. Suggs, MD are pleased to announce that they provide a comprehensive surgical clinic dedicated to weight loss. The — Alabama weight loss clinics are located in Madison and in Decatur. The surgical procedures available are the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, the laparoscopic gastric bypass, and the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. The professional weight loss centers also perform non-surgical Obalon and Orbera intragastric balloons procedures. The surgical procedures are performed at Crestwood Medical Center and Huntsville Hospital, with minor outpatient surgery and endoscopy performed at Med Surg in Decatur and Madison Surgery Center.
The Orbera intragastric balloon is done as a quick, outpatient endoscopic procedure at Med Surg in Decatur, as well as at the Madison Surgery Center. The Obalon balloons are done under fluoroscopy at Med Surg in Decatur as well as in Madison. Over the course of his practice, Dr. Suggs has performed more than eighteen hundred bariatric operations. His first love is to improve the lives and health of people through the weight loss surgical procedures known as bariatrics.
The most common surgical bariatric surgery in the United States is the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. In this procedure, 85 percent of the stomach is removed through tiny incisions. The average excess weight loss with this procedure is seventy percent. The risk of long-term side effects is considered to be the lowest of any of the procedures. The Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass and the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band typically result in seventy percent excess weight loss and fifty percent excess weight loss respectively.
The non-surgical procedures combine placement of a soft balloon placed in the stomach and guidance in making more healthy lifestyle choices. The Orbera process results in 3.1 times more weight loss than with traditional diets. The Obalon is an FDA-approved swallowable balloon system. The Obalon program also incorporates supervised nutrition and exercise programs.
Name: Dr. William J. Suggs, MD
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Organization: Alabama Bariatrics
Address: 705 Bank St, Decatur AL 35601
Phone: (256) 274-4523
Release ID: 344768