Our Weight Loss Program Comprehensive Care
Welcome to Alabama Surgical Associates, led by board-certified surgeon Dr. Doucette who provides a comprehensive, whole-person approach to patient care in weight loss and minimally invasive general surgery procedures. Our personalized approach to weight loss empowers our patients to achieve safe and long-lasting results that greatly improve quality of life.
Weight Loss Surgery
The gastric sleeve is a surgical weight loss procedure which helps patients lose weight by reducing the size of the stomach so less calories are consumed. The laparoscopic procedure makes recovery quicker and patients experience less symptoms of obesity-related conditions. Patients typically lose a significant amount of weight, making it an extremely effective option.
Gastric bypass is a surgical weight loss option which helps patients lose weight by both resizing the stomach and rerouting the digestive tract. As a result, patients feel less hungry and lose weight by eating less food. Patients typically experience weight loss and an improvement in other health conditions like sleep apnea, high blood pressure and joint pain.
A gastric balloon is a non-surgical and effective weight loss option that requires little downtime, is reversible and effective in helping patients maintain weight loss. A gastric balloon is a silicon balloon which helps jumpstart weight loss by filling up the stomach so patients feel fuller faster and consume fewer calories, remaining in the stomach for six months.
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG), also known as the incisionless gastric sleeve, is an innovative and minimally invasive weight loss procedure. ESG is performed endoscopically and reduces the size of the stomach without removing any part of the stomach and without external incisions. ESG typically allows patients to consume fewer calories, which may promote weight loss.
Gastric banding is a surgical weight loss procedure that helps patients lose weight by restricting the amount of food a person can eat. During the procedure, a band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch. The band can be adjusted to change the size of the pouch in order to accommodate a patient’s needs and health goals.
Weight Loss Surgery Revision
Weight loss surgery revision is another surgery performed after an initial bariatric surgery to correct for better results or treat side effects. There are a variety of revision procedures to help people who need another option for losing weight. Each case is unique and our doctor can determine if a weight loss surgery revision is an option for you.
Robotic Weight Loss Procedures
Our practice uses robotic assistance in some surgical weight loss procedures. This new technology assists our surgeon by performing movements with greater ability than the human hand, and is always under the control of the surgeon. We find using a robotic device has many benefits including additional precision, quicker surgeries, and less complications.
Medical Weight Loss Program
We offer a medical weight loss program that is a non-invasive weight loss option that can also be utilized in conjunction with procedures. Our medical weight loss program is tailored to each patient’s needs to combine a custom diet plan with FDA-approved weight loss medication to help patients lose weight in a closely-supervised and safe manner.
Committed to Helping People With Lifelong Lifestyle Changes
After weight loss surgery we provide many resources for our patients so they stay on track with their health goals. Our doctor schedules regular checkups with our patients, we sell nutritional supplements on our online store and we recommend our patients attend local support group meetings as part of their new lifestyles.Learn More About Support Groups
Diet is one of the most powerful tools to support the results of weight loss surgery. Our staff dietitians specialize in bariatric nutrition. Our patients are able to meet with her for nutrition counseling sessions to answer personal questions or have a nutrition plan made that is tailored to their individual needs.Learn More About Dietitian Support
Minimally Invasive General Surgery
Dr. Doucette is a specialist in advanced laparoscopic surgery and other minimally invasive surgical techniques. The surgeries he performs include: Partial Gastrectomy, Nissen Fundoplication, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Cholecystectomy, Colonoscopy, Colectomy, Hernia Repair, Liver Biopsy, Small Bowel Resection, and Splenectomy.