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Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery Alabama

Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery Alabama

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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.

Top Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgeon Alabama

Alabama Surgical Associates provides a wide range of weight loss options to meet the unique needs of each patient. Our experienced bariatric surgeon guides our patients through the entire weight loss process, from helping patients decide which option is right for them, to providing ongoing support to help patients maintain weight loss.

Our weight loss options include nonsurgical weight loss programs such as medical weight loss and gastric balloon as well as minimally invasive bariatric surgery such as gastric sleeve, gastric banding, gastric bypass, duodenal switch. Dr. Doucette also performs revision weight loss surgery, using his skills to help patients receive another chance at achieving their goals.

Prescription Weight Loss Medications

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.

Gastric Balloon

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

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.

Gastric Sleeve

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

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.


SADI-S, standing for Single Anastomosis Duodenal-Ileal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy, represents a cutting-edge approach in the field of bariatric surgery, aiming to assist patients in achieving significant weight reduction. This procedure integrates the creation of a smaller stomach pouch via sleeve gastrectomy with a strategic bypass of a part of the small intestine, thus minimizing the body’s ability to absorb calories. The dual action of SADI-S not only aids in substantial weight loss but also contributes to the improvement or resolution of metabolic syndromes, enhancing patients’ overall health and quality of life.

Duodenal Switch

The duodenal switch procedure is a surgical weight loss option known for its effectiveness in significant and sustained weight loss. Unlike other bariatric surgeries, the duodenal switch combines restrictive and malabsorptive techniques to achieve weight loss results. During the procedure, the stomach is reduced in size to limit food intake, and a portion of the small intestine is rerouted to reduce the absorption of calories and nutrients. This comprehensive approach helps patients achieve substantial weight loss and may also improve or resolve obesity-related health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.


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.

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Weight Loss Support

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.

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Weight Loss Support

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.

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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.