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Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery in Alabama

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Your Journey to Renewed Wellness Begins Here

Welcome to Alabama Surgical Associates, led by dual 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.

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Weight Loss Options

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Weight Loss Medications

Our Medical Weight Loss Program offers a non-invasive option, either standalone or in conjunction with other procedures. Tailored to individual needs, it combines a customized diet plan with FDA-approved medications and close supervision, ensuring safe and supervised weight loss.

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Gastric Balloon

A gastric balloon is a non-surgical and effective weight loss option that requires little downtime, is reversible, and is effective in helping patients maintain weight loss. A gastric balloon is a silicon balloon that occupies stomach space, jumpstarting weight loss by helping patients feel fuller faster and consume fewer calories.

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Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG), also known as the incisionless gastric sleeve, is a minimally invasive technique that reduces the stomach’s capacity without surgical removal. This incisionless procedure is performed endoscopically and leads to decreased calorie intake, aiding in significant weight loss.

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Gastric Banding

Gastric Banding involves placing an adjustable band around the upper part of the stomach. This creates a smaller stomach pouch, limiting the amount of food intake and promoting a feeling of fullness. The procedure is reversible, adjustable, and is a popular choice for gradual and sustainable weight loss.

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Gastric Sleeve

The Gastric Sleeve procedure involves surgically reducing the size of the stomach to limit food intake. This method, performed laparoscopically, allows for quicker recovery and less discomfort. Patients typically experience substantial and lasting weight loss, along with improvement in obesity-related health conditions.

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Gastric Bypass

During gastric bypass surgery, the stomach is resized and the digestive tract is rerouted. 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 diabetes.

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Duodenal Switch

During duodenal switch surgery, or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS), part of the stomach is removed and the small intestine is rerouted. This procedure is both restrictive and malabsorptive, meaning that patients are able to eat less food and fewer calories are absorbed.

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SADI-S (single anastomosis duodenal switch) is a modern adaptation of duodenal switch surgery. During traditional duodenal switch surgery, a portion of the stomach is removed and part of the small intestine is rerouted at two connection points. The SADI-S method simplifies this by using a single junction, or anastomosis, resulting in significant weight loss with fewer complications.

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Weight Loss Revision Surgery

Weight Loss Revision Surgery is offered to patients who have undergone previous bariatric surgery but require further intervention for optimal results or to address side effects. We offer 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.

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Committed to Helping People
with Lifelong Lifestyle Changes

Our commitment to your health extends beyond surgery. We provide comprehensive post-surgical care, ensuring you receive the necessary support for effective weight loss and sustained success.

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Strength in Numbers


Weight loss surgery is just one step in our patients’ journey to a healthier lifestyle. We offer many resources to help patients stay on track after surgery, including regular follow-up visits and nutritional supplements. We also connect patients with local support groups where they can support each other, finding motivation and accountability from people who understand their unique challenges and victories.

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Nourishing Your Success


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 them 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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Step into Wellness: Your Path to a
Lighter, Brighter Future Starts Now

Connect with Alabama Surgical Associates to take a proactive step towards your weight loss
goals. With our expert team and comprehensive approach, you’ll find the guidance and
support you need to achieve lasting results and improved well-being.

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