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Our weight loss options include medical and surgical treatments. In addition, we specialize in minimally invasive techniques to perform general surgery procedures such as breast surgery, hernia repair, gallbladder removal, colon resection, splenectomy, and stomach surgery.
We know that navigating health care insurance can be tough. Our dedicated and highly experienced patient coordinators guide patients through the entire insurance and payment process. We offer financing options as well, read more on our payment options page.
Our team of board-certified bariatric surgeons include Dr. Darrell Doucette and Dr. Todd Foreman. They perform weight loss surgeries such as gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, gastric balloons, duodenal switch and gastric band, in addition to laparoscopic surgery for anti-reflux and hernia repair.
Certified by The American Board of Obesity Medicine
Despite the growing prevalence of obesity and related chronic diseases, many physicians are not sufficiently trained in obesity medicine or comprehensive weight management practices. As part of Alabama Surgical Associates’ commitment to effectively treating obesity, Dr. Doucette and Dr. Foreman are certified by The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) as ABOM diplomates. Fewer than 5% of bariatric surgeons nationwide have the distinction of ABOM diplomate certification, which confirms a physician’s specialized training in the practice of obesity medicine and use of evidence-based approaches in obesity care. Dr. Doucette and Dr. Foreman are proud to utilize their skills and knowledge as ABOM certified surgeons to help patients live healthier lives.
Our in-house Registered Dietitians, Tara Vardaman and Carolyn Elenich, offer ongoing nutritional guidance and counseling to help our bariatric surgery patients develop a healthier relationship with food. These ladies are highly experienced in a range of nutritional topics and is committed to helping patients live healthier lives. Tara and Carolyn share valuable resources with patients that can help them achieve long term, sustainable weight loss.
Our practice has many support staff who are integral to creating a positive change in our patient’s lives. Patients will first meet our patient coordinators, who are experts in navigating insurance and financing questions. When having procedures performed, patients will be under the specialized care of our surgical staff who partner with nurses and anesthesiologists who pride themselves on being safe, efficient and thorough. All our staff shares our mission to help patients live their healthiest lives.
Melinda – Office Manager
Amber – Receptionist
Kathy – Insurance Specialist
Rita – Medical Assistant
We are conveniently located in Huntsville, AL close to the Tennessee border which allows us to serve patients throughout the Tennessee Valley including the Chattanooga, TN and Nashville, TN areas.
Are You Ready to Live Life Fully? Contact Us Today
Want to know how we can help you? If you are ready to start your journey to a healthier life, or simply want to ask questions, call us at (256)-880-1977 or click here to contact us. Dr. Doucette and Dr. Foreman are ready to listen to your needs and offer solutions and support.