Patients Traveling for Weight Loss Surgery

Alabama Surgical Associates is proud to be part of the Huntsville, Alabama community and we also welcome patients from across the nation who travel to see us. Dr. Doucette and Dr. Foreman are committed to helping patients take control of their health with weight loss surgery options including Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass, as well as non-surgical procedures such as Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) and Gastric Balloon. If you are seeking comprehensive care from experienced surgeons with affordable payment options, but you’re located outside of the Huntsville area, please feel free to contact us with any questions you have about planning your trip.

First Steps

Many people who are candidates for weight loss surgery never get treatment because they are unsure if they qualify. At Alabama Surgical Associates we can help you determine if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery. Fill out our FREE Insurance Check and our experts will determine if your insurance covers weight loss surgery. If surgery isn’t right for you, but you’ve struggled to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, we also have non-surgical options that can help. We have affordable self-pay packages to put better health within reach. We offer comprehensive support and flexible scheduling. Contact us today if you have any questions about taking the first step.

Getting Here and Getting Around

The Huntsville International Airport is located close to downtown and offers non-stop service from many cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C. If you fly in we recommend renting a car during your stay so you can easily get to the clinic and explore the city. Taxi services are also offered throughout the city, as well as Lyft and Uber.

Car rental options available in Hunstsville, Alabama

Where to Stay

We have many well rated hotels available for your stay:

South of Crestwood

Hilton Garden Inn Huntsville South/Redstone Arsenal
301 Boulevard S SW, Huntsville, AL 35802
(256) 881-4170

Hampton Inn Huntsville-Arsenal/South Parkway
501 Boulevard S SW, Huntsville, AL 35802
(256) 882-2228

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Huntsville South
6000 Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL 35802
(256) 882-9400

Downtown Huntsville (Close to the Huntsville Hospital)

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Huntsville Downtown
745 Constellation Dr, Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 512-0188

Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville Hotel & Spa
800 Monroe St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 539-7373

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Huntsville-Downtown, AL
714 Gallatin St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 539-1445

Tourist Friendly Options

Huntsville Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center
5 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805
(256) 830-2222

Near Shopping
The Westin Huntsville
6800 Governors W, Huntsville, AL 35806
(256) 428-2000

Near the airport
Four Points by Sheraton Huntsville Airport
1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd SW, Huntsville, AL 35824
(256) 772-9661

After Your Weight Loss Surgery*

The length of your recovery will depend on a number of factors. Patients who undergo a non-surgical procedure, such as an ESG, and patients who are close enough to travel by car may be cleared to return home soon after their follow up appointment. Patients who travel longer distances may be advised to stay in Huntsville up to a week after their procedure.

*Individual Results May Vary

Follow Up

Weight Loss Surgery is a powerful tool, but maintaining weight loss and long-term health requires a commitment to lifestyle changes. Dr. Doucette and Dr. Foreman are involved in the entire patient journey, not just what happens in the operating room. Traveling patients will have access to their surgeon, as well as our experienced dietitian, for virtual appointments and remote support after their procedure. Patients can also keep in touch via our online community on Facebook, where we offer recipes and tips for healthy living.

Contact Us

If you are considering weight loss surgery, the team at Alabama Surgical Associates is here to help. Contact us or call our office at (256) 880-1977 with any questions about weight loss options or planning your trip to Huntsville. We look forward to being part of your journey to better health!