It not only harms your health, but your quality of life and the way you feel about yourself. Our clinic is on the forefront of providing metabolic surgery for fighting the diseases of diabetes and obesity. Add years to your life with a healthier body so you can create more enjoyable memories with family and friends.
Our program is designed to fit each person’s unique needs and has helped patients regain their health. Our team includes a bariatric surgeon, physician assistant, nurses, dietitians, a psychologist, exercise physiologists and insurance coordinators. With follow-up care from our team and support from others on the same path, clients can change their lifestyles and navigate the transition to a healthy weight and a better life. We combine the latest in expertise and technique with exceptional support. Surgical options include the following robotic procedures:
Dr. Fernandez offers sleeve gastrectomy, a proven surgical technique for patients who suffer from obesity, but have experienced little to no success with exercise and dieting. Sleeve gastrectomy, also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve operation, involves removing 85-90% of the volume of the stomach and then reshaping the remaining portion into a sleeve-like structure.
The reduced stomach effectively restricts the flow of food particles in the intestines, leading the patient to experience a faster-acting and longer-lasting sensation of satiety. As a result, a patient eats less in each sitting.
The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy can be effective in curing or relieving Type II diabetes. It is also very effective in improving or curing high blood pressure, sleep apnea, asthma, heart disease, joint pain and acid reflux. The surgery is performed laparoscopically through tiny incisions, and most people go home from the hospital the day after surgery. Most patients are back to work in 2-3 weeks, but often in less time.
The laparoscopic gastric bypass is both a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure in which a tiny pouch is created, and the stomach is bypassed.
It is very effective in curing or relieving Type II diabetes, as well as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, heart disease, joint pain, and acid reflux.
The surgery is performed laparoscopically through tiny incisions, and most people go home from the hospital the day after surgery. Most patients are back to work in 2-3 weeks, but often in less time.
Alabama Bariatric Institute surgeries are performed at North Alabama Medical Center.