Alabama Bariatrics & Minimally Invasive Surgery

Bariatric Diet Orbera Gastric Band Sleeve Gastrectomy Gastric Bypass

W. Jay Suggs, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Madison, Huntsville, and Decatur
Phone: (256) 274-4523
Fax: (256) 203-8791

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Bariatric Surgery Webinar Schedule

Conducted through Crestwood Medical Center monthly, now in the privacy and convenience of your own home! These hour-long live-interactive webinar's conducted by Dr. Suggs are intended to be both educational as well as informative. Feel free to ask any questions! Please call Caris Cantrell (256-429-4092) to register to reserve a spot and be sent your Webinar login invitation and registration information. Cost: free. *Please note, some of the dates for the webinar have been changed*

  • Thursday, March 15th 2018 5:30-6:30pm
  • Thursday, April 26th 2018 5:30-6:30pm 
  • Thursday, May 31st 2018 5:30-6:30pm
  • Thursday, June 28th 2018 5:30-6:30pm
  • Thursday, July 26th 2018 5:30-6:30pm
  • Thursday, August 30th 2018 5:30-6:30pm
  • Thursday, September 27th 2018 5:30-6:30pm
  • Thursday, October 25th 2018 5:30-6:30pm
  • Thursday, December 20th 2018 5:30-6:30pm

Bariatric Surgery Mini-Webinar Schedule

Conducted via GoTo Webinar satellite also in the privacy and convenience of your own home! A live interactive webinar with Dr. Suggs and the rest of the staff of Alabama Bariatrics for an informal discussion of bariatric surgery. Feel free to share anything you wish with us and the other patients. Questions welcomed! Please call or email in advance to register, as we will need to send you the link to register to the webinar to be able join in!  Cost: free. (256)274-4523

  • Wednesday, Feb. 28th 2018 5:30-6pm
  • Wednesday, April 4th 2018 5:30-6pm
  • Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 5:30-6pm
  • Wednesday, May 30th 2018 5:30-6pm

Intragastric Balloon Mini-Webinar Schedule

Conducted via GoTo Webinar satellite also in the privacy and convenience of your own home! A live interactive webinar with Dr. Suggs and your Orbera/Obalon coach EmmaLaura for an informal discussion of the Orbera/Obalon intragastric balloon. Feel free to share anything you wish with us and the other patients. Questions welcomed! Please call or email in advance to register, as we will need to send you the link to register to the webinar to be able join in!  Cost: free. (256)274-4523

  • Wednesday, Feb. 21st 2018 5:30-6pm
  • Wednesday, March 28th 2018 5:30-6pm
  • Wednesday, April 11th 2018 5:30-6pm
  • Wednesday, April 25th 2018 5:30-6pm
  • Wednesday, May 9th 2018 5:30-6pm
  • Wednesday, May 23rd 2018 5:30-6pm
  • Wednesday, May 30th 2018 5:30-6pm

Before and 1 year after Surgery
Pre-Op Wt: 247lbs          Current Wt: 135lbs

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*Results may vary.

“To start, Dr. Suggs and his staff are great! I didn’t fully understand the whole process to meet the insurance requirements of the 6 month pre-op stuff or why that was so important… But now that I live it every day I understand clearly that if you can’t go through the process, it’s not for you. Before the things in my life that we do every day had become chores for me, like getting out of bed, long walks, or even going shopping. I would ride around the parking lot looking and waiting for a close parking space. Now I love to walk in the park, on the beach, and go to the gym! Now, my life has changed and these things are everyday activities to me! I go to the gym 5 days a week now and it’s actually fun and relaxing for me! My clothes look good on me. My blood pressure is normal. I don’t have to take medicine anymore, only my vitamin. My eating habits have completely changed and I keep a log on my phone to help stay on track. This has truly changed my life and if I had to do it over again I would. Rest assured, you are in very good hands with Dr. Suggs and his staff!” – Elizabeth Weaver

Dietary Counseling

With Dietitian Bekah Dewitt RD/Nutritionist

- We are offering a free dietary counseling session with Bekah Dewitt RD/Nutritionist, for patients 1-2months Post surgery. This session will include one hour of dietary counseling with Bekah, helping patients understand and comply with the transition into normal eating after surgery.

When: 1st Monday of every month @ 4:00pm, beginning January 3rd, 2017.

Location: Alabama Bariatrics - Decatur office (705 Bank Street, Decatur AL. 35601)

- For registration and/or questions, contact Bekah at (256)289-1845

Support Groups

Crestwood Support Group: Huntsville, AL

  • Support Group is held at 6 PM in the Conference Room at Crestwood Medical Center - One Hospital Drive - Huntsville. 1st Thursday of every month starting at 6pm.
  • Contact: Caris Cantrell at 256-429-4092 or email her at caris.cantrell@crestwoodmedcenter.com
  • 2018 Schedule: January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6
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Decatur Support Group: Parkway Medical Center, 1874 Beltline Rd. SW. Decatur, AL. 35601

  • This support group meets the 2nd Monday of every month starting at 6pm.
  • Location: The Conference Room at Parkway Medical Center.
  • Contact: Mrs. Vicki Ford 256-874-4234, if you have any questions.

Find their group on Facebook! ~ Journey 

Florence Support Group: Cross Point Church of Christ, 1350 Cox Creek Pkwy. Florence, AL. 35633

  • This support group usually meets the 1st Monday of every month, times vary.
  • Location: The Adult Center of the church building. (Directly across from the playground, the building in the middle.)
  • Contact: Emily Stutts 256-577-2294, if you have any questions.

Athens Support Group: Athens Limestone Public Library, 603 S. Jefferson St. Athens, AL. 35611

  • This support group meets the 1st Tuesday of every month starting at 6 pm.
  • Location: Athens Limestone Public Library, 603 S. Jefferson St. Athens, AL. 35611
  • Contact: Sandra Lovell 256-771-7600, if you have any questions.

Find their group on Facebook! ~ Athens Bariatric Surgery Support Group

Huntsville Hospital Support Group: HH Dowdle Center, 109 Governors Drive SE. Huntsville, AL. 35801

  • This support group meets the 1st Thursday of every month starting at 6 pm.
  • Location: Huntsville Hospital Dowdle Center, 109 Governors Drive SE. Huntsville, AL. 35801
  • Contact: Huntsville Hospital 256-265-4373

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