Weight Management Services at Brookwood Baptist Health

For many, surgery is the best hope for a healthy weight.

Weight loss and weight prevention can be a life-long battle. For people who struggle with obesity and have made serious attempts at weight loss through diet and exercise, weight loss surgery could be an option. Surgery is a major decision, and it is not an immediate or quick-fix solution. The caring physicians at Brookwood Baptist Health are dedicated to helping surgical weight loss patients live a healthy life.

are you a candidate for surgical weightloss?

Surgical Weight Loss

  • Learn your weight category and if you should lose weight
  • Discover if weight-loss surgery may be an option for you
  • Identify your weight-related issues and conditions

Losing weight can mean losing the bad effects too.

Many people know that obesity can be linked to depression and high blood pressure, but it can also be connected to infertility, sleep apnea, diabetes, and osteoarthritis. Surgical weight loss can help to prevent other illnesses that harm your health in addition to putting you on track to achieving your weight goals.

These conditions could qualify you for surgery:

  • Body mass index (BMI) of greater than 40
  • A BMI of greater than 35, combined with other obesity-related health issues
  • Traditional weight loss programs, diet, and exercise have been unsuccessful
  • Commitment to healthy lifestyle changes after surgery
  • For lap band surgery only – a BMI of 30 or higher, combined with at least one obesity-related health issue


  • Gastric Bypass
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Adjustable Gastric Band
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Register for a Free Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

Find out if our surgical weight loss program is right for you at one our free seminars. Our physician experts and program team will answer questions about surgery and offer prospective patients a better understanding about the support and resources offered through our programs. Weight loss surgery seminars are available at:

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center
​MBSAQIP Accredited Bariatric Center
Brookwood Medical Plaza, Suite 320
513 Brookwood Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35209

Bariatric Manager: Lisa H. Griffin | (205)802-6965

Princeton Baptist Medical Center
​MBSAQIP Accredited Bariatric Center
Comprehensive Bariatric Center
817 Princeton Avenue
POB II, Suite 120
Birmingham, AL 35211

Bariatric Clinical Ops Coordinator: Kat Fields |(205)783-7991

Shelby Baptist Medical Center
1000 1st St N.
Physician’s Center – Room A
Alabaster, AL 35007

Program Coordinator: Kaye O'Neal | (205) 620-8831

Accredited Bariatric Centers at Brookwood and Princeton

The Accredited Bariatric Centers located on the campuses of Brookwood Baptist and Princeton Baptist Medical Centers are committed to providing a high-quality bariatric program in central Alabama. With an interdisciplinary patient-focused approach for treating obesity, our team improves health, reduces life-threatening co-morbidities, increases self-esteem, and improves quality of life. Read more about the Princeton program

Find a location that fits your needs.

Non-Surgical Weight Loss

learn-more-weightloss4Weight-loss surgery isn’t for everyone. We also offer a variety of non-surgical options to help you reach your weight loss goals.

Use our online search tool to find a doctor or specialist at Brookwood Baptist Health and all of our locations
Get a list of locations with the services you're looking for. Includes address, phone and link to directions
Learn more about our weight loss procedures including Gastric Bypass, Lap Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Revisional surgery.
Sign up for a Free seminar at Brookwood Baptist Health to cover your Surgical Weight Loss options and questions
When answers are difficult to find and you’re not quite sure where to turn, you need a place that knows your questions, and offers many of the answers.
Read more about non-surgical weight loss that uses OPTIFAST and Serotonin-Plus for nutritional control
Sometimes the greatest comfort comes from the people who understand what you're going through.
In our Health Library, you'll find an overview of the latest tests and screenings we offer.