Update April 9th, 2021: Although the statewide mask mandate expired April 9th, Birmingham city leaders have extended the citywide mask mandate through May 24th. Advanced Surgeons, PC resides in the city limits of Birmingham and will continue to require face masks for its patrons until further notice.
As we all continue to deal with the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) we are going to continue to serve our patients. We are following all guidelines provided by the state. We are open for regular office hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:15-4:30 and Friday 8:30-3:00.
We are asking that patients come in alone or come with just 1 caregiver. We ask that patients wear their own mask upon entering our lobby & be prepared to have your temperatures taken. We do have facemasks available should you need one. We offer seating in our back hallways should you request or you may wait in your car once you have registered for your appointment until it’s time for you to see your physician and we will call you to come back to our office.
When is it time to consider bariatric surgery? If you are reading this article right now you may already know the answer. If you have been thinking about taking action, your first step is to understand why it’s so important for your health, and then talk to Advanced Surgeons, P.C. to find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
GERD or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is a disorder that affects many Americans. Many think of it as just heartburn, while others know it as pain at night after a big meal. When bile and acid enter your throat, you can’t ignore it. It can become quite serious and eventually necessitate surgery. So, when is it time to consider acid reflux surgery?
There are many key reasons why you should seek hernia repair during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, right now there are many types of important surgeries and follow up treatments being cancelled and postponed. In most cases this is due to patient anxiety concerning COVID-19 and less about lack of surgical availability. The key takeaway is don’t put your health at risk either way!
Advanced Surgeons, P.C. is excited to announce the arrival of a new general surgeon, E. Andrew Fazendin, MD. Dr. Fazendin is now seeing new patients, so contact our office today to schedule an appointment. Give us a call at (205) 595-8985 or request an appointment through our secure online form. Join us in welcoming Dr. Fazendin to our practice!
After a mastectomy there are several forms of recovery that take place. Those forms include physical recovery, emotional recovery, and psychological recovery, which all three take time and their toll. Combined together, we suggest these 5 tips after a mastectomy.
Two of our terrific surgeons were recently recognized for their outstanding work in their field!
Dr. Barton Wood achieved accrediation as a Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery (MSRS) from the Surgical Review Corporation. According to the SRC, “(His) achievement demonstrates an exemplary commitment to quality improvement and patient safety.”
The thyroid gland is a 2 inch powerhouse for your body. It produces, stores, and releases hormones into the bloodstream and controls many of your bodily functions like weight, breathing, heart rate, muscle strength to name just a few. If your physician has recommended surgery due to an overactive gland, if it has grown too large, has cysts or nodules on it, or if there is a possibility of cancer, here are some specific questions to ask your doctor about thyroid surgery.
During these times and always, our duty is to protect you and provide you all with a safe environment for your healthcare needs. In light of COVID-19, we have taken all state mandated precautions and are constantly following the CDC to ensure we are making the right decisions.