Author: Advanced Surgeons, P.C.

Weight Loss Strategies For Adults Over 50

Who knew so many things would change on the very day we turn 50. Suddenly we can no longer read anything in small print, wrinkles show up around our eyes and mouth, and in addition, we can’t lose a pound. Obviously this is a bit of an exaggeration, but losing weight does get harder over 50. Why is this, and what can you do about it? These weight loss strategies for adults over 50 may help!

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Procedures and Protocols

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.

For more information please visit Alabama COVID19 Information Hub.

When Is It Time To Consider Bariatric Surgery?

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.

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When Is It Time To Consider Acid Reflux/GERD Surgery?

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?

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Why You Should Still Seek Hernia Repair During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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!

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Recognition for Dr. Wood and Dr. Christopher

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.”

Dr. Timothy Christopher was recognised as Healthcare Professional of the Year 2020 by the Shelby County Chamber.

Timothy Christopher Healthcare Hero Award

Join us in congratulating Dr. Wood and Dr. Christopher on their well-deserved awards!


Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Thyroid Surgery

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.

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