We are deeply saddened by the passing of Stacy Tidwell. She was a beloved member of the Advanced Surgeons family, an amazing colleague, and a friend to us all. Stacy was always willing to lend her expertise and advice, and she was a source of strength and positivity for everyone around her. Her hard work and dedication to our organization was appreciated and admired by all who knew her. We will miss her enthusiasm, her kindness, and her willingness to help others. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time. We will honor her memory and remember her in our hearts forever.
Our office will be closed Wednesday. If you have any questions, please call our office.
We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. II Corinthians 5:8 NKJV
In support of our military, Brandi Snow, LPN, who is in the Air Force Reserves, nominated Dr. John Touliatos for his support of her work with the military. An excerpt from Dr. Touliatos’ statement of support for the Guard and Reserve reads as follows.
We recognize the Guard and Reserve are essential to the strength of our Nation and the well-being of our communities. In the highest American tradition, the patriotic men and women of the Guard and Reserve servce voluntarily in an honorable and vital profession. They train to respond to their community and their country in time of need. They deserve the support of every segment of our society.
With some medical issues it is acceptable to follow the watch and wait approach. When it comes to a hernia, you can’t be so nonchalant or procrastinate. There are too many serious risks of leaving a hernia untreated for very long.
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.
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.”
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.
Update 11/1/2020: Gov. Kay Ivey has extended the statewide mask order through November 30. Everyone who enters the office is required to wear a mask.
Our clinic will maintain regularly scheduled hours, and all necessary procedures/surgeries are being conducted to keep our patients, staff, and the general public healthy during this outbreak.
Our staff have received training on COVID-19, and will diligently carry out the recommended protocols. We will take appropriate measures to ensure that our patients are able to address their medical needs. We are asking all our patients who exhibit symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath to call our office before coming for an appointment or surgery.
We understand that fears and anxieties are elevated in our community. We will update our community if it is determined that additional actions need to be taken.
Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns during this time. You can reach us by calling (205) 595-8985.