Timothy Christopher, M.D., FACS

“At an early age, I felt called to the field of Medicine to fill a strong desire to make a difference.  I fell in love with Surgery as I progressed thru my medical training, being impressed with surgeon’s technical skill, demand for excellence, and witnessed procedures that erased illness and transformed patients’ lives.  A lasting impression that remains is witnessing the trust patients place in a physician’s hands and the special bond that forms when engaging in patient care.  I pledge to honor that trust patients place in me, to be their advocate ensuring the highest standards of surgical care guided by compassion and respect.  It is by God’s grace and blessings that have brought me to this place, and as a follower of Christ, it is my privilege to pray for and with patients as we place our ultimate trust in the Great physician who is the creator and sustainer of life. “

Timothy Christopher MD

His special interests include robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgery

  • Weight-Loss Surgery – Gastric Sleeve or Bypass
  • Heartburn Surgery – reflux and hiatal hernia repair
  • Endocrine Surgery – Thyroid, Parathyroid
  • Breast Surgery – Biopsy, Lumpectomy with sentinel node biopsy, mastectomy
  • General Surgery – Hernia repair, gallbladder, colon, spleen, abdominal wall reconstruction
  • B.S., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (May, 1987)
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama (June, 1993)
  • General Surgery Residency, Baptist Health System, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama (1993 – 1999)
  • Chief Surgery Resident, Baptist Health System, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama (1998 to 1999)
  • Medical Association State of Alabama
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Colostomy, Colitis,Ileostomy
  • Diverticulitis Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgeries
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Parathyroid Surgery
  • GERD – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gallbladder Surgery: Gallstones, Biliary Diskinesia
  • Hernia Surgery: Inguinal, Umbilical, Abdominal, Diaphragmatic
  • Hiatal Hernia Surgery
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
  • Sarcoma Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery – Melanoma
  • Small Bowel Intestinal Surgery
  • Spleen Surgery (Splenectomy)
  • Stomach Surgery (Gastrectomy)
  • Vascular Access – Port Placement and Removal
  • Wound/Skin Care
  • 2020 Birmingham Metro Top Doctor
  • Healthcare Professional of the Year Healthcare Hero

Timothy Christopher Healthcare Hero Award