Our team will guide you through the surgical process and the recovery options available to maintain your weight loss. Baptist Health System’s bariatric surgeons provide three bariatric surgical options, usually performed through minimally invasive or laparoscopic techniques. Talk to your surgeon about which option is best for you. Results may vary.


Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) – this procedure creates a small pouch separate from the remaining stomach. As food is consumed, it is rerouted and gathered in the pouch and during digestion, it is slowly released, providing a full sensation with smaller food intake.

Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB)—this is a procedure that puts a “balloon” in the stomach that inflates and deflates with saline solution. Inflating the balloon restricts overeating by making the stomach feel fuller.

Gastric Sleeve (GS)—this procedure is an option for patients designated by their physician as high-risk due to body weight or other medical conditions. The surgeon removes a majority of the stomach, recreating a small, sleeve-shaped stomach about the size of a banana.

Our Physicians

If you think bariatric surgery might be an option for you, contact your primary care physician for a referral to one of our bariatric surgeons.

Manuel Caceres

Timothy Christopher
Rex Sherer

Andrew Dewitt
John Matthews
Paul Park

Princeton Comprehensive Bariatric Center

The Comprehensive Bariatric Center located on the campus of Princeton Baptist Medical Center is committed to provide the highest quality bariatric program in the Southeast. 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.

For a more comprehensive look at the services, seminars, and options available, click HERE to visit our website.


Princeton Comprehensive Bariatric Center
817 Princeton Ave SW
POB II, Ste. 120
Birmingham, AL 35211

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