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We are proud to announce that we have received Blue Distinction for Bariatrics. Thanks to everyone who made this happen!

Blue Distinction for Bariatrics



Watch Dr. Black talk about weight loss surgeries on ABC3340 Talk of Alabama:


Watch Dr. Black talk about reflux surgery on ABC3340 Talk of Alabama:




"Low Cost Private Pay Gastric Sleeve"
Morbid obesity and reflux disease are two medical conditions that often occur together. One problem, seen in nationwide studies, is that when weight loss surgery is done without addressing reflux, the reflux symptoms tend to get worse. Not only do the patients suffer, but they also have an increased risk of Barrett's esophagus, which is a pre-cancerous condition.
 At Anniston General Surgery, we not only do the weight loss surgery, but we can fix the reflux as well. We don't want to take care of one problem, and make another worse.  Dr. Black has performed over 3,000 anti-reflux surgeries in addition to 15 years of bariatric experience doing hundreds upon hundreds of weight loss surgeries. 
Many bariatric surgeons do not know how to treat both conditions.  In fact, some want to do a gastric bypass in patients with reflux.  Our technique has a 95% cure rate with reflux!
We offer a great private pay option at $9300 to do the gastric sleeve weight loss surgery. If the patient has reflux, an anti-reflux operation can be done under insurance coverage or for additional cost for a private pay option. This can save a patient thousands of dollars!  It is one reason that we have patients come from hours away to have their surgery with us. Another is that we are a center of excellence in bariatric surgery, and a national BCBS preferred provider in bariatric surgery. 
 We have been able to negotiate with the hospital in order to pass the savings onto our patients. This price covers both the surgeon's and the hosptial's fee, as well as follow ups for 1 year. If you would like to find out more information, please call us at 256-240-9660 or visit our website at




New Anti-Reflux Surgery- Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF)


Anniston General Surgery Center has been the leader in heartburn surgery in the area and the state since Dr. Cliff Black performed the first anti-reflux surgery lapaproscopically in 1994. Click on the image below to open pdf version.


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Under the leadership of Dr. Cliff Black, there have been over 3000 anti-reflux surgeries performed with a cure rate of 92 percent. We are happy to start offering a new, incisionless procedure for chronic heartburn sufferers. This procedure is done through the patient's mouth as an endoscopic procedure.

There are no incisions! Call today for a consultation to see if this procedure is right for you!
View the video below to learn more.


To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors,pleasefeel free to speak directly with our friendly staff at Anniston General Surgery Center at (256) 240-9660.