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5 out of 5 stars Weight Loss Surgery
Absolutely wonderful. He really talks to you and not at you. I had some complications but his staff is really caring and he has a great bedside manner. I recommend him to anyone who needs help or is thinking about weight loss surgery.
He is very direct and thorough. His staff has been great. I'll update after the surgery.
Dr. Merriman offers a kind and compassionate approach and provides each of his patients with the tools they need for success after their procedures. He is Board Certified in General and Bariatric Surgery and has over 25 years of experience.
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Awards & Recognition
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BS, Chemistry, Southern Methodist University, 1983
Medical: MD, University of Alabama Hospitals, 1992
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: Surgery, University of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham, AL, 1992
Treatments offered at Surgical Specialists - Freedom From Obesity
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Published in The Forum News - 2016 An Interview with Dr. George R. Merriman II Dr. Merriman, you have been a specialist in Bariatric Surgery for the last twenty years. What would you say is the biggest change in the treatment that you have seen over the life of your career? Currently, the biggest change lies in our understanding that the basis of the obesity problem is not what we thought. When I started my training in the early 1980s, I was taught that a gastric...
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No. The FDA has only approved the Balloon for a 6 month implant. After that amount of time, the balloon could deteriorate. The 6 month time frame is... READ MORE
We recommend a minimum of 4 treatments at least one week apart. More can be beneficial for more fat reduction. On average patients see a decrease of 2... READ MORE
I Am Interested in a New Procedure Using a Machine Called Vanquish Has Anyone Heard of the Technology Behind This?
We have been using Vanquish ME in our practice since January and are having great results. Patients love that there is no pain, no contact and no down... READ MORE
Is skill required when performing vanquish on a patient? Does it matter what facility I go to to get it rather than researching?
Absolutely, skill and training is very important. There are many factors that go into the effectiveness of the treatment including placement of the... READ MORE
The short answer is Yes. Thankfully, there has been a large amount of research performed recently in the area of prescription diet medications. One... READ MORE
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