Dr. William J. Suggs, MD

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Dr. William J. Suggs, MD

Bariatric Surgery | Male

Alabama Bariatrics 705 Bank St NE, Decatur, AL 35601 Get Directions
(256) 274-4523

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My team and I strive to provide not only excellence in surgery, but compassionate care. You are the number one...
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
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  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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3.6 based on 14 responses
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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in Decatur, AL |
Dr. Suggs botched my simple gall bladder removal cutting a bile duct which led to me becoming septic. He refused to believe the excruciating pain i was in while in his office. After whuch i had to go to er was admitted into ICU. He had to do 2 additional surgeries to try & repair the mess he made almost killing me! Finally i went to bham my sphintor of odie duct was splinted and i began recovering. Dr. Suggs ruined my life! Go to a vet before you go to him!!!!
in Florence, AL |
Dr. Suggs cares about his patients as much during follow up care as he does before the surgery. I have been under his care for 6 years and wouldn't consider any other doctor.
Huntsville, AL |
He is wonderful and he takes his time with you and listens to your problems and fears
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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Obesity
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Alabama At Birmingham

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic Rochester

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Clinic Rochester

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Med Center

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1993

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Suggs' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Suggs' Office & Staff

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Dr. Suggs' Care Philosophy

My team and I strive to provide not only excellence in surgery, but compassionate care. You are the number one member of our team. Although most of our surgery is laparoscopic and very high tech, your satisfaction and great outcomes are more important to us.