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About Madison Surgical Associates

Our Mission

Dr. Ravindra Mailapur and his staff offer a comprehensive weight loss program that includes several surgical options, non-surgical endoscopic options, and medical solutions for weight loss. Our comprehensive and individualized approach is designed to fit each of our patient’s unique needs.

We are dedicated to providing the highest level of care with respect and compassion for our patients fighting obesity. Our goal is to help and support patients in enhancing their quality of life and be by their side on their journey to live an active and healthier life. Dr. Mailapur’s team cares for his patients every step of the way.

Dr. Mailapur is a general and weight loss surgeon who has been practicing in the Huntsville area since 2004. He specializes in weight loss surgery. He is also a general surgeon doing all kinds of general surgical procedures in addition to weight loss surgery.

Madison Surgical Associates

At Madison Surgical Associates, we understand that all surgeries are life-changing. We know losing weight is difficult, and more so, is keeping the weight off. Being overweight hurts your health and has a negative impact on your quality of life and the way you feel about yourself.

Weight loss surgery by an experienced bariatric team like ours can help you overcome weight loss challenges. We will help you set realistic goals and follow through on your plan established by our experienced bariatric team. Many of our patients agree that their surgery was a tool in making a positive change in their life – in fact, many say they wish they would have done it sooner.

In our practice, we combine expertise and technique with unparalleled individualized support. Madison Surgical Associates offers several laparoscopic bariatric surgery options, including vertical sleeve gastrectomy, Roux- En-Y gastric bypass, gastric banding, and endoscopic gastric balloon. We provide a comprehensive program designed to fit our patients’ unique needs in Alabama and surrounding states.

MBSAQIP Accredited Comprehensive Weight Loss Surgery Center

Dr. Ravindra Mailapur and Madison Surgical Associates perform bariatric surgery at medical facilities that maintain the highest credentialing available from American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. Mailapur is affiliated with Huntsville Hospital and Crestwood hospital,  a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited center by the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Mailapur is dedicated to providing his patients with a compassionate and comprehensive, multi-disciplinary program to treat the disease of morbid obesity. He aims to provide the highest quality of care, which is evident in his association with Huntsville Hospital and Crestwood Medical Center, a MBSAQIP accredited comprehensive weight loss surgery center.


Blue Distinction Center

Dr. Ravindra Mailapur is affiliated with Huntsville Hospital, one of the Blue Distinction Center® recognition programs that help identify hospitals with proven expertise in delivering specialty care.

Their evaluation criteria is based on what you care about the most:

  • Expertise of the medical team
  • How many times the hospital has performed the procedure
  • Hospital’s track record for procedure results


Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment to date for significant, sustained weight loss for morbidly obese patients. Because bariatric surgery’s clinical outcomes vary widely, receiving services at an Optum Bariatric Resource Services (BRS) Center of Excellence (COE) facility can help ensure that the bariatric surgery and care delivery meets strict standards, increasing the likelihood of superior outcomes. This can ultimately reduce costs, as well.

The BRS COE network provides patients the best care from proven medical providers with clinically superior quality of care compared to most non-COEs performing bariatric surgeries.

Patients of bariatric COEs are happy with the quality of care they received. In fact, 96 percent of patients reported they were pleased with their bariatric surgeon at the COE facility where they received their surgery.

To maintain a network with only the highest quality and best value centers, bariatric COE facilities are evaluated annually. They look for a number of criteria in order to qualify a facility as COE, including:

  • Annual volume of surgeries
  • Number and experience of surgeons
  • Complications and mortality rate
  • Certifications
  • Length of program existence 
  • Multidisciplinary team
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