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Dr. Ravindra V. Mailapur

Dr. Ravindra V. Mailapur, MD, FACS, FASMBS joined Huntsville Hospital and founded The Bariatric Surgery Center of Huntsville in 2004, now known as Madison Surgical Associates. Dr. Mailapur developed the idea of a comprehensive Bariatric Surgical Program and partnered with Huntsville Hospital to make it happen. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Weight Loss Surgery Program at Huntsville Hospital.

After finishing his surgical residency in New York, Dr. Mailapur completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida. He has been practicing general surgery, advanced laparoscopy, and weight loss surgery in Huntsville, Alabama since 2004.

Dr. Mailapur has been an approved American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Center of Excellence (COE) Surgeon since 2004. He is Board Certified in General Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Fellow of the ASMBS.

Dr. Mailapur refers to bariatric procedures as a tool. He provides his patients with a safely performed tool to help them take charge of their lives and to guide them to a longer and healthier life. Bariatric surgery alone does not guarantee results. Patients need to commit to the lifestyle changes, follow-through, and know that they hold their own key to success.

Dr. Mailapur has a variety of surgical interests and expertise in addition to weight loss surgery, including minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, hernia repairs, etc.

Dr. Mailapur realizes surgery is a major event in his patients’ lives. He takes time to explain surgical procedures and answer questions to ease his patients and their families.

Dr. Mailapur is married and has two children. When he is not at his practice or in the hospital, he enjoys his time with family and friends. His hobbies are cooking, hiking, playing tennis and watching movies.

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