DR. ANDREW DEWITT IS A BOARD CERTIFIED GENERAL SURGEON who specializes in Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery. During his decade and a half of practicing Bariatric Surgery, he has performed over 4000 bariatric procedures.
Dr. DeWitt has great respect for his patients and understands the physical and emotional toll obesity can take on their lives. For this reason, he and his staff provide the latest in bariatric surgery. As a board-certified surgeon, Dr. DeWitt is dedicated to helping those who are ready to achieve a healthier lifestyle through bariatric surgery.
Education, Training and Experience
An Alabama native, Dr. DeWitt attended Midfield High School in Midfield, the University of Northern Alabama in Florence, and, in Birmingham, the Baptist Medical Center School for Medical Technology and the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He trained with pioneering bariatric surgeon, Dr. Henry L. Laws and twice received the Faculty Teaching Award at Carraway Methodist Medical Center that bears Dr. Laws’ name.
Dr. DeWitt, the fifth of six children, grew up on a farm in Greensboro, Alabama. Andy and his siblings all had jobs to do on the farm and at home so hard work was part of their lives. Andy grew up listening to all kinds of stories from his oldest brother and mother discussing their experiences working as EMTs, and watching his Dad take care of all of their animals on the farm. All of those things are what inspired him to become a doctor.
Andy’s love for Bariatric Surgery developed while doing his general surgery residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center. He was always humbled and amazed at the transformation of the bariatric patient and the gratitude they had for the people that helped them achieve that transformation. He compares it to a butterfly emerging from its cocoon. He brought his practice to Princeton BMC to help the hospital establish a Bariatric Center of Excellence.
The American Society For Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
The American Medical Association
The Southern Medical Association
The Jefferson County Medical Society
The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Hospital Appointments & Committees
Chief of Surgery, Carraway Methodist Medical Center (2005 – 2007)
Director of Bariatric Surgical Program, Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham, AL (2003 – 2008)
Chairman of Credentialing Committee, Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham, AL (2008)
Hospital Board committee, Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham, AL (2007 – 2008)
Medical Executive Committee, Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham, AL (2007 – 2008)
OR Services Committee, Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham, AL (2001 – 2008)
Medical Executive Committee, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham, AL (2010-2011)
Bariatric Committee, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham, AL (2010-2011)
Quality Improvement Committee for Baptist Health System, Birmingham, AL (2010-2011)
Professional Practice Evaluation Committee for Baptist Health Systems, Birmingham, AL (2011-present)