Alabama Weight Loss Surgery
About Us

Dr. Miles (Retired)

Robert Leslie Miles, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Miles has been a surgeon since 1985 and has been at St. Vincent's East in Birmingham, Alabama since 1990, where he has served as President of the Medical Staff.

In early 2001 his interest in bariatric surgery peaked after learning bariatric surgery could be considered a surgical treatment or cure for diabetes. Further research on bariatric surgery prompted him to begin performing the Roux en Y Gastric Bypass in mid-2001. He was the first surgeon in Alabama to perform the Lap Band that same year. Thrilled with the results of weight loss surgery, he then developed the award winning Surgical Weight Loss Program at St. Vincent's East (then called Medical Center East).

Dr. Miles has been designated as a 'Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery', which demonstrates commitment to excellence through his participation in ongoing data collections to continually evaluate and improve patient care.

Dr. Miles and his wife, Anita, have 3 children. His favorite pastimes include fishing, coaching the kid's soccer teams and college football (University of Tennessee and Ole Miss).


  • Graduate of University of Tennessee
  • Internship-Erlanger Medical Center
  • Residency-Erlanger Medical Center
  • FellowAmerican College of Surgeons

Message from Dr. Miles

Hello and thanks for visiting our web site. I truly hope that you find all the information you need here in regard to your surgical weight loss options.

It is our goal to make available to you all the information and resources you might need to make an informed decision about weight loss surgery. WE believe that we have made it very easy to get the information you need to decide if weight loss surgery is right for you: just click on the "Get Started" button and watch the educational seminar! Someone will then contact you to answer any other questions or make your appointment.

Again, thank you for visiting, we look forward to seeing you soon.

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