Dr. George Merriman II is a highly experienced laparoscopic surgeon that specializes in minimally invasive surgery for bariatrics, weight loss surgery, lap band surgeries, sleeve gastrectomy, foregut surgery, hernia repairs, gall bladder removal, and appendectomy. He offers a kind and compassionate approach and provides each patient with the tools they need to succeed after their surgery.
Dr. Merriman earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from South Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and his Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, AL. He did a one-year surgery internship at the University of Alabama Hospitals and completed his surgical residency there. Dr. Merriman is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
He has always been interested in technology, fostering his early interest in laparoscopy and surgical robotics. He is dedicated to remaining on the "cutting edge" of knowledge and innovation in his area of surgery.
Dr. Merriman's well-rounded life experiences foster his commitment to treating his patients as more than their disease by following a simple philosophy — always treat people as an end unto themselves and never as a means to an end.
Education & Certifications
University of Alabama School of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine
University of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham, Alabama - Residency, Surgery
University of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham, Alabama - Internship, Surgery
American Board of Surgery