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About the Provider

College: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, BS in Biology, 1993
Cum Laude

Medical School: University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, Medical Degree, 1997

Internship: University of South Alabama Medical Center, Mobile, Alabama, Surgery, 1997-1998

Residencies: University of South Alabama Medical Center, Mobile, Alabama, General Surgery, 1998-2001

University of South Alabama Medical Center, Mobile, Alabama
Chief Resident, General Surgery, 2001-2002


Appointments: Surgical Association of Mobile, P.A. July 2002 to present.

Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, 1998- 2008
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, 2008-present
College of Medicine, University of South Alabama

Teaching: Teaching Staff, University of South Alabama Residency Program
Teaching Staff, Mobile Infirmary Medical Center Residency Program

Hospital Affiliations: Mobile Infirmary Medical Center
Springhill Medical Center
University of South Alabama Medical Center

Diplomat American Board of Surgery 2003, 2012
Fellow American College of Surgeons
Fellow Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Fellow American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
American Foregut Society
Alabama Chapter, American College of Surgeons
Alabama State Medical Association
Medical Society of Mobile County

Publications: Ringold, FG and Pofahl WE. Management of Early Dislodgment of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tubes. (1999) Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy 9 vol. 4, 253-6.

Olatinwo M O, Porter K B, Madhuri M, Brooks N, Ringold F, Armistead C: Irregular Menstrual Cycle (IMC) is a Reliable Marker of Adverse Reproductive Health Outcome. ACOG annual meeting Chicago May 5 2009

Published Abstracts: Snow LL, Weinstein LS, Hannon JK, Lane DR, Ringold FG, Hansen, PA (2004) The Effect of Age on Gastric Bypass Surgery Outcomes. Surgical Endoscopy 18 supplement; S208.

Hannon JK, Snow LL, Weinstein LS, Lane DR, Ringold FG, Hansen PA, Pointer, MD (2004) Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass with and without Silastic Ring Reinforcement; No Difference in Early Results. Surgical Endoscopy 18 supplement; S196.

Submitted Abstracts: Snow LL, Weinstein LS, Hannon JK, Lane DR, Ringold FG, Hansen, PA, Pointer MD (2004) The Effect of Age on Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery Outcomes: A Study Comparing Outcomes in Patients Aged 17-54 vs. 55-75. ASBS Scientific Session, San Diego, CA.

Lane DR, Snow LL, Weinstein LS, Hannon JK, Ringold FG, Hansen PA (2004) Incidence and Treatment of Gastrojejunal Leaks Following Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery.  ASBS   Scientific Session, San Diego, CA.

Clinical Trials: Sanofi-Synthelabo. Study: EFC3558 A multicenter, randomized, double- blind, parallel group trial to demonstrate the efficacy of fondaparinux sodium in association with Intermittent Pneumatic compression verses Intermittent Pneumatic compression used alone for the prevention of venous thromboembolic events in high-risk patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. 2003

            Aventis.  Retrospective In-house study comparing DVT rates with Lovenox                 and Heparin. 2004

            Adolor Corporation. Study: 14CL314 A Phase 3b, Multicenter, Double-                 Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Study of Alvimopan for the                      Management of Postoperative Ileus.  2005.

            Study: CPI-CL-008) A Phase III Multi-Center Randomized, Double-Blind                    Placebo-Controlled Trial of Ibuprofen Injection (IVIb) for Treatment of Pain                in the Post-Operative Adult Patients. 2006.

University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Obesity Screening for Bladder and Bowel Incontinence. 2007.

Surgeries Performed

• BPD w/ Duodenal Switch • Gastric Banding • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass • Intragastric Balloon • Laparoscopic BPD w/ Duodenal Switch • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass • Revision/Conversion of Prior Procedure • Single Anastomosis Duodeno-ileostomy • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy 


Mobile, AL USA



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