John Mathews grew up and was educated in the parochial school system in Montgomery, Alabama and was awarded a four year grant and aid to the University of Kentucky in Lexington. There he ran track and started on the football team as a defensive back and wide receiver.

He was called into the healthcare ministry and graduated from the University of Alabama with a DMD cum laude in 1975 and then from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1977 with his MD.

His residency was in the Baptist Health System and after five years of training he became board certified in general surgery as a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Since 1985, he has practiced primarily at Baptist Medical Center – Princeton where he was Chairman of the Department of Surgery and presently is Chief of General and Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Mathews feels his gifts are in the area of service to affect healing of various surgical diseases as the Lord enables him. He feels excellence is a witness to the love of God revealed through Jesus Christ and he is committed as is the Baptist Health System to ministries that enhance the health dignity and wholeness of those we serve through integrity, compassion, advocacy and resourcefulness.

Contact Info

Phone: (205) 780-7150

Fax: (205) 783-9326

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The Surgeons’ Group 917 Tuscaloosa Ave. S.W.
Birmingham, 35211

Procedures Performed

  • Bariatric Revisions
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
  • Colon Resection
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Gastric Banding (Lap-Band® and Realize® Band)
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Plication
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • GERD (Acid Reflux) Surgery
  • Hernia Repair


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Center of Excellence
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Surgical Review Corportation

Insurance Accepted

  • *All major insurance providers
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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare

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