About Us

Meet our Surgeons
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Rex A. Sherer, MD, FACS

Education and Experience:
-Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham, AL, 1973-1977
-Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1977-1981
-University of Alabama School of Medicine at UAB, Internship and General Surgery Residency, Birmingham, AL, 1981-1986
-Jefferson-Shelby Surgical Associates, Birmingham, AL, 1986 – 1994
-Cahaba Valley Surgical Group, P.C., Birmingham, AL, 1994-present

Memberships:
-American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
-American College of Surgeons Fellow
-Certified American Board of Surgery

Tim L. Christopher, MD, FACS

Education and Experience:
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University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 1983 – 1987
-Veterans Administration Medical Center
Gastroenterology Research Assistant, AL, 1987 – 1988
-University of Alabama School of Medicine at UAB, Birmingham, AL, 1989-1993
-Baptist Health System, Internship and Surgical Residency, Chief Resident, Birmingham, AL, 1993-1999
-Cahaba Valley Surgical Group, P.C., Birmingham, AL, 1999-present

Memberships:
-American Society for Bariatric Surgery
-American College of Surgeons Fellow
-Medical Association of the State of Alabama
-Southern Medical Association
-Southeastern Surgical Congress

William C. Braswell, MD, FACS

Education and Experience:
-Auburn University, Auburn, AL 1988-1992
-University of Alabama School of Medicine at UAB, Birmingham, AL, 1992-1996
-Baptist Health System, Internship and General Surgery Residency, Birmingham, AL, 1997-2001
-Surgical Specialist of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2001-2003
-Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, College of Community Health Sciences, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2001-2003
-Surgery South, LLC, Bessemer, AL, 2003-2010
-UAB Surgical Physician Assistant Program, Preceptor, Birmingham, AL, 2004-Present
-Surgery South, LLC, Bessemer, AL, 2003-2010
-Cahaba Valley Surgical Group, P.C., Birmingham, AL, 2010 – Present

Memberships:

-American Society for Bariatric Surgery
-American College of Surgeons Fellow
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Certified American Board of Surgery
‍Jefferson County Medical Society
-Medical Association of the State of Alabama
-Shelby County Medical Society
-UASOM Alumni Association


Press


In November of 2018, all 3 of our surgeons were listed in B Metro Magazine's list of Top Doctors.

Testimonials

"I have used this group on several occasions and I have never had a negative experience with the surgeons or the office staff.
Dr. Sherer did my gastric sleeve surgery and I could not be more pleased with how it progressed, from the initial consultation to the final follow-up appt. He did such a great job on the surgery that I didn't even have to stay in the hospital overnight! My recovery was quick and without complications. I can't imagine using any other surgical group!"

"Dr. Christopher is a truly exceptional surgeon. Along with his impeccable bedside manner, he explains all aspects of his care and answers all questions in a thorough and compassionate way. He and his staff give special attention to all details. I would give him 6 stars."

“Dr. Braswell and his staff have been with me from my breast cancer diagnosis to my chemotherapy port removal. The whole staff is professional yet caring. They have held my hand as I was diagnosed and celebrated with me when I finished treatment. Thank you Cahaba Valley Surgical Group for helping save my life!”