Monthly Archives: March 2011

Getting in Pre-Op Shape

March 24, 2011

Getting in pre-op shape is very important to the safety of the patient and success of the surgery. So why would a patient need to get in shape before having surgery? Isn’t the surgery itself the tool to lose weight? … Continue reading

How to Eat Out After Weight Loss Surgery

March 22, 2011

There’s no doubt that one of the hardest parts of your post-weight loss surgery plan of action is modifying your diet. There is no lack of restaurants around us all, and sometimes temptation gets the best of us. But, our … Continue reading

Ghrelin, The Hunger Hormone

March 17, 2011

There is one often overlooked benefit of gastric sleeve surgery – the reduction of a hunger producing hormone called ghrelin. When the lower portion of the stomach is separated from the rest during the procedure, production of a hormone called ghrelin … Continue reading

FDA Loosens Lap-Band Rules

March 7, 2011

After an advisory panel to the FDA recommended that the body mass index guidelines be loosened for Lap-Band® patients, the FDA implemented part of this proposed change, giving those with lower BMIs access to weight loss surgery options. Previous guidelines … Continue reading

Advanced Surgical Associates is one of the first exclusively surgical groups practicing in Union County New Jersey. And that is just the first of many firsts for ASA. For over 40 years, we have pioneered breakthrough surgical patient care in North Jersey in both general and weight loss surgery. ASA also offers gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and gastric banding to those suffering from obesity in New Jersey.
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