Monthly Archives: March 2012

Addiction Substitution after Bariatric Surgery

March 26, 2012

Addiction substitution is an uncommon, but possible psychological byproduct of bariatric surgery. Despite the low likelihood of developing an addiction after surgery, it is a topic that must be explored in order to make sure that every patient understands the … Continue reading

Negative Feelings

March 19, 2012

As weight loss surgery patients, we walk a fine line between motivation and frustration after surgery. Lifestyle changes are hard – not only in the days and weeks after surgery, but years later, too. It is hard to kick the … Continue reading

Aftercare Programs

March 14, 2012

The aftercare program that a patient chooses to follow after weight-loss surgery is critically important to their overall success. Weight loss surgery is simply a tool to help the patient lose weight. It is not a magic bullet that creates … Continue reading

Is the BMI Really Useful?

March 6, 2012

We all know that the Body Mass Index or BMI is the standard by which we measure obesity and morbid obesity. However how useful is it, really? The general consensus is that the BMI is useful as an approximation of … 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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