Monthly Archives: May 2012

When is Open Surgery Necessary?

May 31, 2012

Minimally invasive surgery has become the new norm and rightly so. We perform over 90% of our procedures laparoscopically and for most cases, it is our preferred method. There are instances however, when it is better to have an open … Continue reading

Portion Control

May 27, 2012

Portion control visual guidelines are the new gold standard for the diet industry. Even before surgery, we’re bombarded with portion control examples and metaphors. It was hard enough trying to get a piece of meat to fit the size of … Continue reading

Why You Need to Quit – Smoking that is

May 12, 2012

We see what smoking does to our bodies over the long-term; and ads on TV make a compelling reason to quit. These dramatic effects have been proven by hundreds of clinical studies over the years. More immediately, smoking is downright … Continue reading

The Role of Family After Bariatric Surgery

May 7, 2012

As we’ve discussed before, weight loss surgery requires significant lifestyle changes in order to be successful. These lifestyle changes do not come easily and certainly are a challenge to maintain. The job of maintaining a lifestyle change is made much … 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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