Monthly Archives: June 2012

How Walking Can Change Your Life

June 29, 2012

Walking is a staple for post-bariatric surgery patients. Very shortly after the bariatric procedure, patients will be asked to walk around the hospital or surgical center in order to help with recovery. Walking increases circulation and blood flow throughout the … Continue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Treat a Hernia

June 24, 2012

There are many types of hernia – inguinal, incisional, umbilical, hiatal, esophageal and more – each with their own set of complexities. The one commonality between them is that many of these hernias can start as very minor, causing minimal … Continue reading

Should It Be Called Weight Loss Surgery?

June 22, 2012

Virtually since the first gastric bypass was performed over 40 years ago, people have also referred to bariatric procedures as “weight loss surgery.” While weight loss is certainly the most obvious benefit of bariatric surgery, it is neither the most … Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Laparoscopic Surgery

June 15, 2012

Surgical procedures have trended toward minimal invasiveness, also known as laparoscopy, over the past couple decades. Bariatric procedures, gallbladder removals and hernia repairs to name a few, are now often performed in a minimally invasive manner. Minimally invasive surgery is … Continue reading

How Your General Health Affects Surgery

June 12, 2012

Most Americans suffer from one or more diseases. They may be genetic or acquired, major or minor.  Further, over two thirds of Americans are overweight which in turn causes a host of weight related diseases including type-2 diabetes, high blood … 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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