Monthly Archives: July 2012

Change after Bariatric Surgery

July 30, 2012

There are many considerations and variables to take into account before and after weight loss surgery. There is one constant in the process, however and that is change. The fact is that no matter the surgeon, patient or the procedure, … Continue reading

Are There Any Risks to Minimally Invasive Surgery?

July 25, 2012

Before we address this question, it is important to understand that every surgical procedure, no matter how it is performed has some degree of risk. These risks range from minor to major and largely depend on the health of the … Continue reading

Choosing a Hospital vs. a Surgery Center

July 23, 2012

Knowing the facility at which your surgery will be performed is an important part of choosing a surgeon. One of the first questions is whether you prefer the surgery to be performed at a hospital or at an outpatient surgery … Continue reading

Managing Hunger after Weight Loss Surgery

July 14, 2012

Managing hunger after weight-loss surgery is one of the most daunting parts of post-bariatric life. In almost every case, except some gastric sleeve post-ops, patients may still feel hungry even if they are full after a meal. This arises because, while the … Continue reading

How Safe Is Surgery?

July 6, 2012

No matter the type of surgery – hernia surgery, bariatric surgery, or otherwise – it is still a major procedure. And each surgery has both benefits and risks, some of which depend on a patient’s particular circumstance. Many of our patients … Continue reading

Keeping a Food Journal

As post-bariatric surgery patients, we need all the tips and tricks we can get to make the lifestyle changes after surgery easier to manage. It can be hard to keep track of caloric intake by memory, so using a food … 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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