Monthly Archives: October 2012

Recovery after Surgery

October 26, 2012

Recovery after any surgical procedure, minor or major, can be difficult, especially depending on the age and general health of the patient. Recovery however, should be relatively smooth in patients who follow the recovery protocols as prescribed by our office. … Continue reading

Holiday Eating after Bariatric Surgery

October 25, 2012

It’s almost November and the holiday season is fast approaching. For most of us, this is the time to enjoy, relax, spend some time off work and see family and friends to celebrate these wonderful times. For bariatric surgery patients, … Continue reading

Cutting Calories

October 22, 2012

Cutting calories, as we all know, is no easy task. Dieting is something that most patients suffering from excess weight have tried throughout their entire lives. Unfortunately, diets usually do not work in the long-term. The basic problem with the … Continue reading

What You Can Do Before Bariatric Surgery

October 15, 2012

Before surgery, an obese patient’s mind may be preoccupied with problems associated with excess weight on one hand and excitement with the advent of their upcoming surgery on the other. What many of our patients do not realize however is … Continue reading

Paying for Surgery

October 12, 2012

Paying for surgery is one of the first questions on any patient’s mind. Whether a surgical procedure is simple or complex, there are costs to be considered. Most patients will have some form of insurance plan that will cover at … Continue reading

From October’s Support Group

October 8, 2012

Let us know what you think about the topics discussed in October’s support group! What are some of the good things/stumbling blocks you have found in your first year post op? Pay attention to portions, hunger does come back after … Continue reading

Carbohydrates after Bariatric Surgery

October 2, 2012

Carbohydrates are a touchy subject after bariatric surgery. Carbs have been given a bad name because we associate them with high sugar foods that cause us to gain weight and become obese. Simple carbs, including sugars, do cause weight gain … 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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