Monthly Archives: May 2013

Managing Fear before Surgery

May 31, 2013

Managing fear before a major surgical procedure is an important part in the preparation for and recovery from life-changing events such as surgery. Fear is, of course, an integral part of our lives and can be very useful. It can … Continue reading

Was the Gastric Band the Best Option for Gov. Chris Christie?

May 30, 2013

The gastric banding system, especially Lap-Band®, has been thrust back into the national and international spotlight with the latest news of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie undergoing a gastric banding procedure. One of the questions that swirled around his decision … Continue reading

Your Responsibilities after Weight Loss Surgery

May 18, 2013

Many patients arrive at the conclusion that they need bariatric surgery because they are frustrated with years of failed diet and exercise attempts. While bariatric surgery is an effective long-term solution to excess weight and obesity, it is not a … Continue reading

Banking Blood For The Future

May 2, 2013

One of the more overlooked preparations for any eventuality is the idea of preemptive blood banking. While most surgical procedures are uneventful, there are times, for one reason or other, that patients may require some additional blood. The need for … Continue reading

Not All Fats Are Bad

As we embark on our latest diet and exercise programs, we are often tempted to eliminate fats altogether. The name alone sounds daunting for weight loss and it’s true that many items that are high in fat also have a … 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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