Category Archives: Bariatric Surgery

Why Does Insurance Take So Long to Approve Bariatric Surgery?

February 20, 2020

The insurance process can vary between patients and insurance companies…even policies, but rarely is the process a short one. First, patients and providers are like have to deal with insurance companies that are pressed for time and may not be … Continue reading

The Staggering Cost of Diabetes in the US

February 3, 2020

We’ve updated our blog post on the cost of diabetes as it has been almost a decade since broaching the topic! The statistics we used from back in 2007, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association, pegged the total cost of … Continue reading

Weight Loss in The Six Months After Bariatric Surgery

November 5, 2019

The early postoperative period after weight loss surgery is both an exciting and daunting time in every patient’s life. Undoubtedly, there is the potential for exceptional weight loss and disease resolution, making life healthier and more enjoyable. On the other … Continue reading

Medications That Can Harm Your Pouch

October 15, 2019

I often get asked which medications are harmful to your pouch after gastric bypass. The class of drugs that are most harmful are NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). There are many NSAIDs out there including: Aspirin Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) Naproxen (Aleve) … Continue reading

Exercises to Avoid After Bariatric Surgery

October 1, 2019

The postoperative bariatric exercise plan generally falls into two parts. First, is the short-term plan starting immediately after surgery and continuing for several months until you have lost a significant amount of weight and healed appropriately. The second is the … Continue reading

Healthy Eating After Weight Loss Surgery

September 18, 2019

When we think of eating healthily, one of the first food items that we consider are soups and salads. There are countless diets that lead us in this direction for weight loss. It is almost second nature to believe that … Continue reading

Head Vs. Body – Are You Really Hungry?

July 15, 2019

Originally published on July 1, 2011 and updated on Jun 23, 2019 So, you think you are hungry – but are you really? Is your body hungry, or is it head hunger? Head hunger can be caused by many different … Continue reading

Need More Energy after Bariatric Surgery? Eat the Right Foods

July 1, 2019

Originally published on May 25, 2011 and updated on Jun 12, 2019 “I would love to work out, but I have no energy.” How many times have you said that? It’s a common problem we all encounter – weight loss … Continue reading

Gastric Bypass Treatment Lower BMI Non-Obese Diabetic Patients

April 16, 2019

By Muhammad S. Feteiha, MD, FACS For years, surgeons and patients alike have marveled at the improvements in type-2 diabetes within days or weeks of bariatric surgery – specifically, gastric bypass surgery. Until recently, it was assumed that dramatic weight … Continue reading

Weight Loss Plateaus – What Can We Do?

August 5, 2018

There isn’t a dieter in the world that hasn’t experienced a weight loss plateau during their lifestyle change. This is no different for weight loss surgery patients. Weight loss plateaus usually occur a few months after surgery and can be … Continue reading

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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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