Category Archives: Gastric Bypass

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

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

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

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

What is the Best Bariatric Surgery Procedure?

April 24, 2018

Advancements in bariatric surgery have yielded an unprecedented number of options for patients looking to improve or eliminate the diseases associated with morbid obesity and lose weight along the way. Each of the many weight loss surgery options present strong … Continue reading

Gastric Bypass vs. Gastric Sleeve

January 11, 2014

Many of our patients ask us about the difference between the gastric bypass and the gastric sleeve. They wonder which procedure is better. As is the case with most decisions in bariatric surgery, it is not necessarily which procedure is … Continue reading

Getting in Pre-Op Shape

March 24, 2011

Getting in pre-op shape is very important to the safety of the patient and success of the surgery. So why would a patient need to get in shape before having surgery? Isn’t the surgery itself the tool to lose weight? … Continue reading

Vitamin Supplementation after Gastric Bypass Surgery

February 22, 2011

Almost every gastric bypass patient will have to take vitamin and mineral supplementation after surgery. Because the gastric bypass procedure re-routs the small intestine, it reduces the amount of vitamins and minerals that are absorbed into the bloodstream through the … Continue reading

The Gold Standard

January 28, 2011

Gastric bypass surgery is widely considered to be the gold standard in weight loss surgery procedures. Even though it is the most invasive of all the bariatric procedures we perform, by combining restriction and malabsorption, it also offers the greatest … Continue reading

Recovery after Gastric Bypass

January 11, 2011

Gastric bypass is major surgery even though it is generally performed laparoscopically. It is therefore very important to follow your post surgical guidelines in order to minimize recovery problems. You will receive a detailed post-surgical checklist that will give you … 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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