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Category Archives: Gastric Bypass

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

What Is Dumping Syndrome?

December 27, 2010

Dumping syndrome is a somewhat common problem that affects those that have undergone gastric bypass surgery. Dumping occurs when food and water pass through the stomach and into the intestine too quickly, causing nausea, dizziness, vomiting and general discomfort in … Continue reading

Hair Loss After Gastric Bypass

December 3, 2010

Every bariatric surgery patient has the potential to lose hair after weight loss surgery and this may occur at any point after surgery. While there are many reasons for hair loss including genetics and stress, weight loss surgery reduces nutrient … Continue reading

The Benefits of Gastric Bypass

November 29, 2010

Gastric bypass is widely considered the gold standard in bariatric surgery because of its exceptional results and patient safety. Because of the gastric bypass’ unique restrictive and malabsorptive characteristics, patients who undergo the procedure tend to lose more weight, more … 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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