Category Archives: Lap Band

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

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

Head vs. Body – Are you really hungry?

July 1, 2011

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 triggers, but emotions are the biggest culprits. Emotions such as boredom, loneliness … Continue reading

Protein and Bariatric Surgery

May 18, 2011

After undergoing bariatric surgery, patients will want to eat foods that keep them full and allow them to burn fat more efficiently too. That’s where protein comes in. Patients will be instructed to consume plenty of the stuff, but which … Continue reading

How to Eat Out After Weight Loss Surgery

March 22, 2011

There’s no doubt that one of the hardest parts of your post-weight loss surgery plan of action is modifying your diet. There is no lack of restaurants around us all, and sometimes temptation gets the best of us. But, our … Continue reading

FDA Loosens Lap-Band Rules

March 7, 2011

After an advisory panel to the FDA recommended that the body mass index guidelines be loosened for Lap-Band® patients, the FDA implemented part of this proposed change, giving those with lower BMIs access to weight loss surgery options. Previous guidelines … Continue reading

Walking and Exercise after Lap-Band Surgery

February 22, 2011

When recovering from Lap-Band® surgery is very important that patients begin to walk as soon as possible after surgery.  Obesity, and the resulting diseases associated with it (especially type-2 diabetes) can cause poor circulation in the body which hinders recovery … Continue reading

The Advantages of Lap-Band® Surgery:

January 28, 2011

Lap-Band® surgery is the safest and least invasive of all the major bariatric surgery procedures we offer. Approved by the FDA in 2001, it has rapidly become the second most popular weight loss surgery procedure in the US after gastric … Continue reading

Eating After Lap Band Surgery

November 3, 2010

Weight loss isn’t a sprint, it’s an endurance competition – even after weight loss surgery. Losing weight takes time, and one of the most important adjustments after Lap Band surgery is learning how to eat the right way – for … Continue reading

Football coach motivates his players with his Lap-Band surgery

October 20, 2010

Being a head football coach for an NFL football team can’t be easy. The stress of winning and losing, personnel issues, travel, being away from your family and dealing with the media – not many people are able to step … 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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