Category Archives: Recovery & Aftercare

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

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

Prepping Delicious and Healthy Bariatric-Friendly Food for The Week

May 30, 2017

Eating properly day-in and day-out is hard. Even harder is finding the time to cook a delicious, healthful, homemade meal while managing your busy schedule. To help you get through the week and still enjoy what you eat, you may … Continue reading

Proper Wound Care is Critical to a Swift Recovery

January 25, 2017

Although surgical complication rates have decreased dramatically over the past several decades, the most common patient issue after a surgical procedure is infection. While there are a multitude of causes of infection, improper wound care after the patient returns home … 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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