We strive to make our website the go-to resource for both existing bariatric surgery and general surgery patients but also to those interested in learning more about surgery and if it is right for them. As part of that dedication, the posts below address many of the most common questions, concerns and considerations our patients have as well as practical tips and advance to make surgery safer and aftercare smoother.
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We know that the risk of developing a hernia is greater when abnormal pressure is placed on the abdominal wall. And rarely is more pressure placed on the abdomen than during pregnancy. Indeed, during this time there is a risk … Continue readingRead More
Hi, my name is Kathy Kapner and I’m the bariatric coordinator here at Advanced Surgical Associates. One of our patients’ biggest concerns is their diet before and after bariatric surgery. I am not a bariatric surgery patient, but I do … Continue readingRead More
It can be very tough to keep your weight in check during the holidays. There’s just so much going on. Whether it’s the stress of hosting a gathering, or the food and drink temptations at every turn, it takes a … Continue readingRead More
With all the hype about low-or-no-carb diets, carbohydrates have become the evil of our daily nutrition. To be sure, certain carbs are worse than others – these are usually in the form of white, empty carbs like white rice, white … Continue readingRead More
Ever since the introduction of hernia mesh, the long-term complication rates – mostly in the form of hernia recurrence – have dropped dramatically. One of the biggest causal factors of hernia recurrence is a non-mesh repair. And while there are … Continue readingRead More
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 readingRead More