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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Hernias come in different forms and locations in the abdomen. Some have lower risk of complications while others require immediate care. All symptomatic hernias will eventually need to be repaired surgically – the operative word here is symptomatic. Why? Because … Continue readingRead More
Gallbladder removal, also known as a cholecystectomy, is a very common surgical procedure in the United States and around the world. Millions of people have their gallbladders removed either due to disease or symptomatic gallstones. In the hands of an … Continue readingRead More
The insurance process can vary between patients and insurance companies…even policies, but rarely is the process a short one. First, patients and providers are like have to deal with insurance companies that are pressed for time and may not be … Continue readingRead More
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