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The Bariatric Surgery Process at Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

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At Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, we’re with you every step of the way, helping to make a lifelong commitment to healthy habits and maximum weight loss. What happens before and after bariatric surgery is just as important as the surgery itself.

Pre-Bariatric Preparatory Program

Before undergoing bariatric surgery, patients must try to lose weight through medical and nutritional techniques. If these therapies fail to achieve adequate results, our surgeons will evaluate whether he or she is a good candidate for surgical weight loss procedures. We offer several programs to help patients meet preoperative weight control requirements established by their individual insurance provider:

  • Three-to-six-month medically monitored preoperative nutrition counselling and weight loss program
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Evaluation by a gastroenterologist
  • Evaluation for sleep apnea, if applicable
  • Post-Bariatric Surgery Program

After your surgery, our team will continue to work closely with you to monitor progress in a number of different areas:

  • Weight loss and lower body mass index (BMI)
  • Corrected vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Monitor to reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides, and improve high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (good cholesterol)
  • Improvement in body image, metabolism, mobility and quality of life
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improved blood sugar levels and diabetes management
  • Nutritional counselling
  • Support groups and classes

We also encourage bariatric surgery patients to follow up with a metabolic physician who may adjust medications, evaluate protein requirements, assess fluid losses and electrolyte changes, determine the need for vitamin and mineral supplementation, and monitor malabsorption and reduced capacity to hold food.

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Locations

Morristown

435 South Street

Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine, Suite 360

Morristown, NJ 07960

FAX 973-290-7521

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Bridgewater

1973 Washington Valley Road

Suite 2

Martinsville, NJ 08836

FAX 973-290-7521

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm