For more than 40 years, Advanced Surgical Associates has pioneered breakthrough surgical patient care in North Jersey in both general and weight loss surgery. We offer gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and gastric banding to those suffering from obesity in New Jersey.
Our philosophy is unique: we take continuity of patient care further. Our practice is committed to quality of care. We believe that fully understanding our patients – their histories, needs, questions and fears – is an integral part of the individual medical treatment.
Find out more about our medical team:
Muhammad Feteiha, MD, FACS
Board Certification: General Surgery
Areas of Interest: Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Band, Bariatric Revision, Hernia Surgery, Reflux, Gall Bladder Disease, Diverticulitis, Colon Cancer, Diseases of the Stomach
Medical Education: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: University Health Sciences Center, University of New Mexico
Fellowship: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University
John Pepen, MD, MPP, FACS
Board Certification: General Surgery
Areas of Interest: Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery
Medical Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University
Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Our Professional Staff
Like any winning team, quality players and teamwork are crucial to your success before, during and after surgery. The Advanced Surgical Associates weight loss team is there to give you all the support and winning strategies to reach your goals.
- Psychologists perform routine pre-operative psychological tests to determine your suitability for surgery and to ease any stress or anxiety you may have. Surgery has a big impact on patient’s lives; working with a psychologist will give patients the skills to cope with the life changes that come with surgery.
- Nutritionists and Dieticians help you develop an eating plan that will balance health with weight loss and teach you tips and tricks that you can use for the rest of your life. Diet is also a crucial component of surgery – patients are required to follow a strict diet pre- and post-op. Each patient is different so our nutritionists/dieticians will customize a plan just for you.
- Medical Assistants have completed additional training and work in the clinic setting. Medical Assistants work hand-in-hand with our surgeons to develop your wellness plan pre- and post-op. They will monitor your progress throughout the entire process.
- A Weight Loss Coordinator is your first call if you have any questions. They handle the day-to-day contact with our patients. In addition, they may hold support groups, which are a great resource for you after surgery.
Ready for the Next Step?
Are you a candidate for weight loss surgery? One of the first requirements for people interested in weight loss surgery is to participate in a webinar. Whether it is on-demand, or a live session, these webinars are free. They serve to educate potential, qualified patients on the benefits and risks.
Decide if you want to either watch our video on your own schedule, or join us during our monthly, interactive, live webinar.
Watch it Anytime, Anywhere
Watch a pre-recorded presentation presented by Dr. Feteiha that explains everything you need to know about bariatric surgery and whether it is the right choice for you.
Join Our Monthly Interactive Webinar
If you have more questions or want to participate in a live webinar with Dr. Feteiha, this is a more appropriate option for you. Our interactive webinars, which meet at 6:00pm on the first Monday of every month, guard your privacy and are in a HIPAA-regulated secure environment.
Request an Appointment
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Please note that this form is for North American residents only.