Obesity and Heart Disease
According to the American Heart Association, at least 2.7 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation, or aFib. Americans also suffer from an obesity epidemic, which is a major risk factor for heart disease. Heart disease … Read More
General surgery is a discipline of surgery requiring a surgeon to have essential and core knowledge common to all surgical specialties. General surgery requires a background in diagnosis, preoperative procedures, operative procedures and postoperative management, including the management of complications. … Read More
Qualification for bariatric surgery is based upon strict medical guidelines; however, insurance companies may impose additional medical requirements before they will approve and cover the procedures. One common requirement is the patient attending a mandatory preoperative medical weight loss management … Read More
What is GERD/acid reflux?
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (also called chronic acid reflux) is a condition that occurs when the acid-containing contents in your stomach leak backward up into your esophagus, throat and mouth. Your stomach’s acid … Read More
Living under the specter of COVID-19 causes a variety of feelings, including uncertainty, anxiety, fear, boredom, restlessness and even depression. Making healthy food choices isn’t always easy in the best of times. Making them under the weight of pandemic stress … Read More
Diverticulitis and diverticulosis, together known as diverticular disease, are conditions that occur in the large intestine, or colon. Diverticulosis is the condition in which small sacs called diverticula bulge out of the wall of your colon. Diverticulosis, a common … Read More
What is a Hernia?
A hernia occurs when an internal organ pushes through an opening or tear in the wall of muscle or connective tissue (fascia) that normally keeps the organ in place. Most hernias occur within the abdomen between … Read More
Please join the Advanced Laparoscopic Associates team in congratulating our own Dr. Sebastian Eid for his recognition as one of the best doctors in Bergen County. Dr. Eid is known for his professionalism, compassion and world-class surgical skills, and it … Read More
Advanced Laparoscopic Associates are acknowledged experts in their field. That’s why My9 News turned to our own Dr. Hans Schmidt to provide context and commentary on recent medical research. The segment, which aired on December 20, 2019, had Dr. … Read More
Welcome to the 21st century. No, robots will not be doing the job of surgeons any time soon. However, they are already making surgery quicker, easier and safer at Advanced Laparoscopic Associates.
What Is Robotic Surgery?
Robotic surgery is … Read More