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
If you have some weight to lose but you’re not ready—or don’t qualify—for bariatric surgery, an intragastric balloon might be just what you need. This is a nonsurgical, nonpermanent procedure that may help you eat less and lose weight.
Here’s … Read More
Busy people in a busy modern society know that something has to give when it comes to juggling work, family, health, fun and everything else. Far too often, the result is compromised sleep. The truth is, sleep is one of … Read More
As yet another example of ALA surgeons’ commitment to providing the best patient care possible, two of our surgeons traveled more than 3,600 miles to learn from and teach their peers.
The end of Halloween marks the unofficial start of the holiday season (is it getting earlier every year, or is it just us?). The holidays are a time for friends, family and—frequently—food. Having weight loss surgery can mean a drastic … Read More