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
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
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