Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparosopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a bariatric procedure that offers an excellent alternative to both gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding.  Sleeve gastrectomy works mainly by reducing stomach volume.  During surgery, the stomach is divided vertically and 80 to 85 percent of it is removed.  What is left is a long vertical "sleeve" that is shaped like a banana. 
There is no intestinal bypass with this procedure, only stomach capacity reduction.  The portion of the stomach which is removed produces Ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite.  This reduces, but does not eliminate, a person's appetite.

Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery uses a combination of restriction and malabsorption.  In this procedure, the surgeon creates a small stomach pouch and then constructs a "bypass" for food.  The bypass allows food to skip parts of the small intestine.  By skipping a large part of the small intestine, the body cannot absorb as many calories or nutrients.  The small pouch allows the patient to feel full after a small amount of food.

Medical Weight Loss
Do your goals include optimizing your health or achieving a healthy lifestyle? A
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight,
prevent and manage diet and life-style related diseases, develop a healthier relationship
with food, and achieve a healthier lifestyle through behavior change!

                     Initial Nutrition Consultation
A 60 minute, 1:1 consultation with a registered dietitian nutritionist. Appointment
includes discussion of:
 Nutrition and health goals
 Medical and diet history
 Review of medications and lab values (if available)
 Review of height and weight measurements
 Evaluation of current intake through 24 hour diet recall
 Estimated calorie and macronutrient goals (if applicable)
Recommendations for nutrition modifications will be reviewed to help you achieve your
nutrition goals and desired health outcomes.
                    Follow-Up Nutrition Appointments
Follow Up appointments are highly recommended to dive further into your nutrition path
and goal setting based on your initial consultation. These appointments are scheduled
for 30 minutes and assist with progression/maintenance of change and desired health
outcomes. A patient-centered approach to nutrition education, meal planning, behavior
change, and nutrition challenges/successes will be discussed.

General Surgery

As a part of Atlantic Shore Surgical Associates, we also perform a wide range of general surgery procedures along with the other surgeons in our group.  Some of the common procedures that we perform are:
Minimally Invasive Surgery; Cholecystectomy; Appendectomy; Colectomy; Gastrectomy; Hemorrhoid Surgery; Hernia Repair; Anti-reflux Surgery;  Splenectomy; Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery/Neck & Lymph Node Dissection; Melanoma and Skin Cancer Surgery; Breast Lumpectomy/Mastectomy; Porta-cath/PD Catheter Insertion

Contact us at 732-701-4848 for more information about General Surgery.