Shedding Unwanted Weight

Shedding Unwanted Weight

We have all heard of The Freshman Ten, those 10 pounds college students put on their freshman year of college and living away from home.


We are going to coin a new phrase here, The COVID Twenty, the pounds many of us have packed on being quarantined at home with little to do but anxiety eat. We had all the time in the world to google the recipes we only dreamt of before and play Chopped in our own homes. And, we have all had way too much mirror time to focus on what we would like to change.

When your life returns to normal, albeit maybe a new normal, and you have tried unsuccessfully to shed the unwanted stowaway pounds, a great solution to slimming down may be Jersey Shore Advanced Surgical Associates weight loss surgeries.

Lap-Band Surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that does not require intestinal re-routing, cutting, or stapling of the stomach wall or bowel as with gastric bypass surgery. LAP-BAND is often performed on an outpatient basis, requires only small incisions and results in minimal scarring, reduced post-surgical pain, shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times. Most people return to work/normal activities within a week.

The band is adjustable, which allows for a personalized, steady, healthy rate of weight loss. It is a surgical weight loss option specifically designed for long-term weight maintenance. More than 500,000 LAP-BAND devices have been distributed worldwide, making it the #1 selling adjustable gastric band for weight loss on the planet. Termed the “gold standard” of care in obesity treatment for hundreds of surgeons worldwide, the procedure is even reversible, allowing the stomach and other anatomy to return to their original state and function after removal.

Sleeve Gastrectomy- your surgeon creates a thin vertical sleeve of stomach about the size of a banana and removes the remaining stomach. This limits the amount of food you can eat and helps you feel full sooner. Food consumed passes through the digestive tract in the usual order, allowing it to be fully absorbed in the body. Most are performed using a laparoscopic technique, which is minimally invasive and usually results in a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, smaller scars, and less pain than open surgical procedures.

Studies have shown that patients lost an average of 55% of their excess weight and experienced improvements with Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease and arthritis, and cravings for sweets reduced.

Post-surgery you will feel better, spend more time doing recreational and physical activities, have enhanced productivity and economic opportunities, and more self-confidence.

Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass – your surgeon will cut a small piece of your small intestine, create a small stomach pouch, and connect this to the small intestine, thereby rerouting the normal pathway for food. This results in a reduction in the volume of the stomach while also interrupting the digestion and absorption of calories in the small intestine.

When done laparoscopically, it is minimally invasive resulting in a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, smaller scars, and less pain than open surgical procedures. Studies have shown that patients lost an average of 65% of their excess weight and experienced improvements with Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease and arthritis.

The gastric bypass is the “gold standard” operation for weight loss, has been used for several decades and has excellent results for weight loss and improvement of medical comorbidities.

Medical Weight Loss Program- Our team of doctors can offer non-surgical options for the treatment of obesity for those who do not qualify or are not interested in undergoing weight loss surgery.

Why Jersey Shore Advanced Surgical Associates? 

Here are 2 big reasons:

Dr. Seth M. Kipnis is a minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgeon robotic and bariatric surgeon who is fellowship trained in advanced laparoscopy and endoscopy and a board-certified general surgeon. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Society of Bariatric Surgeons, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American College of Surgeons.

He is currently the Director of Bariatric and Robotic Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, an ASC – MBSAQIP Accredited Bariatric Center of Excellence. He was the first general surgeon at Jersey Shore University Medical Center to become skilled in the use of the Intuitive Surgical DaVinci surgical system as well as the first surgeon to perform a robotic single incision sleeve cholecystectomy and other surgeries.

Dr. Dena Arumugam is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. She is passionate about treating medical problems and improving the quality of life in those with obesity, including the adolescent population. Being trained in Obesity Medicine, Dr. Arumugam focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to weight loss which combines dietary changes, physical activity, weight loss medication, and bariatric surgery to provide the best outcomes for her patients.


Dr. Arumugam believes that many surgical diseases can best be treated with a minimally invasive surgery approach, which is why she uses the most advanced technology for her patients. She is skilled in laparoscopic surgery techniques as well as da Vinci® robotic surgery and first at Jersey Shore to do a robotic roux en y gastric bypass.

Obesity is recognized as a disease with multiple causes and thus requires a range of interventions in order to achieve appropriate treatment and prevention. We encourage an individualized approach to help our patients reach significant long-term weight loss. Our goal is to promote weight loss through a combination of diet, exercise, lifestyle modification, and use of weight loss medications. Please contact our office for more information on how we can help you lose weight without surgery!

Jersey Shore Advanced Surgical Associates

1706 Corlies Ave. Suite #5
Neptune, NJ 07753




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