Pathway to Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Associates Medical Group, Inc.

Pathway to Surgery

Screenshot 2016-08-09 16.40.37

When you decide that surgery is the right path for you, contact us to arrange for a bariatric seminar where you will hear one of our bariatric surgeons talk about obesity as a disease and the different bariatric procedures. Afterwards, you meet with a Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) to help you through the consultative process and insurance quagmire.  You will then meet with a bariatric surgeon to discuss if you are a candidate for surgery and which procedure is right for you. Because we take a holistic approach to care, your evaluation will be extensive as will be your educational process. This includes meeting with nutritionist and a psychologist prior to surgery to develop and maintain healthy habits for life after bariatric surgery.

You may be required to do specialized testing depending on your unique medical history for a safe and successful recovery from surgery. Throughout the process, your Patient Care Coordinator will help you put together your unique preoperative “checklist”. This can be overwhelming at times, but don’t worry; we will walk beside you every step of the way.

We are excited to be part of your journey to becoming healthier.

What Makes ALSA Different

Surrounded by Support

Surrounded by Support

You are not in this alone. Our Support groups are here for you and are an integral part of you weight loss journey.

Learn More
Find Out if You're A Candidate

Find Out if
You're A Candidate

People come in all shapes and sizes. But are you a candidate for a weight loss surgery program?

Find Out More
Register For A Seminar

Register For A Seminar

Get started today! Sign up for one of our Free Seminars which are available online or in-person for your convenience.

Register Today
Real People. Real Stories.

Real People. Real Stories.

View the inspiring stories of people just like you who benefited from our Weight Loss Program or share your experience.

Read Testimonials

What's New At ALSA?

View Our Facility
We're here to serve you! We invite you to get to know us. Take our Virtual Tour to and become acquainted with our

Dr. Kelvin Higa Receives Prestigious International Appointment as President elect of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).
Dr. Kelvin Higa Receives Prestigious International Appointment as President elect of International Federation for the

Bariatric surgery is advised before total knee replacement; new recommendations from American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons July 2016
Bariatric surgery is advised before total knee replacement; new recommendations from American Academy of Orthopedic

Biggest Losers and Weight Regain-Bariatric Surgery Works
Biggest Losers and Weight Regain-Bariatric Surgery

Short Answers to Hard Questions about weight loss
Short Answers to Hard Questions about weight

Fresno Bariatrics Facebook Page
Fresno Bariatrics Facebook

Bariatric Surgeon, Kelvin Higa, Elected President of IFSO
At Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Associates (ALSA), our team of bariatric surgeons and staff are dedicated to providing

READ MORE ALSA BARIATRIC NEWS

ALSA

205 E. River Park Circle
Suite 460
Fresno, CA 93720

P: (559) 261-4500

Contact Us