About Atlantic Surgical Associates

At Appledore Atlantic Surgical Associates, our general surgeons in Portsmouth perform colon and rectal surgery and general surgical options, such as appendectomies and tumor removal to treat a variety of patient conditions. Our surgeons also perform bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, to help patients make dramatic, long-term changes to their health.

When possible, we perform minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, which has many benefits for patients, inducing less scarring and shorter recovery time. Our expert surgeons provide preoperative, operative and postoperative services for our patients, to ensure a continuity of care.

For more information on our bariatric surgery or general surgery options, please call (603) 431-5242.

Weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery involves reducing the size of the stomach, limiting the amount of food a patient will consume. A limited food intake means less calories, which results in weight loss for patients.

Although the ultimate goal of bariatric surgery is weight loss, our surgeons use bariatric surgery as a way to help patients completely transform their lives. The success of weight loss surgery depends on a patient's commitment to long term dietary and fitness changes.

Our expert bariatric surgeons offer two kinds of weight loss surgeries:

Gastric bypass

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is one of the most common weight loss surgeries in the U.S. During a gastric bypass, the size of the stomach is reduced and a new route for food and nutrient absorption is created by bypassing a part of the small intestine. Most patients report feeling full sooner and from less food.

Gastric sleeve

A sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric sleeve, is performed by dividing the stomach into two separate sections. One of these sections will become a new, smaller stomach that holds significantly less food. After surgery, a majority of the original stomach remains in place without access to food, resulting in weight loss for patients.

General surgical procedures

Our surgical team provides a range of surgical treatments for a variety of conditions affecting the head, neck, breast and abdomen, as well as the gastrointestinal, vascular and endocrine systems. Some of these surgical procedures include:

  • Abdominal surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Gallstone removal
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Tumor removal, including breast and colorectal
  • Vascular surgery

Visiting our facility

The general hours for our office are Monday-Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm., however individual procedure times may vary. Parking for the building is free.

For your convenience, we now offer online appointment scheduling.