Our name is Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Associates (ALSA). As our name states, we specialize in laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery, but also perform open surgery when indicated. We perform a variety of general surgery procedures including bariatric surgery, revision bariatric surgery, reflux disease surgery, hiatal hernia, gallbladder, appendix, colon, stomach, spleen, adrenal, hernias, and many more. Surgical treatment of obesity using new technology and less invasive surgical techniques is a large part of our practice. We were the first group in Central California to perform the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in 1988. Since that time, we have helped over 5000 patients to enjoy happier and healthier lives through surgical treatments for morbid obesity.