Let $A_0$ be a bounded linear operator on a Hilbert space $H$. Suppose $0$ is an isolated point of the spectrum of $A_0$. Let $S$ be the corresponding Riesz projection, namely, $$S = -\frac{1}{2\pi i} \int_{C_\varepsilon} (A_0 - \lambda)^{-1}d\lambda,$$ where $C_\varepsilon$ is a circle of small radius $\varepsilon$, centered at $0$, contained entirely in the resolvent set of $A_0$. By Cauchy's Theorem, the definition of $S$ is independent of such $\varepsilon$. Assume also that $$A_0 S = 0.$$

It's straightforward to see that $\ker A_0 \subseteq \text{ran}\, S$. So additionally assuming $A_0 S = 0$ gives $\ker A_0 = \text{ran}\, S$.

I would like to show that $A_0 + S : H \to H$ has a bounded inverse.

Under the given assumptions, this conclusion is asserted to be true in the note by Jensen and Nenciu, *Rev. Math. Phys. 16(5) (2004).*

If I additionally assume that $A_0$ is self-adjoint, it follows that $A_0 S = 0$, $S$ is an *orthogonal* projection, and that $A_0 : (\ker A_0)^\perp \to (\ker A_0)^\perp$ has bounded inverse. Proofs of these facts may be found in Chapter 6 of Hislop and Sigal's book on spectral theory. Having these properties readily gives that $A_0 + S : H \to H$ is bijective and thus invertible by the open mapping theorem.

But I have not managed to reach the conclusion assuming only that $A_0 S = 0$. Hints, solutions, or references are greatly appreciated.