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9th Apr, 2021
The recently released two-year study of 141 patients with urinary incontinence treated with the sacral neuromodulation (SNM) device showed excellent results at the two-year mark. SNM is a twenty-year-old therapy that has been increasingly refined in recent years. The thirty-minute procedure involves placement of a small chip-like device under the skin near a person’s back pocket, and gentle current awakens the sphincters and pelvic floor…
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9th Apr, 2021
Sacral neuromodulation (SNM) is a well-proven treatment that restores bladder and bowel control successfully with a minimalist outpatient procedure. Approximately 90% of patients experience success resolving bowel and bladder incontinence, even when prior treatments have failed. The technology has proven so useful that centers have begun using the SNM system to preserve and restore bowel function after complex surgery for conditions including rectal cancers in…
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2nd Apr, 2021
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is a quote attributed to Ben Franklin. In medicine, we have all learned quite well over the years that prevention is often the best treatment. This has held true for a range of health conditions, from the simple to the complex. Wearing seatbelts prevents injuries with car accidents. Smoking cessation and weight loss prevent heart…
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26th Mar, 2021
For Dr. Sasse's patient Evangelina, metabolic surgery was about more than improving her physical health. It was about changing her mental health too. "I felt that my esteem sunk below zero. I was so embarrassed to show up to functions no matter how many nice outfits I had to wear," she says. "There was no hiding my obesity." Making the Decision At 56 years of…
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19th Feb, 2021
Surprises are only nice in certain situations and usually not in situations like surgery or health care. Far better to have clear expectations for what will happen after weight-loss surgery from the moment you wake up until the one-year anniversary and beyond. Guidelines & Clarification We do our best to provide good guidelines and the range of potential expectations after surgery to every person who…
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15th Feb, 2021
Recently it was announced that a new weight-loss medication called Semaglutide demonstrated promising results in a trial and is moving toward FDA approval for treating obesity. It is already used at a lower dose to treat type 2 diabetes. The medication is an injectable hormone analog that is very similar to an existing weight-loss medication, Liraglutide, also a hormone analog of the same hormone, called…
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12th Feb, 2021
Dr. Sasse has been writing articles for Sixty and Me regarding the efficacy of sacral neuromodulation for incontinence. But in his last post for the website, he introduced something new - metabolic surgery. Is metabolic surgery safe for seniors? The answer might surprise you. From the Article "The answer might surprise you, but the resounding response from wide-ranging studies is yes. In fact, the surgery…
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5th Feb, 2021
In recent days, researchers from Europe have published their findings from years of study of 500,000 individuals battling excess weight but trying to stay fit. The research project is the culmination of an effort to understand if maintaining physical activity and an active lifestyle can overcome the negative health effects of obesity. In short, can you be both fit and fat? From the Research That…
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22nd Jan, 2021
A family history of obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure, plus a frightening experience with gestational diabetes, is enough to make anyone face facts. For Dr. Sasse’s employee-turned-patient, Daizy, it was the motivation she needed to to make a life-changing decision. “My biggest fear was the diabetes returning if I didn’t get my weight under control,” she remembers. “That’s what made me consider bariatric surgery.”…
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15th Jan, 2021
At 63 years old, Dr. Sasse's patient Mary experienced a life-changing procedure for incontinence. After years of failed remedies, she was understandably skeptical when her physician recommended a visit to Dr. Sasse. It would prove to be the beginning of a real resolution that has changed everything. Finding an Answer Mary's bladder dictated her life. "I was constantly going to the bathroom," she says. She…
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