11th Sep, 2020
Recent reports out of the U.K. indicate low Vitamin D levels and obesity may be important reasons people get sicker from Covid-19. Early deaths among health care providers in England disproportionally hit doctors of Indian origin who have darker pigmented skin and lower Vitamin D levels. In the U.S, an incredible 80% of African Americans have Vitamin D deficiency, which might account for a portion…
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4th Sep, 2020
Sometimes a medical treatment just seems odd, and people wonder if it might have adverse effects. This is a question some raise with respect to bariatric surgery, a minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat obesity and type 2 diabetes. The most common form of the procedure today is a 45-minute procedure with four to five bandages, and it's among the safest procedures in the world, ranking…
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28th Aug, 2020
With different procedures available, and some centers favoring one over the other, how does one learn which kind of weight loss surgery is most effective? We will look at some comparative studies, but it is important to keep in mind that the wisest approach is to balance both “effectiveness," which usually defined as pounds lost and health restored, with safety and side effects. Weight Loss Surgery…
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26th Aug, 2020
Leaks from the tissue staple line have long been the most serious potential complication of gastric surgery, and one that continues to occur in between 1% and 2% of sleeve gastrectomy cases worldwide. When a leak occurs, more surgery is required and further complications can arise. Now, Dr. Sasse, along with Dr. Jonathon Gevorkian, reports 10 specific technical steps of the procedure that have resulted…
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7th Aug, 2020
While Dr. Sasse can comprehensively explain the medical reasons behind sacral nerve modulation as the most effective resolution for bladder or bowel leakage, the proof is really in how the procedure impacts his patients. Here’s what his patient Julie shares about the difference sacral nerve modulation made in her life. A Knowledgeable Referral For many people, incontinence is embarrassing enough that they don’t seek outside…
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31st Jul, 2020
Perhaps the most wonderful thing about being in practice for over 20 years here in northern Nevada is getting to see my patients in long-term follow up, decades after their surgery. In the case of sleeve gastrectomy, it’s particularly gratifying to see people from the area for whom I performed their sleeve gastrectomy 10 years ago. For most of them, it has made a remarkable…
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24th Jul, 2020
For many people, bowel incontinence is a vexing problem for years before they finally seek solutions with a doctor. And even then, they don't always get a good answer. Often, general medical providers don't know that there are excellent solutions, and there may even be some embarrassment discussing the subject for both patients and physicians alike. The truth is that a multi-modality approach to treating…
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17th Jul, 2020
Our very own Dr. Kent Sasse was among the Reno runners to qualify for the 2020 Boston Marathon. Unfortunately, the fallout surrounding COVID-19 led to its first cancellation in more than 120 years. But there is good news. This September, the Boston Marathon is going virtual and plans are underway for a Reno edition. The Virtual Boston Marathon Qualifying for the 124th Boston Marathon is…
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16th Jul, 2020
If you aren't a regular subscriber to Reno Moms Blog, it's a great source of local stories from area parents. A recent article, "When Peeing Your Pants Isn't Funny Anymore," offered a frank take on the issue of incontinence and its insidious ability to limit the lives of women (and men) far too early. From the Article The author shared a personal story about bladder…
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10th Jul, 2020
Making an informed decision requires accurate information, and that's particularly true when you're investigating weight-loss surgery. As you consider your options, here are six questions to ask before your weight-loss surgery. 1. Which Procedure is Right for Me? Since metabolic surgery has evolved and improved, it has also become a little more complicated. Although the sleeve procedure has taken center stage in recent years, some…
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