Bariatric Surgery in Reno

What is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery, simply speaking, means weight loss surgery. Today, because bariatric surgery (especially gastric sleeve and bypass surgery) is so effective at curing diabetes, the field is commonly referred to as “metabolic and bariatric surgery.”

We provide an extensive library of resources to help inform and educate you on all aspects of bariatric surgery. We also feature a variety of videos, a BMI calculator, an RMR calculator and a quiz to help you determine if you are a potential candidate for bariatric surgery or other treatment.

Sasse Surgical Associates is here for you every step of the way along your journey to improved health and quality of life.

Will I have to Diet before Bariatric Surgery?

Patients who have made the decision to have bariatric surgery are required to go on a preoperative diet at least a few weeks before surgery. This allows our bariatric experts to operate efficiently and make the procedure much safer. The special pre-surgery diet is meant to reduce the amount of fat near the abdomen and shrink the liver.

Can Bariatric Surgery Stop Severe Headaches?

Obese individuals may experience painful headaches more frequently than average sized individuals. Severely overweight individuals are more apt to experience intracranial hypertension (elevated blood pressure within the brain), which could lead to painful headaches and bigger problems.

This condition can be treated with bariatric surgery before it leads to any permanent damage. We recommend that patients who are struggling with their weight and experiencing severe and frequent migraines immediately schedule a consultation so that one of our doctors can conduct a comprehensive evaluation and explain the various advanced weight loss procedures we offer.


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