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.


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I wish I would have made this decision sooner!
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My sleep apnea is gone. I have normal blood pressure. I am completely off my meds. I no longer have joint pain!”
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Dr. Sasse is a talented surgeon whose passion for his patients is coupled with his genuine desire to help people…  He saved my life 11 ye…
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I am so blessed to have found Dr. Sasse and thank him and his staff for saving my life and giving me a reason to live again.
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