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.
Am I a Potential Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
If you live near the Reno, NV area and are considering bariatric weight loss surgery, you are encouraged to visit Dr. Sasse for a consultation to see if you are a good candidate.
Potential weight loss surgery candidates are those who struggle with their weight and are physically and mentally healthy enough to undergo surgery. Patients who suffer from depression, bipolar disease or other mental illnesses may not be suitable for this type of surgery. After significant weight loss, these conditions could become more pronounced.
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.
Life After Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery is something that will help anyone lose a significant amount of weight. However, that is not the end of the road for weight loss. Patients must understand that life after bariatric surgery is a long journey towards a better and healthier lifestyle and state of mind. After surgery, patients will feel satisfied with smaller amounts of food and patients may change their eating habits. Positive changes in a patient’s body, weight, and health will occur only if they dedicate themselves to maintaining a healthy lifestyle after bariatric treatment.
To learn more about bariatric surgery and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for lifelong results, schedule an in-person consultation in Reno with certified bariatric specialist Dr. Kent Sasse today!
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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!”
Had my surgery in November 2013 & it’s the very best decision I have ever made!
“I am enjoying things in my life that I thought were impossible in the past. I am active and enjoying numerous activities with my family. My…
I have more energy and I can do the things I’ve always wanted to do!
Most of my health issues have completely resolved. My energy level is extraordinary! I’m very proud of my ongoing success and the opportun…
I feel like I’m living a dream! I am capable of so much more than I was in my twenties! I feel like a kid again!
Dr. Sasse and his staff are amazing! I have never felt so special and important.
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.
I wish I would have made this decision sooner!
I am no longer taking any diabetic medicine! My blood work is the best it has ever been!