Sasse Surgical Associates Blog

Does the sleeve always work?

Over the years a great many surgeons around the country and around the world have favored the sleeve gastrectomy because of its excellent success rate and low complication rate. In fact, many studies show an equivalent weight loss success and equivalent diabetes remission success rate as gastric bypass surgery but with fewer complications of blockages,…
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Duodenal Switch playing a more important role

For many years duodenal switch has played an important, but a fairly small role in the practice of weight loss surgery. It has consistently delivered the best results for the permanent remission or resolution of type two diabetes, but this procedure has also led to more profound micro nutrient deficiencies, and some of these have…
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Cookies and methamphetamines

A recent New York Times opinion article by Dr. Richard Friedman points out some valuable neuroscience that explains a lot about why addictive drugs and addictive eating are pretty similar within the human brain. Both addictive foods and addictive drugs interact with the reward centers of our brain and there is an increase in the…
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Obesity is really two diseases

Most people think of it as one problem, and most positions and health authorities think of it is just a single difficult problem, but the truth is it's really two different diseases. First, obesity is a disease of too much weight gain, resulting from an excess of calories ingested and stored compared to calories burned.…
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