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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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7th Jul, 2020
Groundbreaking device represents the best cure for type 2 diabetes On May 7th, 2020 Dr. Kent Sasse announced the issuance of a non-provisional patent for his new sleeve tube device, a major breakthrough in the field of metabolic surgery. Millions with type 2 diabetes will benefit from Dr. Sasse’s revolutionary device – the best cure for diabetes. The new device, Non-Provisional Patent Serial No. 15/838,057,…
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3rd Jul, 2020
Obesity is the primary reason people develop type 2 diabetes. Around 30 million Americans, and millions more around the world, now have type 2 diabetes, and most of it stems from obesity. Here's what to understand about the role obesity plays in type 2 diabetes, and what we can do about it. Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes First off, obesity causes insulin resistance. This is…
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26th Jun, 2020
The short answer is yes, but let us explore how. Bladder leakage, also called urinary incontinence, is one of the most frustrating, embarrassing, and surprisingly common conditions, affecting tens of millions of people in the U.S. alone. It stems from a loss of nerve signal and of pelvic floor muscle function. But the good news is that urinary incontinence can be reversed. Issues Causing Incontinence…
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19th Jun, 2020
If you're investigating metabolic surgery, it's likely that outcomes and efficacy are important to you. In the case of the gastric sleeve, a common question is whether it always works. The short answer is no, because nothing always works. But there is very encouraging data showing that it almost always works. And it works way better, and is much safer, than doing nothing or continuing…
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12th Jun, 2020
Based on scientific evidence, both AARP and The American Geriatrics Society have warned against the routine use of common bladder-control medications called anticholinergics. Millions of Americans are commonly prescribed anticholinergic drugs to treat bladder and bowel leakage, and overactive bladder (OAB). Some of the common drugs are known by names Detrol, Ditropan, Enablix and Vesicare. A large British study has found evidence that anticholinergic medications…
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