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13th May, 2022
Bariatric surgery, or metabolic surgery as it might be more precisely described, has evolved since its origins over 75 years ago. The procedures have changed and that means the side effects and potential complications of bariatric surgery have changed as well. Potential Complications of Sleeve Gastrectomy Today the most frequently performed procedure is also the least invasive. It's the simplest and safest, and it has…
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15th Apr, 2022
In 2005, Dr. Sasse’s patient Gail was at what she describes as her lowest point. “My grandmother had just passed away and my husband had been diagnosed with ALS. I was working 70 hours a week teaching middle school and not taking care of myself.” Add to that a severe hiatal hernia and nodules on her vocal cords, and Gail was in a terrible spot.…
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8th Apr, 2022
Over one hundred trillion bacteria make up the normal microbiome within our bodies. We've known the changes in the gut bacteria play a role beyond digestion and have at least some effects in regulating inflammation, blood sugar, and even energy metabolism within the body. Prior studies have compared the bacterial flora from the gut of individuals with obesity and found that the populations of bacteria…
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25th Mar, 2022
At 25, Amanda S. was ready for a change. Despite cycles of dieting and trying all of the fat diets, where she would lose a little bit of weight and gain it all back, she was considerably overweight. And it was affecting everything from her energy and confidence to her health. She was already pre-diabetic and showing signs of heart disease. And then a friend…
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18th Mar, 2022
Does everyone need to wait until they reach "My 600-Lb Life" status before considering bariatric surgery? Clearly not, but what sort of sign does someone need? How do I know if it's time to consider bariatric surgery? Bariatric surgery has become a whole lot safer and simpler in the last two decades, so much so that it is among the safest routine procedures in the…
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25th Feb, 2022
I am often asked about loose skin after weight-loss surgery. Will it be bothersome? Will it cause problems? Will it be cosmetically unattractive? The answers, of course, vary from person to person. Most people will lose a large amount of weight after their sleeve gastrectomy procedure, and most find that the skin rebounds nicely and causes no serious issues. Others find certain areas of the…
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17th Feb, 2022
Gastric bypass (Roux en Y gastric bypass or RYGB) was a great procedure for many people. But time can lead to weight regain, and for some individuals, many pounds are regained over the years. If it has been 10, 20, or even 30 years since the gastric bypass procedure, what can be done? Today there is a very useful revision that can be done safely…
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4th Feb, 2022
A headache is bad by itself, but chronic headaches can truly affect one's quality of life. Interestingly, research is showing that for those who are overweight or obese, metabolism surgery improves even the most severe headaches. Understanding Headaches Headaches come in different forms. Neurologists classify them into different categories based on what causes the headaches. The two most common causes of headaches are migraine headaches…
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21st Jan, 2022
There are a lot of misconceptions about weight-loss surgery, from what the procedure itself actually involves to recovery times to its long-term effects. If you're researching how metabolic surgery works, keep reading. From Then... Seventy-five years ago, weight-loss surgery started to get a bit of traction as surgeons began more safely altering the stomach and intestinal anatomy in ways that were highly successful at producing…
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14th Jan, 2022
At one time, weight-loss surgery was largely considered a cosmetic procedure. But times have changed, and the more appropriately named "metabolic surgery" has proven to be not only effective, but safe. That's true for seniors as well. In a recent post for Sixty & Me, Dr. Sasse explains whether weight-loss surgery for seniors is advised, or if it's just too late. From the Post "In…
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