5th Jun, 2020
1. It’s not your fault that the gastric bypass failed. I know that everybody tends to blame themselves, but the science and the evidence support a very different conclusion. The truth is that the problem is a result of the intersection between a person’s genetics and the obesogenic environment. That’s it. Huge changes in everything we grow and prepare and consume, combined with many other factors…
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2nd Jun, 2020
In a pair of large and recently completed studies, sleeve gastrectomy earned more praise as the safest thing to do if you are battling obesity. In one study of over 117,000 individuals, sleeve gastrectomy was found to result in tremendous long-term weight loss compared to non-surgical treatment. In the 2020 publication by Arterburn and colleagues, medical weight loss without surgery resulted in a grand total…
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22nd May, 2020
I recently received a gratifying email from the United States Patent and Trademark Office informing me that my invention of a novel device for use in surgery was granted a U.S. Patent. If you are familiar with the patent process, you may know it is a long journey. The new device, Non-Provisional Patent Serial No. 15/838,057, H & H Reference No. (88537.0006), is designed to…
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8th May, 2020
Over the last five years, we’ve had an opportunity to evaluate procedures for tightening or revising the stomach after prior gastric bypass. We’ve learned a great deal, and we’ve been able to improve the procedures that jumpstart weight loss and lead to better health. Today, I’m sharing an update to gastric bypass stomach pouch tightening without surgery. The Stretched Stomach Pouch For the millions of…
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5th May, 2020
Contrary to popular opinion, losing weight and keeping it off isn't about willpower. Not really. Mostly today it's about biology – our genetic blueprint up against an obesogenic environment. But there are people who successfully fight against all the elements of our food and environment that conspire to make us fat: people who exercise a lot every day and eat lower carbs, focusing on vegetables…
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17th Apr, 2020
In December 2008, Dr. Sasse was featured in an article for Becker’s ASC Review with his perspective on six trends in bariatric surgery. But a lot can change in twelve years, and the world of bariatric surgery is no exception. Dr. Sasse reviewed the trends he shared in 2008 and offers an update for bariatric surgery trends in 2020. One notable change — weight-loss surgery…
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8th Jan, 2019
Major long-term studies demonstrate diabetes remission after metabolic surgery with the sleeve gastrectomy, a 45-minute laparoscopic procedure. But patients rightly wish to know if that remission translates to meaningful gains in health and quantifiable reductions in end-organ diabetic disease, including renal, ophthalmological, and peripheral neuropathy complications. In the O’Brien matched cohort study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, investigators studied more than 4,000 diabetic…
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18th Oct, 2017
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, reoperations, and vitamin deficiencies.  In my own hands, after a decade of experience with other bariatric surgeries, and other complex gastrointestinal surgical procedures, I have completed approximately…
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3rd Nov, 2016
weight-loss surgery to be the most effective treatment of type two diabetes when compared to medical management, over the course of five full years evaluation and follow-up. In the study by Hsu, (JAMA Surg 2015 Sept 16:1-8) the authors report experience with matched cohorts of patients with type two diabetes mellitus in the mild to moderate obesity range. In one group, 52 patients had weight-loss…
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3rd Aug, 2015
http://www.bcbs.com/blueresources/tec/vols/27/27_02.pdf. While the progress has been slower than many people expected, the undeniable clinical results of weight-loss surgery in the treatment of diabetes and obesity continues to lead to improvements in coverage for the procedures around the country. Kent C. Sasse, M.D., MPH, FACS, FACRS Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Nevada School of Medicine Minimally Invasive Solutions]]>
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