11th Sep, 2020
Recent reports out of the U.K. indicate low Vitamin D levels and obesity may be important reasons people get sicker from Covid-19. Early deaths among health care providers in England disproportionally hit doctors of Indian origin who have darker pigmented skin and lower Vitamin D levels. In the U.S, an incredible 80% of African Americans have Vitamin D deficiency, which might account for a portion…
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4th Sep, 2020
Sometimes a medical treatment just seems odd, and people wonder if it might have adverse effects. This is a question some raise with respect to bariatric surgery, a minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat obesity and type 2 diabetes. The most common form of the procedure today is a 45-minute procedure with four to five bandages, and it's among the safest procedures in the world, ranking…
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1st Sep, 2020
Before and After Image of Patient from Sasse Surgical   Why Dr. Sasse recommends it for all his patients, and why it might be good for you, too.   Zone II (out of 5 zones) exercise is most commonly defined as the kind of exercise that is not the easiest level (Zone I) of a slow walk, but it is a level at which one…
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28th Aug, 2020
With different procedures available, and some centers favoring one over the other, how does one learn which kind of weight loss surgery is most effective? We will look at some comparative studies, but it is important to keep in mind that the wisest approach is to balance both “effectiveness," which usually defined as pounds lost and health restored, with safety and side effects. Weight Loss Surgery…
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26th Aug, 2020
Leaks from the tissue staple line have long been the most serious potential complication of gastric surgery, and one that continues to occur in between 1% and 2% of sleeve gastrectomy cases worldwide. When a leak occurs, more surgery is required and further complications can arise. Now, Dr. Sasse, along with Dr. Jonathon Gevorkian, reports 10 specific technical steps of the procedure that have resulted…
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21st Aug, 2020
If you're investigating gastric bypass surgery or another form of bariatric or metabolic surgery to lose weight, it's normal to wonder how much weight you can realistically expect to lose after your procedure. Here's what the data shows. In the graph above, people who had “GBP” or gastric bypass in the green line kept off more than 25% of their total weight even 20 years…
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14th Aug, 2020
While gastric bypass and other forms of bariatric surgery (sleeve and duodenal switch) confer large positive effects overall on health and life expectancy, there can also be drawbacks. If you're researching bariatric surgery as a solution to obesity or type 2 diabetes, it's important to be clear on all of the facts. Here's what you need to know about the negative side effects of gastric…
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7th Aug, 2020
Before and After Image of Patient from Sasse Surgical Polycystic ovarian syndrome has been called a conundrum, due to its complex biology, variable symptom expression, and insufficient treatment options. The primary biology involves androgenization, infertility, obesity, and insulin resistance. Investigators have understandably seen corollaries with the biology of metabolic surgery, which counteracts such hormonal processes. A new 2020 study among sleeve gastrectomy patients adds to…
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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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