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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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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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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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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31st Mar, 2020
In the recent 2019 publication, Felsenreich and colleagues do a thorough job examining all of the long term reported studies and data regarding sleeve gastrectomy outcomes. The results paint a picture of a very safe and very effective procedure, with a few limitations. From the Report First of all, the average overall weight loss beyond five years among the four studies with the longest followup…
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1st May, 2019
Obesity causes pain. A disproportionate number of people with obesity take opioids, and a disproportionate number of obese individuals undergo failed spine surgery. For some, it is a cycle of pain, opioids, depression, surgery, and worsened pain. Researchers asked if metabolic surgery resulted in a significant reduction in chronic pain. Not surprisingly, it did. Here's why weight loss may be the most effective therapy for chronic pain.…
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18th Oct, 2018
There are a few reasons you might not feel any restriction after weight-loss surgery. For one, restriction is actually believed to be very important for losing weight and getting healthier. I know, that sounds crazy, but if you’re worried about not feeling restriction after weight-loss surgery, here's what to understand. Dated Views of Success In the old days, the pioneers of weight-loss surgery, or what…
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