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26th Nov, 2021
If you're considering bariatric surgery, also known as metabolic surgery, you may have misconceptions about how it actually works. The reason metabolic surgery is so effective for so many people is because of its impact on the metabolism for the long-haul. Here's how bariatric surgery affects metabolism. It's Not about a Smaller Stomach One of the misconceptions of bariatric surgery is that it works by making…
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5th Nov, 2021
After time and consideration, you moved forward with your sleeve procedure or another metabolic surgical procedure such as gastric bypass or duodenal switch. The procedure itself went well, and you want to do everything you can to use this tool to its advantage in your weight-loss journey. So... what now? Here at Sasse Surgical, we work closely with our patients to ensure success, starting with…
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22nd Oct, 2021
Two recently published studies looked at the benefits of weight-loss surgery across different age groups, with interesting results. The most measurable benefits, included a noticeable increase in life expectancy, actually impacted those in the oldest age group. Surprised? Dr. Sasse covered the studies and their specific benefits to seniors, in a recent post on Sixty & Me. From the Post Of course, evidence already proves…
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8th Oct, 2021
It's normal to have questions if you're considering weight-loss surgery. Among the most common are whether it's safe, whether it's covered by insurance, and what recovery windows look like. Here's what to understand about weight-loss surgery recovery times. Shorter than You'd Think Recovery times after weight loss surgery have become shorter and shorter as the procedures have become simpler, safer, and less invasive. The three…
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24th Sep, 2021
Based upon the mountains of data, the short the answer is yes, weight-loss surgery is worth it. For nearly everyone considering it, long-term benefits are well worth the short-term costs in terms of time, effort, inconvenience, and dollars. But how do we more carefully decide if something like this is worth it? Let’s delve a little deeper. From a Health Perspective Health-wise, for nearly every individual…
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10th Sep, 2021
Anyone considering weight-loss surgery is going to have a lengthy list of questions, which is entirely appropriate. Chief among them relates to safety. Here's the short answer - yes, weight-loss surgery, or metabolic surgery, is extremely safe. In fact, weight-loss surgery is safer than an appendectomy, a hernia repair, hysterectomy, and nearly every routine surgical procedure performed in the United States. What's more, weight-loss surgery reduces risks…
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27th Aug, 2021
One of the most common questions among people researching weight-loss surgery is whether the procedure is covered by insurance. The short answer is yes. Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery or more specifically metabolic surgery, is covered by Medicare, TRICARE, virtually every federal plan, most state Medicaid programs, and most commercial health insurance plans. Insurance Coverage & Restrictions Regrettably, there are still a few…
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20th Aug, 2021
Dr. Sasse is a regular contributor at Sixty and Me, an online community with 500,000 women over age 60. In a recent post, he answers a common question among those considering metabolic surgery—how much weight can someone expect to lose following weight-loss surgery? From the Post Dr. Sasse clarifies that while pounds lost is an important number, there are other equally important outcomes from weight…
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6th Aug, 2021
In a recent post on Sixty & Me, Dr. Sasse discusses a recommended treatment for type 2 diabetes. According to the latest update to the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, the American Diabetes Associates recommends metabolic surgery as a treatment for diabetes. Surprised? Here's why. From the Article "Experienced centers around the world have achieved complete or substantial remission of Type 2 diabetes in a…
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16th Jul, 2021
No one likes to think of themselves as unhealthy. And like so many other health conditions, excess weight takes its toll over a long period of time, over a span of years of aging. So it's inevitable that many individuals feel good, participate fully in life, do not take any current medications, and feel pretty healthy, all in spite of excess weight. It leads a…
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