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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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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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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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10th Dec, 2021
People with type two diabetes have a lot on their plate. First, there is blood sugar management and dealing with finger sticks and medications. But more of a toll is grappling with the slow progression of the disease and its effects the kidneys, small vessels of the toes and feet, and the retinas. Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness in the United States.…
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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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