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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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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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30th Jul, 2021
In a new series, we’re debunking persistent myths of weight loss surgery. Read the first three posts in our series, Weight-Loss Surgery Myths Debunked – You’ll Have Terrible Scars, Weight-Loss Surgery Myths – You’ll Probably Gain Back the Weight, and Weight-Loss Surgery Myths Debunked – You'll Miss Out on Key Nutrients. The idea that weight-loss surgery is some form of cheating is, frankly, strange, and no more true…
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23rd Jul, 2021
A recently released study of over 100,000 patients from a large national insurance database examined the effect of metabolic surgery on the risk of stroke within the ensuing five years. The results were that individuals who had undergone metabolic surgery had a 22% lower chance of suffering a stroke five years later compared with the matched control patients. The research was presented at the annual…
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11th Jun, 2021
In a new series, we're debunking persistent myths of weight loss surgery. Is it true that weight-loss surgery will leave you with terrible scars? It's a common misconception, but it's not true. Today, minimally invasive surgery or laparoscopic surgery normally creates four or five small incisions ranging from 5 to 20 mm in length. For most people, the scars fade with time and become very…
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28th May, 2021
For teenagers with severe obesity, is metabolic surgery an option now or should it wait until they reach adulthood? What are the risks, and what are the advantages? These challenging questions have been considered by both parents and doctors for many years, and some of the recommendations may surprise you. Obesity in Teenagers Let us start with recognizing the problem. An alarming number of children…
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14th May, 2021
Some of the most common questions that arise after bariatric surgery are listed below with answers that usually hold true for just about everyone. Post-operative questions tend to differ from pre-operative questions because now the surgery has already taken place, and certain things may not be fully in line with pre-operative expectations. In other cases, new concerns arise that were just never covered or addressed…
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7th May, 2021
All too often, people wait far too long to move forward with treating their health. This is especially true for weight loss surgery. I cannot tell you how many times I see people in the office who come to see me once something dreadful has already occurred. Common examples are that an individual has taken a fall, suffered a severe injury to a hip or…
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