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26th Mar, 2021
For Dr. Sasse's patient Evangelina, metabolic surgery was about more than improving her physical health. It was about changing her mental health too. "I felt that my esteem sunk below zero. I was so embarrassed to show up to functions no matter how many nice outfits I had to wear," she says. "There was no hiding my obesity." Making the Decision At 56 years of…
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5th Mar, 2021
As we know, obesity increases the risks of many serious adverse health conditions, including many types of cancer. A 2020 study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology evaluated more than 4,000 individuals over a 20-year time frame and found that skin cancer, including malignant melanoma, occurred far less often among those individuals treated with metabolic surgery. As the authors write, “These…
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26th Feb, 2021
Major weight loss is a great thing. Studies from around the world continue to emphasize that excess body weight is bad for our health and bad for our quality of life, so losing weight is the top priority. Most people feel better, live longer, and enjoy life more after major weight loss. But that does not mean there are not some side effects. If you're…
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19th Feb, 2021
Surprises are only nice in certain situations and usually not in situations like surgery or health care. Far better to have clear expectations for what will happen after weight-loss surgery from the moment you wake up until the one-year anniversary and beyond. Guidelines & Clarification We do our best to provide good guidelines and the range of potential expectations after surgery to every person who…
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22nd Jan, 2021
A family history of obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure, plus a frightening experience with gestational diabetes, is enough to make anyone face facts. For Dr. Sasse’s employee-turned-patient, Daizy, it was the motivation she needed to to make a life-changing decision. “My biggest fear was the diabetes returning if I didn’t get my weight under control,” she remembers. “That’s what made me consider bariatric surgery.”…
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11th Dec, 2020
Anyone considering weight-loss surgery is going to have questions, and chief among is them is often whether they'd make a good candidate for this type of procedure. While the best way to get an answer to this question is to speak with a center that specializes in bariatric surgery, there are two big indicators that you can determine yourself. If you're wondering whether you might…
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6th Nov, 2020
If you're considering bariatric surgery, you're likely faced with a confusing vocabulary of different procedures, some of which have similar-sounding names. So let’s untangle it and sort out what the pros and cons are of current bariatric procedures as we near the end of 2020. Quick note - a lot of the experts in this field prefer the term metabolic surgery because the surgery is designed…
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23rd Oct, 2020
Metabolic or bariatric surgery is a minimally invasive procedure to treat both obesity and type two diabetes. It's also proven. A substantial number of long-term studies of bariatric surgery have shown people experience a profound improvement in their health, along with major improvements or complete resolutions to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea, and a big reduction in mortality risk. But what…
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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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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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