3rd Jul, 2020
Obesity is the primary reason people develop type 2 diabetes. Around 30 million Americans, and millions more around the world, now have type 2 diabetes, and most of it stems from obesity. Here's what to understand about the role obesity plays in type 2 diabetes, and what we can do about it. Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes First off, obesity causes insulin resistance. This is…
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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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21st Nov, 2018
Intensive medical management of Type 2 diabetes at the Cleveland Clinic consists of intensive tight control medical management with oral and injectable medication including GLP-1 agonists, together with dietary counseling and modification, an exercise program and support groups. This strategy was compared to metabolic surgery in a randomized, prospective controlled trial called the Stampede Trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine. 150 patients with…
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21st Aug, 2018
Among the patients who had type two diabetes before surgery, the vast majority experienced complete remission at year 1, and then as the years passed, diabetes gradually returned in a minority of the patients. But even 10 years after surgery, there was still a persistent 55% reduction in the number of people who were considered to have diabetes, compared to before surgery. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy…
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2nd Oct, 2017

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16th Jan, 2017
diabetes treatments has made a profound impact, echoing around the corridors of many major medical centers and universities. The study, in which individuals with diabetes were randomized to receive either intensive medical treatment, sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric bypass surgery, closely monitored all the patients, and results were reported at one year, and three years. But the release of the most recent five-year data (See graph)…
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3rd Aug, 2015
http://www.bcbs.com/blueresources/tec/vols/27/27_02.pdf. While the progress has been slower than many people expected, the undeniable clinical results of weight-loss surgery in the treatment of diabetes and obesity continues to lead to improvements in coverage for the procedures around the country. Kent C. Sasse, M.D., MPH, FACS, FACRS Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Nevada School of Medicine Minimally Invasive Solutions]]>
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