What Is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery, simply speaking, means weight loss surgery. Today, because bariatric surgery (especially gastric sleeve and bypass surgery) is so effective at curing diabetes, the field is commonly referred to as “metabolic and bariatric surgery.”
We provide an extensive library of resources to help inform and educate you on all aspects of bariatric surgery. We also feature a variety of videos, a BMI calculator, an RMR calculator and a quiz to help you determine if you are a potential candidate for bariatric surgery or other treatment.
Sasse Surgical Associates is here for you every step of the way along your journey to improved health and quality of life.
Am I A Potential Candidate For Bariatric Surgery?
If you are considering bariatric weight loss surgery, you are encouraged to visit Dr. Sasse in Reno for a consultation to see if you are a good candidate.
Potential weight loss surgery candidates are those who struggle with their weight and are physically and mentally healthy enough to undergo surgery. Patients who suffer from depression, bipolar disease or other mental illnesses may not be suitable for this type of surgery. After significant weight loss, these conditions could become more pronounced.
Will I Have To Diet Before Bariatric Surgery?
Patients who have made the decision to have bariatric surgery are required to go on a pre-operative diet at least a few weeks before surgery. This allows our bariatric experts to operate efficiently and make the procedure much safer. The special pre-surgery diet is meant to reduce the amount of fat near the abdomen and shrink the liver.
Can Bariatric Surgery Stop Severe Headaches?
Obese individuals may experience painful headaches more frequently than average-sized individuals. Severely overweight individuals are more apt to experience intracranial hypertension (elevated blood pressure within the brain), which could lead to painful headaches and bigger problems.
This condition can be treated with bariatric surgery before it leads to any permanent damage. We recommend patients who are struggling with their weight and experiencing severe and frequent migraines immediately schedule a consultation so one of our doctors can conduct a comprehensive evaluation and explain the various advanced weight loss procedures we offer.
Life After Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery is something which will help anyone lose a significant amount of weight. However, it is not the end of the road for weight loss. Patients must understand life after bariatric surgery is a long journey towards a better and healthier lifestyle and state of mind. After surgery, patients will feel satisfied with smaller amounts of food and patients may change their eating habits. Positive changes in a patient’s body, weight and health will occur only if they dedicate themselves to maintaining a healthy lifestyle after bariatric treatment.
To learn more about bariatric surgery and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for lifelong results, schedule an in-person consultation in Reno with certified bariatric specialist Dr. Kent Sasse today!