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24th Jun, 2022
Alexander Ayzengart, MD, MPH, FACS, specializes in advanced laparoscopic, metabolic, and bariatric surgery. Before joining Nevada Surgical, Dr. Ayzengart provided his expertise in weight loss surgery, gastroesophageal disease, anti-reflux surgery, and abdominal and inguinal hernia surgery at the University of Florida Health Bariatric Surgery Center. As a new member of the Nevada Surgical team, he's bringing his expertise to the northern Nevada community. The prevalence of severe obesity has…
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17th Jun, 2022
As a regular contributor to Sixty & Me, Dr. Sasse shares commentary on the effects of both incontinence and obesity on seniors, plus the most effective and appropriate treatments. One relevant topic? A failing bladder sling. Read on for the highlights, or check out the post in full. From the Post "The bladder sling is a procedure recommended to many women. While there are a number…
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11th Jun, 2022
A recent headline on CNN excitedly notes that "overweight people lost 35 to 52 pounds on newly approved diabetes drug, study says." A weekly dose of a medication, recently approved by the FDA, used to treat type 2 diabetes may also help adults without the condition lose weight. Here's what the study revealed, plus a little perspective from Dr. Sasse on this newly approved diabetes…
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3rd Jun, 2022
Any exploring treatment options for incontinence will run through the usual suspects — medications, removable devices, injections, lifestyle changes. And if they're lucky, they'll learn about the best-kept secret in medical care. Sacral neuromodulation is considered a pelvic floor pacemaker. It's truly remarkable in terms of efficacy and still flies under the radar for many. In a recent post for Sixty & Me, Dr. Sasse discussed…
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27th May, 2022
Diaper sales are at an all-time high. And not the kind for babies. Unfortunately, those diapers that cannot fly off the shelf fast enough are for adults like us, but who are struggling with bladder and bowel leakage. Most people who buy diapers and pads for themselves, a parent, or a loved one do not realize that the problem can be treated a better way.…
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20th May, 2022
Like a lot of surgical procedures, bariatric surgery has evolved over the decades, and it continues to change and improve today. With over 75 years of history, the procedures have come a long way. So, what is the most popular bariatric surgery today? The Most Popular Bariatric Surgery The short answer is the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. But what is the sleeve procedure, and why has it…
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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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6th May, 2022
For many people, managing incontinence amounts to dealing with the symptoms of that condition instead of resolving the root issues. That's where things like lifestyle changes and adult diapers come into play. But there are treatments that address the underlying causes of incontinence, and some, like sacral neuromodulation, are surprisingly effective. In his latest post for Sixty & Me, Dr. Sasse wrote about the idea…
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28th Apr, 2022
If you did not see the finale of the 2022 Women’s Boston Marathon, check it out on YouTube, a spectacular race and finish. I love this quote from the champion, the amazing Peres Jepchirchir. “I was not expecting to win. But I’m feeling grateful, and now I can say that I believe in myself more.” I am lucky enough to serve an amazing group of people,…
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22nd Apr, 2022
Overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, and fecal incontinence are more common among Parkinson's disease patients than the general population, which begs the question, is sacral neuromodulation effective in people with Parkinson's disease? The short answer, we believe, is a resounding yes. At the Continence Center here in Reno, we have had excellent success resolving bladder and bowel leakage symptoms for patients with Parkinson's disease. Some recent published…
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