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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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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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15th Apr, 2022
In 2005, Dr. Sasse’s patient Gail was at what she describes as her lowest point. “My grandmother had just passed away and my husband had been diagnosed with ALS. I was working 70 hours a week teaching middle school and not taking care of myself.” Add to that a severe hiatal hernia and nodules on her vocal cords, and Gail was in a terrible spot.…
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31st Dec, 2021
In mid December, the New York Times published an article called How Exercise Affects Metabolism and Weight Loss. It covered a new analysis of data from the television game show, "The Biggest Loser," which highlights all the ways the body compensates during and after major weight loss. But the takeaways from the piece missed the most important thing to understand about exercise, metabolism, and weight loss.…
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15th Oct, 2021
As a regular contributor to Sixty and Me, Dr. Sasse shares his expertise and insight into weight-loss surgery and the best-kept secret for resolving incontinence. In a recent post, he shared how he struck he was by articles describing a growth industry that was projected to become a staggering $20 billion market in the very near future. The amazing market? It's for adult diapers and…
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10th Sep, 2021
Anyone considering weight-loss surgery is going to have a lengthy list of questions, which is entirely appropriate. Chief among them relates to safety. Here's the short answer - yes, weight-loss surgery, or metabolic surgery, is extremely safe. In fact, weight-loss surgery is safer than an appendectomy, a hernia repair, hysterectomy, and nearly every routine surgical procedure performed in the United States. What's more, weight-loss surgery reduces risks…
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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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