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8th Jul, 2022
With rates of obesity and type two diabetes continuing to increase, the short answer is no, diet and exercise are not enough. But it's important to understand why diet and exercise alone aren't enough to combat obesity. What about Willpower? There is a tendency to blame people with obesity for their lack of willpower to eat well or exercise. But the issue is about far…
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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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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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17th Feb, 2022
Gastric bypass (Roux en Y gastric bypass or RYGB) was a great procedure for many people. But time can lead to weight regain, and for some individuals, many pounds are regained over the years. If it has been 10, 20, or even 30 years since the gastric bypass procedure, what can be done? Today there is a very useful revision that can be done safely…
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21st Jan, 2022
There are a lot of misconceptions about weight-loss surgery, from what the procedure itself actually involves to recovery times to its long-term effects. If you're researching how metabolic surgery works, keep reading. From Then... Seventy-five years ago, weight-loss surgery started to get a bit of traction as surgeons began more safely altering the stomach and intestinal anatomy in ways that were highly successful at producing…
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17th Dec, 2021
Dr. Sasse is a regular contributor to Sixty and Me, and in a recent post, he covered the misconception that obesity is a personal failing. Actually, obesity is a classic environmental disease. We're sharing an excerpt from the piece below. From the Post "... if one backs up and has a wider lens to look at the epidemic of obesity and diabetes, we realize that…
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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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16th Jul, 2021
No one likes to think of themselves as unhealthy. And like so many other health conditions, excess weight takes its toll over a long period of time, over a span of years of aging. So it's inevitable that many individuals feel good, participate fully in life, do not take any current medications, and feel pretty healthy, all in spite of excess weight. It leads a…
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9th Jul, 2021
The FDA recently approved a new weight-loss drug, called Wegovy, intended for those who are either obese or overweight with at least one weight-related medical condition. And while we enthusiastically welcome any new tools in the fight against devastating obesity and type 2 diabetes, we do have a word of caution about "revolutionary" weight-loss medications. A Reason for Skepticism Wegovy is a "me-too" drug and…
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2nd Jul, 2021
In a new series, we’re debunking persistent myths of weight loss surgery. Read the first and second posts in our series, Weight-Loss Surgery Myths Debunked - You'll Have Terrible Scars, and Weight-Loss Surgery Myths - You'll Probably Gain Back the Weight. The idea that you'll miss out on key nutrients following weight-loss surgery isn't true. But like every myth, underneath is a kernel of truth somewhere, so let…
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