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15th Jul, 2022
You have probably seen ads online inviting you to travel to Mexico, where you can undergo sleeve gastrectomy for a fraction of the cost of here in the United States. It might seem tempting, but budget weight loss surgery in another country might not be your best option. Here's why. What to Consider There are some profoundly serious health and financial risks to consider. Before…
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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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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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8th Apr, 2022
Over one hundred trillion bacteria make up the normal microbiome within our bodies. We've known the changes in the gut bacteria play a role beyond digestion and have at least some effects in regulating inflammation, blood sugar, and even energy metabolism within the body. Prior studies have compared the bacterial flora from the gut of individuals with obesity and found that the populations of bacteria…
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18th Mar, 2022
Does everyone need to wait until they reach "My 600-Lb Life" status before considering bariatric surgery? Clearly not, but what sort of sign does someone need? How do I know if it's time to consider bariatric surgery? Bariatric surgery has become a whole lot safer and simpler in the last two decades, so much so that it is among the safest routine procedures in the…
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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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26th Nov, 2021
If you're considering bariatric surgery, also known as metabolic surgery, you may have misconceptions about how it actually works. The reason metabolic surgery is so effective for so many people is because of its impact on the metabolism for the long-haul. Here's how bariatric surgery affects metabolism. It's Not about a Smaller Stomach One of the misconceptions of bariatric surgery is that it works by making…
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5th Nov, 2021
After time and consideration, you moved forward with your sleeve procedure or another metabolic surgical procedure such as gastric bypass or duodenal switch. The procedure itself went well, and you want to do everything you can to use this tool to its advantage in your weight-loss journey. So... what now? Here at Nevada Surgical, we work closely with our patients to ensure success, starting with…
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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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