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29th Jul, 2022
In Dr. Sasse's latest contribution to Sixty & Me, he describes metabolic surgery as both the same and different from other medical interventions. After all, weight-loss surgery can help cure disease and prolong life, but those outcome are dependent on the person receiving treatment. We're sharing highlights from the post, "Metabolic Surgery for Obesity is No Quick Fix — It's a Tool." From the Post "If you…
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14th Jan, 2022
At one time, weight-loss surgery was largely considered a cosmetic procedure. But times have changed, and the more appropriately named "metabolic surgery" has proven to be not only effective, but safe. That's true for seniors as well. In a recent post for Sixty & Me, Dr. Sasse explains whether weight-loss surgery for seniors is advised, or if it's just too late. From the Post "In…
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10th Dec, 2021
People with type two diabetes have a lot on their plate. First, there is blood sugar management and dealing with finger sticks and medications. But more of a toll is grappling with the slow progression of the disease and its effects the kidneys, small vessels of the toes and feet, and the retinas. Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness in the United States.…
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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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22nd Oct, 2021
Two recently published studies looked at the benefits of weight-loss surgery across different age groups, with interesting results. The most measurable benefits, included a noticeable increase in life expectancy, actually impacted those in the oldest age group. Surprised? Dr. Sasse covered the studies and their specific benefits to seniors, in a recent post on Sixty & Me. From the Post Of course, evidence already proves…
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8th Oct, 2021
It's normal to have questions if you're considering weight-loss surgery. Among the most common are whether it's safe, whether it's covered by insurance, and what recovery windows look like. Here's what to understand about weight-loss surgery recovery times. Shorter than You'd Think Recovery times after weight loss surgery have become shorter and shorter as the procedures have become simpler, safer, and less invasive. The three…
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24th Sep, 2021
Based upon the mountains of data, the short the answer is yes, weight-loss surgery is worth it. For nearly everyone considering it, long-term benefits are well worth the short-term costs in terms of time, effort, inconvenience, and dollars. But how do we more carefully decide if something like this is worth it? Let’s delve a little deeper. From a Health Perspective Health-wise, for nearly every individual…
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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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