Dr. Kent Sasse, an Alpha Omega Alpha top medical school graduate of UCSF, earned fellowship at the prestigious Lahey Clinic in Boston and published research on pelvic floor therapy and metabolic surgery. He founded and directs The Continence Center and the nationally accredited Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery program in Reno, Nevada. His most recent book is Outpatient Weight-Loss Surgery.

Latest Posts By Kent Sasse

1 day ago

Is Metabolic Surgery Safe for Seniors?

You have undoubtedly heard of metabolic surgery, but it might be more familiar to you under another name: bariatric surgery or weight-loss surgery. All three refer to the surgical procedures that have evolved over the last 75 years…

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2 months ago

What Causes Obesity – And What Doesn’t

The New York Times published an article recently about the causes of obesity. I must admit, I was reluctant to read the article, and I can safely say this is probably the first thing I’ve read in the mainstream media in some time that actually…

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4 months ago

When Is a “Weak Bladder” Something More?

For many people, symptoms of incontinence come on gradually. The need to urinate becomes more frequent, a sense of urgency increases, and leakage becomes a regular occurrence. In many cases, people are already making…

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7 months ago

Metabolic Surgery for Obesity Is No Quick Fix — It’s a Tool

Metabolic surgery is both the same and different in many ways from other medical treatments or surgical interventions. While it is true that as a surgical intervention it cures disease and prolongs life, it is also quite true that the outcomes…

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9 months ago

Does Sacral Neuromodulation for Incontinence Have Any Drawbacks?

Some people describe sacral neuromodulation (SNM) as a “pelvic floor pacemaker.” It does have a lot of similarities to pace making, because it involves implanting a computerized chip under the skin to send a signal to a complex muscular…

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10 months ago

Resolving the Root of Incontinence Instead of Dealing with the Symptoms

There is a host of “solutions” to bladder incontinence. Medications cause certain muscle groups to relax. Surgery tries to elevate or suspend certain ligaments. Botox injections attempt to cause relaxation of the detrusor muscle to add bladder capacity…

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11 months ago

Living with Bladder or Bowel Incontinence

“You don’t understand” is a statement I heard a lot in the last weeks in our office. It came from a range of individuals who were finally feeling free to explain what it was like to live with bladder or bowel incontinence…

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1 year ago

Weight-Loss Surgery for Seniors — Is It Advised or Is It Too Late?

At one point, weight-loss surgery was considered almost a cosmetic procedure despite its origins aiming to resolve or correct diabetes. For decades, health insurance plans wouldn’t cover weight-loss surgery, and few medical doctors…

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1 year ago

My Bladder Sling Failed – Now What?

Bladder leakage must rank as one of the most frustrating of problems. The gradual worsening and escalation from panty liners to pads to diapers feels like a most unwelcome sign of the body breaking down…

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1 year ago

Don’t Believe the Old Adage – Bladder Leakage Isn’t Normal at Any Age

You are not alone; tens of millions of Americans experience leakage of urine from the bladder or the bowels. It’s a condition that causes frustration and embarrassment, and it can be both unhygienic and even dangerous…

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