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 month 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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3 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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5 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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6 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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8 months 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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8 months 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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8 months 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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9 months ago

Do Antidepressant Medications Cause Obesity?

It’s a terrible cycle – depression can lead to inactivity, loss of motivation, unhealthy eating habits, and weight gain, all of which can perpetuate feelings of depression. And while there is no doubt that pharmaceutical treatments for depression…

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10 months ago

Urinary Incontinence: Factors Predicting Successful Treatment

Incontinence, when there is loss of bladder or bowel control, severely diminishes a person’s quality of life. What’s more, the complexity of many different sub types of bladder and bowel dysfunction including urge incontinence, stress incontinence…

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12 months ago

Obesity Isn’t a Personal Failing – It’s a Classic Environmental Disease

I’ve had so many patients, friends and colleagues ask me this simple question: “Why, with the obesity epidemic running wild, are we so unsuccessful at finding solutions for it, and preventing it or solving it? Can it really be that it’s just our fault as humans…

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