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Slip Into the Sleeve—Less Invasive Permanent Weight Loss & a Cure for Diabetes
Find out how a less invasive surgical option can help you change your body’s set point weight and help you put your diabetes into remission. Join us for a free informational seminar on minimally-invasive weight-loss procedures featuring Kent Sasse, MD, MPH, FACS, FACRS.
Kent Sasse, MD, MPH, FACS, FACRS, is the author of numerous books and publications, and a nationally recognized speaker on weight reduction, bariatric medicine and surgery. Dr. Sasse completed his medical education at the University of California San Francisco. He earned two Master’s degrees from the University of California Berkeley, including a Master’s in Public Health stemming from research related to biostatistics and bioethics.
Dr. Sasse dedicates himself to compassionate, thoughtful, and individualized care of the patient. Dr. Sasse brings a wealth of experience in the field to the development of the highest quality medically supervised weight reduction program.
Dr. Sasse will discuss:
- Current weight-loss procedures, including the recently approved laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
- The risks of weight-loss procedures and the risks of not undergoing a weight-loss procedure
- How and why weight-loss procedures cure type II diabetes in most cases
- A guide to understanding if you are a candidate for a weight-loss procedure, which procedure is right for you, and a guide to maximum success before, during and after your weight-loss procedure
XLIF- Minimally Invasive Spine Fusion
Join us for a free informational Online Health Series on XLIF- minimally invasive spine fusion featuring Brett MenMuir, MD, with Reno Orthopaedic Clinic. Dr. MenMuir will discuss indications for performing the spine surgery, the benefits of this type of procedure and the differences between standard open fusion techniques versus minimally invasive XLF-fusion technique.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Dr. MenMuir received his medical degree from Georgetown Medical School and his residency at Louisiana State University. He has also completed a spine fellowship at Twin Cities Spine Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He is subspecialty trained in spine surgery. Dr. MenMuir's focus is on minimally invasive surgeries, both cervical and lumbar, in regards to motion preservation and fusion. He also specializes in adult and pediatric deformities and joint disorders.
Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?
Please register for this free informational Online Health Series on minimally invasive weight-loss procedures featuring Dr. Robert Watson.
Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
6:00 to 6:45 pm
With his partners, Robert W. Watson II, MD, founded Western Bariatric Institute in 2000. He continues to fight the battle against obesity through comprehensive patient and community education and surgical weight loss options. Dr. Watson is a member of the Reno Surgical Society, Washoe County Medical Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgery, and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.
Dr. Watson will discuss:
- The metabolic syndrome: why you can't lose weight and keep it off
- The differences between Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Lap-Band
- Our comprehensive program for successful results
- Who qualifies and how to get started
Congestive Heart Failure
Please register for this free informational Online Health Series on Congestive Heart Failure featuring Renown Institute for Heart & Vascular Health’s Peggie Black, APN.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Noon to 12:45 pm
Peggie Black, APN, attended undergraduate school at the University of Nevada graduating in 1977. She completed her Cardiovascular Nurse Specialist Certification in 1981. She obtained her Masters degree in 1989 and her Family Nurse Practitioner Certification in 1999, from the University of Nevada. Peggie is certified in Acute Care & Family Practice as a Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners of North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, associate member of t the American College of Cardiology and Pulmonary Hypertension Association.