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Ask the Doctor: Weight Loss Surgery

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For many people, losing weight is a losing battle. But now there's another option in the weight loss surgery world. It's called Orbera Intragastric balloon.

Dr. Kent Sasse - of Sasse Surgical Associates - performs this procedure.

If you have a question for him, call 858-2222 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. For future questions, call 775-829-7999 or go to

If you are fearful of surgery and fed up with diets, another option you might consider is the Orbera Intragastric balloon. After a balloon is placed in your stomach, it's filled with saline and it remains there for roughly six months. The goal is to help you feel full more quickly when you're eating. The goal is to help patients overcome the challenges of retraining their appetites and adopt new nutritional habits.

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