What Is The Role Of Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery In The Treatment Of Diabetes?

Question: What is the role of bariatric (obesity) surgery in the treatment of diabetes?

Answer: Bariatric surgery is a generic term for weight-loss surgery. Currently several procedures are offered to help individuals with obesity and medical complications related to their excess weight. The most common procedure performed is a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, although others include the laparoscopic-band and the biliary-pancreatic diversion.

One of the great benefits is the impact in type 2 diabetes. Up to 85 percent of individuals, depending on the procedure that's performed, can be cured from their disease.

Bariatric surgery does require a careful evaluation process and long-term follow-up to minimize the risk of potential complications.

Next: How Important Is Blood Sugar Control In Affecting The Severity Of Complications Related To Diabetes?


Previous: What Is The Role Of Islet Cell Transplantation In The Treatment of Diabetes?
-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 3807524. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 3807524. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 3807524.
Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Bruce Jenner is shown here at age 10 in this undated childhood family photo.
Courtesy Linda Thompson
PHOTO: Bruce Jenner celebrates after winning 1500M race during Decathlon at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada, July 17, 1976.
Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated/Getty Images
PHOTO: A female coyote lay in an animal carrier after being captured by Special Operations officers on Manhattan?s west side, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in New York.
New York City Police Department Special Operations Division via AP
Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library