Bariatric Surgery For Diabetes?

Dr. Philip Schauer discusses the benefits of bariatric surgery.
3:00 | 08/22/12

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You know there have been numerous benefits -- -- surgery you know publishes studies like the SOS trial including. -- in eliminating diabetes. High blood pressure. Heart attack stroke. Proving depression. Reducing our risk of orthopedic problems arthritis. The replacement. Back surgery. All of these have been studies -- there really numerous you know benefits that are potential for -- type two diabetes is the leading cause of blindness. Leading cause of kidney failure requiring dialysis. One of the major causes of hardest heart attack and stroke -- the major causes of amputation source of deadly disease. And it's not getting any better it's getting worse. And so. People who are at risk people who are severely obese. Are at very high risk for developing diabetes. So the very best strategy is to prevent it to begin -- And so for those that are struggling with severe obesity who have tried. The diet lifestyle exercise for the strategy and it hasn't worked. This provides more fuel to justify. Having -- --

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