Our group of surgeons is achieving great advances in the treatment of type 2 diabetes through the different surgical procedures we offer.
This experience is being published in the most important magazines of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in the world (ASMBS – American Society For Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and IFSO – International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders).
The ADA (American Diabetes Association) considers bariatric surgery as a viable option for adults with type 2 diabetes and who have a body mass index above 35. It may be a solution, especially if diabetes is difficult to control with lifestyle changes and medications.
Although some small clinical studies have demonstrated the benefits of glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes and a high body mass index, there is insufficient evidence to demonstrate benefits in people with a body mass index lower than 35. However, the Cirurgía para la Obesidad group has published a success story of a patient without obesity.



Recent scientific studies have shown that there are many benefits that Gastric Bypass offers in the reduction of type II diabetes problems. It is currently known as Metabolic Surgery, and has wide scientific support in the world’s medical literature. With the gastric bypass, not only can the symptoms of type II diabetes be controlled, but also, in more than 70% of the cases, it has been a definitive solution to the diabetes problem.

Benefits of Gastric Bypass in the treatment of diabetes

A very interesting aspect of the benefits of Gastric Bypass in relation to Diabetes is that it is not the weight loss that actually solves the problem. Moreover, most patients who have undergone Gastric Bypass surgery have been able to stop taking insulin even before leaving the hospital.

Considering that significant weight loss takes time, it is clear that this is not really the reason why diabetes is cured. So far, the research on why diabetes is cured by gastric bypass has mentioned multiple theories regarding the metabolic effects, and these theories can be widely discussed at the time of consultation with our Medical Group. While all these benefits have expanded to non-obese patients, a debate arises as to whether diabetes should be treated in a mixed approach (medical and surgical treatment).

Diabetes and other Bariatric Surgeries

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has proven to be the most effective treatment in solving cases of diabetes. Gastric banding and other restrictive procedures do not show the best results, as they do not account for the decrease in fat and sugar and the hormonal effects of the intestine that compromise insulin resistance.

Will the Gastric Bypass help me with my diabetes problems?

The most important thing is to anticipate the onset of diabetes as a complication of obesity. When it has already occurred, bariatric surgery procedures are still effective. Contact our bariatric surgery specialists today, and they will answer your questions and show you how gastric bypass (metabolic surgery) is part of a safe treatment for a disease that is affecting millions of people around the world.