BARIATRIC SURGERY AND DIABETES
GASTRIC BYPASS AND DIABETES
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.