Should I have surgery for my Type 2 diabetes? – The bottom line

  1. If you have type 2 diabetes and are morbidly obese with BMI >35 Kg/m2, there is no question that you should consider metabolic surgery. You should expect to achieve 86% remission* of your diabetes and reduce your risk of death by as much as 89%.*
  2. If you have type 2 diabetes and are overweight with BMI 30-35 Kg/m2, and especially if you have any of the long-term complications of type 2 diabetes such as eye (retinopathy) or kidney (renal insufficiency) problems, you should seriously consider metabolic surgery (discuss the type with your physicians and lastly with the bariatric surgeon at the office consultation). You stand at least 78% chance* to have your diabetes cured/improved.
  3. If you are of Asian origin and have a BMI > 27.5 Kg/m2, you should strongly consider metabolic surgery (discuss the type with your physicians and lastly with the bariatric surgeon at the office consultation).

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* Please note  that there’s no guarantee of specific results and that the results can vary.