Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes

Metabolic Surgery is a surgical procedure that’s used to treat metabolic diseases, especially type 2 diabetes

In this section you can find information on type 2 diabetes, the Metabolic Syndrome and the latest research and opinions about Metabolic Surgery for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes.

What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that increases your chance of developing heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

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What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, often simply referred to as diabetes, is a disease in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced.

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What is Metabolic Surgery?

Experiments were done in the last half of the 20th century to see if diseases like high lipids and cholesterol could be treated with surgical procedures such as intestinal bypass.

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Metabolic Surgery for Diabetes — Research

Approximately 90 percent of all diabetics in the world are type 2 diabetics.

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The International Diabetes Federation — Position

Obesity and type 2 diabetes are serious chronic diseases associated with complex metabolic dysfunctions that increase the risk for morbidity and mortality.

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Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes

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%.

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Dr. Christou and his staff have been excellent at providing information and assistance both before and after the surgery. The outstanding support made it easier to understand the process and its impact on my life and provided ease of mind prior to the surgery.