Metabolic surgery is a newer form of bariatric surgery whose purpose is to reverse or lessen the severity of type 2 diabetes. Sometimes the cost to manage type 2 diabetes can reach $33,000 per year, meaning the less expensive bariatric surgeries can be an attractive option in diabetes management. Contact his staff to discuss the various metabolic and bariatric surgery options available.
Metabolic for Type 2 Diabetes
Obesity can give patients a higher risk for contracting type 2 diabetes, but morbid or extreme obesity can increase the risk for type 2 diabetes by as much as 10 times. Patients who do not respond to traditional treatments for type 2 diabetes including medicine and dieting, may be perfect for bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery, such as gastric bypass surgery, have been shown to very effective to curing type II diabetes.
In a recent study 76% of individuals who have type 2 diabetes who’ve undergone bariatric surgery have been completely cured. Other studies show similar resolved and remission in type 2 diabetes. Below are the various types of metabolic surgeries that can cure or help relieve some of the symptoms of diabetes.
Types of Metabolic Surgeries
Vertical Banded Gastroplasty, or Gastroplasty, is a restrictive bariatric surgery that helps fill patients up. The procedure is done by placing a whole through the stomach and stapling the stomach. Next, a band is placed around the only opening, allowing food to pass through slower, thus giving a filling feeling in a person’s stomach.
Gastric Bypass Surgery, or roux-en-y gastric bypass is a weight loss surgery that has shown significant improvements in type 2 diabetes. In a recent study by the Annals of Surgery showed that 83 percent of 240 people who underwent gastric bypass were cured of their diabetes. Gastric Bypass is both a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure that is the standard in bariatrics.
Gastric Banding Surgery, or adjustable gastric banding surgery, is another metabolic surgery which can completely resolve type 2 diabetes. Gastric banding is a restrictive weight loss procedure that uses an implant to reduce the stomach’s capacity thereby creating a filling feeling in a patient’s stomach.