Metabolic Surgery

Metabolic surgery, also known as metabolic and bariatric surgery or diabetes surgery, is a type of surgical procedure that aims to treat metabolic conditions, particularly type 2 diabetes, by promoting weight loss and improving metabolic function. Unlike traditional bariatric surgery, which primarily focuses on weight loss, metabolic surgery specifically targets metabolic disorders associated with obesity.

Metabolic surgery is primarily recommended for individuals with type 2 diabetes who are obese or have a high body mass index (BMI). The procedures commonly used in metabolic surgery include gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch. These surgeries have been shown to have a significant impact on metabolic health and can lead to long-term improvements in blood sugar control, insulin resistance, and overall metabolic function.

Benefits Of Metabolic surgery

  • Improved glycemic control: Metabolic surgery has been shown to lead to significant improvements in blood sugar control, often resulting in the remission or reduction of type 2 diabetes medication dependence.
  • Weight loss: Metabolic surgery promotes substantial weight loss, which is beneficial for improving overall health and reducing obesity-related health conditions.
  • Cardiovascular benefits: Metabolic surgery can lead to improvements in cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and reduced inflammation.
  • Remission of metabolic syndrome: Metabolic surgery has the potential to resolve or improve metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions including high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, abnormal cholesterol levels, and excess abdominal fat.
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