Diabetes Surgery

About Diabetes Surgery

Metabolic surgery, as the name suggests, takes care of the metabolic syndrome that comprises diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. It was initially offered only to the morbidly obese, but now it is done to diabetics with a BMI of 27.5. Results are phenomenal, with diabetes getting off as early as the next day of the surgery.

It is also a keyhole surgery requiring a 2 to 3-day hospital stay. However, this procedure is successful when done for type 2 diabetics. Besides this, certain blood tests need to be done to ensure whether one qualifies for metabolic surgery to get remission from type 2 diabetes.

Can every Diabetic patient undergo Metabolic Surgery?

Can I comfortably undergo metabolic surgery?” is a common question among diabetic patients. Metabolic surgery is one of the most effective treatments for type 2 diabetes patients, as 90% are overweight or obese. However, this is not for everyone.

Patients with Type 1/ LADA type of diabetes, Fasting C – Peptide<1, Bleeding Disorders, previous H/O malignancy, underweight diabetes and those incapable of withstanding general anaesthesia cannot undergo metabolic surgery.

What is Metabolic syndrome?

Diabetes is a part of metabolic syndrome. When a person has one of the five mentioned below, it is termed metabolic syndrome. Diabetes, Hypertension and Dyslipidemia(a high triglyceride level, reduced HDL cholesterol) or excess body fat around the waist.

When a person undergoes metabolic surgery, the single surgery deals with diabetes, dyslipidemia, and excess fat around the waist. One does not have to take different medication for diabetes, or different medication for dyslipidemia, hypertension etc.

Whatever your current status, here is the point. You can make some decisions today regarding your diabetes health issues that will have repercussions for years. The idea is not just to add extra years to your life but to healthy years. If you have type II diabetes, you can get help immediately by visiting Tods hospital.