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 on diabetics with a BMI of 27.5 as well. Results are phenomenal with diabetes getting off as early as the next day of the surgery.

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