Bariatric surgery is done in the digestive system to reduce weight in obesity, whereas in metabolic surgery, weight-loss surgeries are done specifically to treat metabolic diseases like diabetes which is not controlled with lifestyle management and medications. Based on the BMI, the surgery procedures are chosen.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am 41 years old. I am suffering from hypothyroidism and for which I am taking Thyroxine 175 mcg daily. My height is 5 feet and 10 inches, and my current weight is 127 kg. Two years ago, I had a sleeve gastrectomy and lost only 20 kg. The surgeon now advised me to get gastric bypass sur... Read Full »
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Query: Hi doctor, I am having type 2 uncontrolled diabetes. My endocrinologist is asking me to undergo a bariatric surgery. Kindly advise. Can you explain if it is required and how is it going to help control my diabetes and hypertension? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bariatric or metabolic surgeries help to achieve long term remission from type 2 diabetes. These are scientifically proven, very safe and highly effective. They result in long term weight loss in individuals suffering from an excess weight problem, and also lead to long... Read Full »