Any weight loss surgery is not a magic bullet for obesity, but it is certainly a key ingredient in its treatment. Photo: Pixabay & nbsp


  • The main benefits of this procedure include the prevention of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol.
  • A number of studies have shown improvement in patients with type 2 diabetes after weight loss surgery.
  • Barrier surgery can treat patients with type 2 diabetes. Those who have been obese for a short time (4 to 7 years)

New Delhi. We live in a world where the number of people suffering from chronic diseases is higher than the healthy population. Be it heart patients or people with diabetes, obese people or people fighting against malnutrition. Health problems have become extremely common due to a comfortable, sedentary lifestyle. However, the only condition that is directly or indirectly related to chronic diseases is obesity, the driving force behind metabolic syndrome, followed by type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes, however, is a condition that cannot be cured. But as it turns out, bariatric surgery, a weight loss procedure, can give patients hope. Several studies have shown improvement in patients with type 2 diabetes after weight loss surgery, with the majority experiencing only a few or no symptoms: normal blood pressure, blood sugar և cholesterol control, six years after treatment. Somehow, this procedure can cure diabetes և allow patients to go on with their lives without medication or minimal support.

While everything seems happy and bright about the surgeries of diabetics, Times Now Digital contacted hospital surgeons to find out the pros and cons of this procedure and how it can give patients hope.

Dr Mayank Madan – GI, Minimal Access & Bariatric Surgery at CK Birla Hospital talked about how bariatric surgery works and its benefits.

“Barrier surgery is a surgery used for weight loss. It changes the patient’s digestive system. It is used in combination with lifestyle և diet to effectively treat obesity in patients և It is recommended for people who have serious health conditions such as type 2 diabetes or sleep apnea. Surgery is effective in reducing body weight when exercise և diet control is not enough. The main benefits of this procedure include the prevention of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, sleep apnea. “Body pain և knee pain,” he said.

Dr. Madan later spoke about the risks associated with this procedure.

“Weight loss surgery is not a magic bullet for obesity, but it is certainly a key component of its treatment. However, there are some risks associated with bariatric surgery that the patient should be aware of before the procedure. There may be short-term complications such as bleeding, infection, blood clots, difficulty breathing, and gastrointestinal discharge. “Even if some long-term complications include intestinal obstruction, gallstones, ulcers, vomiting, low blood sugar, the level of these complications is very small,” he concluded.

Dr. Vivek Bindal – Head of the Department of Bariatric and Robotic Surgery, MIS, Max Super Specialty Hospital, blamed obesity for the և progression զարգացման of developing type 2 diabetes, explaining how metabolic surgery or bariatric surgery gives patients hope.

“Espresso is a significant risk factor for the development and progression of type 2 diabetes, and weight loss is an important part of diabetes management. In Mor obesity, people with obesity are ten times more likely to develop diabetes, և doctors have discovered bariatric surgery that can treat type 2 diabetes. “After bariatric surgery, the loss of intestinal hormones, intestinal microbiota, and glucose transporters in the intestines leads to a dramatic improvement in blood glucose levels,” said Dr. Bindal.

He went on to talk about how bariatric surgery effectively treats diabetes նոր new techniques used.

“Numerous studies around the world have shown that bariatric / metabolic surgery can cure diabetes in most obese patients. Bariatric surgery today has several procedures that can help resolve the condition. Most bariatric procedures can now be performed with a minimally invasive approach using laparoscopy or robotic surgery. Minimally invasive surgeries (MIS) using advanced robotic surgical instruments և technologies such as intuitive surgery can be performed with greater precision և safety և, therefore, in some cases they are very effective. It is not a cosmetic procedure, it is considered life-saving for diabetics and patients struggling with obesity, helping to reduce excess body weight by up to 75%.

Dr. Mriganka Sekhar Sharman-Consultant, Minimal Access Surgery-Columbia Asia Hospital spoke about the main purpose of this surgery, which is not based on weight loss.

“It simply came to our notice then that we were trying to control our diabetes with insulin tablets. When bariatric surgery was designed, the main goal was to lose weight, which was the only thing we could achieve from the surgery, but over time, we not only lost weight, but also solved metabolic problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure. “The problem of snoring, especially in women, with metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovary disease, excess facial hair,” she explained.

Dr. Saurab Misra, Advisor to Apollo Hospital’s gastrointestinal, pediatric, robotic surgeons, on the other hand, emphasized how patients can reap the benefits almost immediately.

“Bariar surgery can cure patients with type 2 diabetes. Those who have gained weight for a short time (4 to 7 years). Longer-term diabetics can also benefit. However, it may not be so deep. Most people will be normal for five years or more, depending on how well they take care of their eating habits after surgery. This benefit shown to diabetics is not related to weight loss. Instead, it is an independent action that helps in other ways. “This benefit can be seen within a day or two after surgery,” he explained.

Dr. Nandakishore Dukkipati MD Advance Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon և The CEO of Livlife Hospitals talked about how bariatric surgery can affect the nature of a patient’s metabolism.

“After such procedures, there is a noticeable improvement in the description of human metabolism. Blood glucose, HbA1c, cholesterol levels are all prone to positive changes, insulin resistance is declining, and many people with diabetes tend to stop taking insulin, as well as reduce or stop taking other medications for hypertension, dyslipidemia, heart disease, other diseases. : “Most patients with diabetes, where diabetes is not properly managed, are prone to a number of chronic eye, heart and kidney problems, including loss of foot sensitivity,” he said.

He also explained to Dr. Dukkipan the age of diabetes, which plays a crucial role in determining outcomes.

“Diabetes mellitus (years after diagnosis) is another important factor that determines the extent of positive outcomes after bariatric / metabolic surgeries. The best results in 5 years after diabetes are marked in the complete solution of diabetes. “However, after the procedure, the patient must commit to a healthy lifestyle, adequate physical activity, and avoid eating high-calorie foods or beverages,” he concluded.

Refusal. The advice and suggestions in this article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or health care professional if you have any specific medical questions.