Metabolic Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes

Metabolic surgery for type 2 diabetes involves surgical procedures aimed at improving blood sugar control and metabolic health in individuals with diabetes, often resulting in significant weight loss and reduced dependence on medication.

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    Diabetes or metabolic surgery can significantly aid in weight loss and remission of type 2 diabetes. These bariatric surgical procedures involve either reducing the stomach size or bypassing it, resulting in early satiety and reduced food intake.

    At Istanbul Med Assist, we understand the challenges of living with Type 2 Diabetes. That's why we're dedicated to providing the most effective treatment options available, including metabolic surgery. Trust us

    Who's Eligible?

    1. If you have a BMI of 35 or more and are experiencing type 2 diabetes or other obesity-related illnesses, and have not been able to achieve normal fasting blood sugar levels (less than 125 mg/dl or HbA1c less than 7 percent), you may be a candidate for diabetes surgery.
    2. In some cases, if your diabetes is difficult to manage, you may be eligible for surgery even if you have a BMI of less than 35.

    Common Laparoscopic Metabolic Surgeries

    Sleeve Gastrectomy

    In this procedure, a portion of the stomach is removed without altering the intestines' course. As a result, a lesser amount of food intake is required to experience satiety.

    Gastric Bypass

    In this procedure, also called Roux-en-y, the digestive system is redirected to exclude most of the stomach except for a small pouch at the upper end. This results in an early sense of fullness and decreased absorption of calories from food.

    Gastric Transit Bipartition

    Transit bipartition divides the small intestine into two parts, connecting only one part to the stomach to create two pathways for food to travel. This leads to reduced calorie absorption and eliminating of undigested food as waste.


    After the surgery, blood glucose improvements may begin, allowing you to potentially reduce or stop diabetes medication and decreasing the likelihood of heart and kidney failures, strokes, and heart attacks.

    Additionally, sleep apnea and fatty liver may improve.Following dietary guidelines, including a liquid diet initially and transitioning to solid food with the help of a dietitian, will help in short-term and long-term weight loss.

    Recovery time varies, but returning to work in 3-4 weeks is typical, depending on the surgery and recovery progress.

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