Studies Support Bariatric Surgery For Type 2 Diabetes
March 27-Two randomized clinical trials published this week in The New England Journal of Medicine demonstrate that bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for type 2 diabetes in obese and morbidly obese patients and suggest surgery should be considered sooner and more often for patients battling the twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
These ground breaking studies will have a major impact on the future of diabetes treatment as clinicians, patients, government officials and insurers absorb the data and its implications. But while bariatric surgery proved more effective than medical therapy for type 2 diabetes, the real winner is patients, who may now gain greater access to a safe and proven treatment that has been denied too long to too many.
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Hurley Bariatric Center: the recognized leader in bariatric surgery
Accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 Bariatric Surgery Center Network, as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery, and as a Cigna Three-Star Quality Center for Bariatric Surgery, the Hurley Bariatric Center has performed over 4,000 bariatric procedures since 1999.
Choose the weight loss option that's right for you
At the Hurley Bariatric Center, we recognize that weight loss surgery isn’t for everyone, and that each of our patients is unique with their own personal story and goals. That’s why our team of highly-skilled bariatric surgeons partner with patients to help them choose a custom-tailored plan that’s right for them for successful, sustained weight loss. We provide pre- and post-surgical emotional support, nutrition and exercise counseling, and all the information patients need to make this life-changing decision, as well as 24-hour post-surgical care by our expert surgeons and staff.