Diabetes surgery includes the roux-en-y gastric bypass and its newer modification, the mini gastric bypass. Both procedures involve the creating of a small gastric pouch using a laparoscopic stapler and connecting a segment of intestine to this pouch after bypassing a length of small intestine. Apart from just reducing your body weight and hence improving diabetes, both the procedures have been shown to reduce your insulin resistance, thus eliminating once of the main disease processes in type 2 diabetes. Approximately 80% of diabetic patients can be cured off their diabetes completely with the gastric bypass.
Candidate for surgery:? BMI of 35 and above with diabetes or even lower?