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Surgical Solutions for Diabetes in Connecticut

Bariatric surgery is a proven solution not only for fighting obesity, but in preventing and eliminating type 2 diabetes. The link between obesity and diabetes is clear, with a University of Maryland Medical Center study showing that obesity is the number 1 risk factor for type 2 diabetes, for instance. Obese adults are at risk of developing a range of medical diseases which can reduce the quality of life, and even shorter your life, and type 2 diabetes may be the most serious.

With the help of bariatric surgery, therefore, you can lose a substantial amount of your excess weight while improving your health greatly. Undergoing diabetes surgery is a way to improve and extend your life. Learn more about your options and how we may be able to help you here.

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Types of Diabetes Surgery

There are several surgical solutions for obesity available today which are also effective for combating type 2 diabetes. These solutions differ in terms of their approach, how they work, the results they produce, and so forth. It’s important to learn about each procedure and how they compare, so you can make an informed decision about which to pursue.

You’ll begin with a thorough evaluation from a member of our team. We’ll learn more about you, and you’ll learn more about your options and how we’re able to provide you with assistance.

To get started, consider these three types of diabetes surgery solutions:

Gastric Bypass: During a gastric bypass procedure, a small gastric pouch is created by cutting a wedge out of your upper stomach, and your small intestine is rerouted to connect to this pouch directly. Today, this is performed laparoscopically, but it remains the most complex surgical procedure of your options. However, it has the longest successful history and a mountain of data and results on its side.

Sleeve Gastrectomy: Similar in essence to the gastric bypass, the gastric sleeve is actually quite different. Your stomach is sectioned off vertically, which means your GI track remains untouched. This reduces the complexity of this procedure along with associated risks, however, it produces very comparable results. The new narrow stomach tube is only 120ccs in size.

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding: As opposed to the first two procedures, no permanent physical changes are made to your body with adjustable gastric banding. Instead, an inflatable silicone band is placed around the top of your stomach, creating a small stomach pouch above the band and a narrow passage between the rest of your stomach. This increases feelings of fullness and slows digestion. It’s the least invasive of the three procedures discussed here.

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Benefits of Losing Weight

With the clear link between obesity and diabetes, losing substantial amounts of weight directly leads to great health benefits. Obese adults who undergo significant weight loss allow their bodies to control blood glucose levels.

The Wall Street Journal published a report that diabetes can “quickly recede” after bariatric surgery, and that 75% of obese adults with type 2 diabetes no longer experience symptoms or require medication after surgery.

Another study found that obese adults who undergo bariatric surgery are 80% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than obese adults who do not undergo bariatric surgery. Both clearly point to the success of weight loss surgery for fighting against diabetes. Gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and adjustable gastric banding can all help you to achieve wonderful results.


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What can I expect my recovery to be like post surgery?

Specific guidelines for recovery and specific risks will vary dependent on which procedure you choose. However, it’s important to understand that any procedure involving general anesthesia carries certain risks.

Additionally, these procedures may carry risks such as bleeding and infection, blood clots, increased risk of heart attack, pneumonia, gallstones, and more. Do not go off your diabetes medication until it has been approved by your doctor. Your surgeon will also provide you with more complete guidelines for post-operative care and recovery.

Gastric bypass patients generally spend two nights in the hospital following their procedures, whereas gastric sleeve and adjustable gastric banding patients usually spend one.

What Dietary Guidelines will I have to follow after the Procedure?

Your post-bariatric surgery diet will see you progress in several phases, from soft and pureed foods to the incorporation of solid foods once again. From there, you will still need to follow the proper daily lifestyle in order to achieve your long-term weight and health goals.

We’ll provide you with ongoing education and assistance. You’ll also benefit from our convenient online store, with doctor-recommended foods, drinks, and supplements.

What happens after surgery?

It is important to continue being involved with follow-up appointments after your procedure. This is where your doctor will be able to advise you on adjusting or ceasing your diabetes medication, while offering further guidelines for your lifestyle.

Additionally, our comprehensive bariatric program also helps our patients to succeed via support groups, mentors, as well as education, assistance and outreach.

I’m ready to take action, what do I do next?

You can improve your health and win your fight against both obesity and type 2 diabetes starting today. All you have to do is decide to take action and pick up the phone. Call Tristate NYBG at 800.633.8446 to learn more about how we can help you.

Weight Loss Surgery Success Stories

If you are ready to lose weight, you have many options at our Tristate Bariatric Group. We combine surgical expertise, patience, compassion, and the confidence to lead you through the journey to successful weight loss.