Medical benefits of bariatric surgery

Medical benefits of bariatric surgery

• Diabetes: 83% of patients with type 2 diabetes and 99% of those with glucose intolerance maintained normal levels of plasma glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin, and insulin; 88% of diabetics no longer required medication.

• Cardiovascular: 15% of patients experienced a decrease in cholesterol; 50%, a decrease in triglycerides; and prescription-treated hypertension was decreased from 58% to 14%.

• Pulmonary: 14% of patients have preoperative obstructive or hypoventilation syndrome, with most improved postoperatively.

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