How Diabetes Can Be Affected With Bariatric Surgery?

Excessive body weight is one of the reasons for diabetes. Obesity and diabetes are mostly related. Many people who are diagnosed with diabetes are obese or over weight. The development of diabetes can be doubled in obese people. Type2 diabetes is most closely related to obesity. Bariatric surgery is the process of weight loss surgery to cure the diabetes disease. Obesity related health problems such as diabetes can be treated with this surgery. It is the cost effective surgery to reduce the weight loss to treat the disease. By maintaining our body weight we can manage blood sugar levels to control the diabetes.  

Bariatric surgery includes many procedures performed on obesity. Weight loss can be achieved by reducing the stomach size with implanted medical device or through removing portion of stomach. All these procedures cause significant weight loss to recover from diabetes. This surgery is appropriate for people with BMI above 35kg/m2. Professional physicians can suggest who are suitable for this bariatric surgery to treat diabetes with weight loss. Several surgical procedures are there for weight loss to treat type2 diabetes.

Bariatric surgery includes many procedures:

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric binding limits the intake of food with adjustable band to constrict the upper stomach to reduce the weight. It is the safe weight loss procedure.

Sleeve gastrectomy in which stomach size is reduced to 15% of its original size by removing larger portion of the stomach. This procedure is performed laparoscopically.

Gastric bypass is a small stomach upper pouch created and connected to the small intestine. This is the most widely performed in US for weight loss.

Gastroplasty, which is surgically decrease the stomach size for weight loss to manage diabetes disease.

Billiopancreatic diversion is to restrict the capacity of the stomach and to divide the intestine into three limbs. First one is to carry food, next limb to carry pancreatic juice and bile and one common limb is to join first two limbs. This procedure is the most effective process for weight loss. We can reduce lot of weight by undergoing this process.

Even after the bariatric surgery patients are restricted to take liquid diet until they adapt for new gastric system. Bariatric surgery is most significant treatment for weight loss to treat diabetes. Among diabetes patients there was 40-60% weight loss of original body weight with this surgery. Regardless of the procedures 86% of the diabetes disease is treated with surgery.

After surgery it is important to follow surgeon’s instruction to control weight for treating diabetes disease. It is not recommended for children and people aged more than 60 years. Maintaining proper diet after surgery is the key point to keep the weight consistent. Bariatric surgery shows best results in blood sugar level and improvement to treat type2 diabetes disease for obese people.

Weight loss surgery in Orange County offers you best surgery services in reducing the weight as well as diabetes. For more information about bariatric surgery Orange County, you can visit our site.

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20. February 2013 10:58 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Who Can Consider The Weight Loss Surgery?

Severe obesity is a chronic condition that is really very difficult to treat. Some people may consider weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery to restrict the food intake or interrupt the digestive process. But, people should clearly understand the pros and cons associated with the surgery prior making a decision.

Undergoing weight loss surgery because of obesity is a major decision that will change your life forever. Obesity can cause several health diseases and sicknesses that deprive you from a full life. Sometimes the usual regime like exercise routines, changing dietary habits and gaining nutritional education may not help you lose weight. Dieting and exercise may not always a viable and preferable treatment for obesity. But every one can’t undergo weight loss surgery.

You could be a candidate for surgical weight loss if you meet any of the following criteria:

·         Weight loss surgery is considered by people who are obese. People who have BMI higher than 40 are considered as obese people.

·         Also, overweight people who experience severe health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease and blood pressure because of obesity can consider weight loss surgery. In this case, people who have BMI less than 40 may also consider the surgery.

·         If you are unable to get a healthy body weight for a specific period of time, even through medically supervised dieting, you can consider weight loss surgery.

BMI Level


Health Risk

Under 18.5



18.5 - 24.9

Normal Weight


25 - 29.9



30 - 34.9



35 - 39.9

Severely Obese

Very High

40 and Over

Morbidly Obese

Extremely High


Weight loss surgery in appropriate candidates leads to reduction of disease in more than 50% of subjects. People who do not get any improvement in their disease can improve their glucose levels. Most people think that weight loss surgery as kind of a failure, but the truth is it has less to do with the patient’s attempt and more to do with the hormones and genetics.

Undergoing the surgery doesn’t impose any risks on your body, but diabetics have increased risks, such as bleeding, infection, and in rare cases, death. Diabetics may have weaker heart and disease affects the recovery process. Also, patients must be emotionally and mentally ready for surgery and the lasting change in their eating habits. So, the decision to undergo the treatment can only be ended after a careful evaluation.

Weight loss surgery in Orange County can offer you best services to meet with your needs. You can contact our bariatric surgeons for your case evluation.

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12. February 2013 09:25 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric surgery is known as the most effective and also long lasting weight loss treatment for excessively obese patients and also to cure so many health issues.

When thinking about weight loss, generally people want extreme weight loss in less time. But for so many reasons, sometimes open surgeries seem too expensive, too risky or too drastic. Less invasive surgeries provide same potentially lifesaving outcomes like traditional open weight loss surgery but with significantly fewer complications and less pain. Typically patient can return to home within 2 to 4 days following their surgery.


Normal Open weight loss surgery needs a single large cut extending from lower edge of breastbone to just down to the belly button, generally 10 to 14 inches length. But laparoscopic method needs 5 or 6 small cuts, which range from 1/4 to 3/4 inch length.

In this less invasive surgery, laparoscope is inserted, which is a small tube with the tiny video camera at the end, through the 10-millimeter incision made in middle of the abdomen. Then the surgeon inserts the surgical instruments from the additionally made incisions in order to perform operation. In this entire process, the laparoscopic camera projects the magnified and high-resolution image of the surgical area onto the multiple monitors, and allows the surgeon to perform the surgery safely with high precision. And people who have the laparoscopic weight loss surgery experience less pain, which can be resolved with over-the-counter medicines.

Minimally invasive surgery has benefits like less muscle and skin trauma, less, shorter painful recovery, less scarring, and fewer incisions issues like hernias and infections.

If this laparoscopic surgery is performed by the skilled surgeon, then it is an effective and safe treatment for morbidly obese patients. Contact us at to know more about the surgery. 

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8. February 2013 23:29 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

About Bariatric Care Center

The Bariatric Care Center is dedicated to the holistic approach to morbid obesity. We believe that surgery is only a small fraction of the whole process of losing weight and a powerful tool when used appropriately. In order to achieve that, our team includes a specialized panel in Psychiatry, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.

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