How does diabetes surgery cure diabetes type 2?

Patients with a BMI between 30 and 35 kg/m2 with difficulties to control properly there type II diabetes with conventional treatments.

Patients with Type II diabetes and body mass index higher than 35 kg/m2 whatever they are receiving treatment for diabetes.

 

Metabolic Surgery: Insulin not needed anymore

Currently it is developing the so-called metabolic surgery that involves apply “surgical techniques for obesity” (appropriately modified), and get the resolution of type II diabetes, even to the point of not needing insulin anymore.
As a basic principle of this surgery will say that in general, the less time it has been diagnosed as diabetic, the less time administrate insulin, and the higher pancreatic reserve conserve the patient, the better the response to having a surgery, so in principle the indication once seated, it must consider as soon as possible.

Patients with type II diabetes

Patients with Type II diabetes and body mass index higher than 35 kg/m2 whatever they are receiving treatment for diabetes.
Patients with a BMI between 30 and 35 kg/m2 with difficulties to control properly there type II diabetes with conventional treatment, especially if they also have other associated diseases (hypertension pressure, sleep apnea and joint diseases for which excess the weight is a problem).

How diabetes surgery works

baypass diabetes surgery

Surgery diabetes or metabolic surgery is a gastric bypass that performed to laparoscopically. With this technique, through an approach It minimally invasive with small incisions in the abdomen, amending Anatomy of the intestine so that food does not come into contact with the Initial small intestine. This is not an experimental treatment but a safe technique, which has been running for some years and where we know the long-term results based on experience. Surgery Metabolic is fully proven and recognized by the medical international community. Gastric bypass was initially used as a technique for the treatment by obesity, but later it was found that also has demonstrated effects against diabetes mellitus type II.
The benefits of gastric bypass on diabetes act in two ways. By one hand, patients who undergo this procedure and follow the advice diet after surgery, suffer significant weight loss resulting a better disease control. Furthermore, anatomical changes the surgery results in the stomach and intestine mechanisms involving changes controlling the blood glucose concentration. This results in rapid time improved diabetes control soon after surgery, even before you have lost a significant amount of weight.

Results of metabolic surgery

Approximately 3 out of 4 patients who undergo surgery get to recover normal blood glucose without any medication use. In other cases, although the symptoms of diabetes should not be passed completely, it does represent a significant improvement in quality life of the patient and in controlling the disease. Almost all Patients who undergo surgery require to stop insulin injections.


Dr. Pablo Enriquez

Dr. Pablo Enriquez is the head of the Unit for Metabolic Surgery of the IMED Hospitals. He has extensive experience in laparoscopic surgery obesity. In addition, Dr. Enriquez is a leading member of the National Association Against Cancer (AECC), where he presides the association at a provincial level. As a teacher, Dr. Enriquez is Associate Professor of Pathology and Surgery at the University Miguel Hernandez and organizes different courses and congresses related to their specialty.


Diabetes Treatments Abroad

Personal Patient Assistant

At IMED every patient will be assigned to one of our personal assistants, whom the patient will be able to reach 24/7. Should the patient have any questions, complaints or comments, their personal assistant will assist them at all times.

Accommodation, transfers and services

Spain is one of the best destinations for health tourism abroad. To facilitate the whole treatment process we have assembled a special package. IMED Hospitales will take care of all the necessities, such as accommodation, transfers, etc. to make the treatment as easy and as pleasant as possible.