In This Chapter
Noting the advantages of metabolic surgery
Understanding the current guidelines for surgical candidates
Getting ready for surgery
Selecting the right operation
Identifying short-term and long-term complications of surgery
Meeting patients who have had the surgery
Contemplating new guidelines and recommendations
The first operations for obesity and diabetes were performed more than 60 years ago. In recent years more than 200,000 such operations have been performed each year with amazing results for people with type 2 diabetes. Yet most of the population with diabetes is unaware of surgery’s great value. The purpose of this chapter is to begin to correct that oversight.
Metabolic surgery doesn’t cure all ...