Dr. Keith Wright of STX Bariatric Surgeons discusses the benefits of weight loss surgery for diabetics
When it comes to diabetes, many patients look to STX Surgeons—San Antonio’s leading bariatric surgery specialists—for help. Dr. Keith Wright and Dr. Gerardo Carcamo have decades of experience helping diabetic patients achieve their weight loss goals, while improving their health.
“Data shows surgery should be a frontline treatment for patients who are diabetic or at risk of diabetes,” says San Antonio bariatric surgeon Dr. Keith Wright. “Major diabetic foundations in the U.S., as well as an international consensus, agree that patients down to a BMI of 30—which some people consider not even qualifying for weight loss surgery—should be considered for a weight loss procedure. It can make a big impact on diabetes before the weight gets out of hand and diabetes gets even worse.”
Dr. Wright advises patients with diabetes or those at risk to contact STX Surgeons to schedule a private, one-on-one consultation with one of the bariatric doctors to discuss weight loss surgery options. The doctors can explain the spectrum of options, from VBloc to lap band to gastric sleeve and more, discussing the patient’s needs and goals.
Bariatric Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes
According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, nearly all individuals who have bariatric surgery show improvement in their diabetic state. Bariatric surgeries performed in more than 135,000 patients were found to affect type 2 diabetes in the following ways:
Surgery improves type 2 diabetes in nearly 90 percent of patients by:
- lowering blood sugar
- reducing the dosage and type of medication required
- improving diabetes-related health problems
Surgery causes type 2 diabetes to go into remission in 78 percent of individuals by:
- reducing blood sugar levels to normal levels
- eliminating the need for diabetes medications
Cause the improvement or remission of T2DM to last for years
If you have diabetes or are at risk of becoming diabetic and are interested in discussing your weight loss surgery options, call STX Surgeons (210) 220-1726 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Keith Wright or Dr. Gerardo Carcamo.