The gastrointestinal tract is part of the digestive system.
It acts upon ingested foods through physical and chemical means; in particular, the small intestine has been found to regulate blood sugar levels, metabolism and appetite. Abnormalities in the gastrointestinal tract may lead to obesity, diabetes, and other health issues.
METABOLIC SURGERY is designed to address a full range of metabolic diseases and conditions that can lead to the previously mentioned health issues. Through this procedure, the digestive tract can be altered using one or more specially chosen bariatric surgeries.
By using the appropriate procedure, or combination of obesity surgeries, many individuals reduce or eliminate the effects of diabetes, obtain dramatic weight loss results and increase their quality of life and expectancy.
As a virtual cure for diabetes for some patients, this surgery addresses the causes of diabetes resulting in the normalization of blood glucose levels and some patients are able to reduce or eliminate the use of insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents.
Metabolic surgery is also effective for patients that don't have obesity problems, obtaining excellent results it the resolution of comorbidities without undesirable weight loss.