I'm 5'8", 204 lbs, been trying to lose weight due to diabetes and high blood pressure. Would the Gastric Sleeve be better?

Doctor Answers 2

First change your life

The gastric sleeve will work very well to lose weight but the first important step is to change what and how you eat. Once you do that then you will be better off.

Scottsdale Bariatric Surgeon
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Would the gastric sleeve be better?

Hello dear, the answer is yes! Adults with Type 2 diabetes achieve better blood glucose (sugar) control two years after undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy than do patients who receive standard medical diabetes care without this weight loss surgery, a new study finds. In addition, 76 percent of surgery patients were able to reduce their use of diabetes medications, compared with only 26 percent of patients in the nonsurgical group, study authors reported.

Please make an appointment with a board certified surgeon for a personal evaluation.

Good luck :)

Pablo Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Bariatric Surgeon
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