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Benefits of Metabolic Surgery
Benefits of Metabolic Surgery

Did you know that over 30 million Americans are affected by diabetes? While type I diabetes is a genetic condition, type II diabetes develops over time usually due to lifestyle choices. Approximately 90% of those with type II diabetes are either overweight or obese.1 Metabolic surgery has shown promise at aiding in weight loss and in turn effectively treating type II diabetes.

Metabolic surgery is a type of bariatric surgery but rather than the sole purpose of weight loss, metabolic surgery works to treat metabolic disorders such as type II diabetes. Here are some of the benefits of metabolic surgery:

  • It can improve or completely eliminate type II diabetes
    Studies have shown that approximately 90% of patients who have undergone metabolic surgery have had complete remission or improvement of their type II diabetes.1 Thus, electing for this surgery would lower the need for diabetes medication and would result in overall better health.
  • It can help with multiple weight-related comorbidities apart from diabetes
    Extra weight can lead to many comorbid health issues including heart disease and Metabolic surgery would help these metabolic disorders by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  • It can be minimally invasive
    With laparoscopic robotic surgery, metabolic surgery has never been so easy! Laparoscopic surgery involves multiple minimally invasive incisions and the insertion of a laparoscope for viewing. This allows for a multitude of benefits including a shorter hospital stay, less scarring, quicker recovery, and less pain.
  • You’ll look and feel great!
    Apart from the comorbidities of obesity, excess weight can also impact your self-esteem. Metabolic surgery can help you along your weight loss progress, helping to build confidence in your body. Not only will it make you look great but it will also help to relieve weight-related joint pain, allowing you to feel great too!

The benefits of metabolic surgery are abundant as it can resolve multiple metabolic disorders, especially type II diabetes. So if you are considering metabolic surgery, contact Dr. Ahmad for a consultation at Long Island Laparoscopic Surgery today!

Dr. Arif Ahmad specializes in laparoscopic robotic surgery and has performed over 2,000 laparoscopic robotic surgeries. He is renowned in the Long Island area for his impeccable track record of safety and success.