Metabolic surgery for type 2 diabetes

Nat Med. 2012 May 4;18(5):656-8. doi: 10.1038/nm.2773.


Clinicians note that bariatric operations can dramatically resolve type 2 diabetes, often before and out of proportion to postoperative weight loss. Now two randomized controlled trials formally show superior results from surgical compared with medical diabetes care, including among only mildly obese patients. The concept of 'metabolic surgery' to treat diabetes has taken a big step forward.

MeSH terms

  • Anastomosis, Roux-en-Y
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Body Mass Index
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic