Metabolic surgery is a new and path breaking procedure to treat the disease Diabetes Mellitus which is crippling the world. There are over 50 million of Diabetic patients in India alone and over 100 million all over the world. Thus surgeons have devised a way to permanently cure Diabetes using Laparoscopic Surgical procedures. By altering the flow of digestive juices, the balance of hormones is altered and this balances the pro diabetic and anti diabetic hormones.
It is a minimally invasive procedure that aims at negating all the factors that lead to metabolic disease; thereby reversing conditions like type 2 diabetes, PCOD and cardiovascular disease.
The surgery affects the various routes through which a person develops metabolic syndrome, namely – obesity and lifestyle factors. It involves making the stomach smaller so a person eats lesser, which in turn helps in weight loss and better insulin sensitivity. The surgery also changes the secretion of various hormones and helps a person to think and respond differently to food.
All these factors put together help to change the way a patient’s body uses blood sugar, thereby reversing type 2diabetes.
Thus on a concluding note, it can be said that Metabolic Surgery is the most outstanding finds in the surgical field in the last 40-50 years.