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Latest Research Shows Benefits of Lap Band Surgery for Type-Two Diabetes Sufferers

CORE Study

The latest research coming out of the prestigious Monash University's Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), suggests that Gastric Band (Lap Band) surgery can be effective in the treatment of type two diabtetes sufferers who are overweight (BMI 25 - 35).

About 90% of those with type two diabetes are overweight or obese.

The study, which took place over a 6 year period showed that compared to the control group which lost an average of 1.8% of body weight, those who were given the sugery lost an average of 12.8%.

There were other significant benefits as well which lead report's co-author, Prof John Wentworth, to advocate for the change in guidelines which currently recommends this procedure for those who are obese (BMI > 35).

Read more about the research here.

The Bariatric Surgery Registry measures quality and safety outcomes for patients undergoing bariatric surgery.

STAMPEDE Trial

Another study from the USA published in the prestegious New England Medical Journal conducted by Cleveland Clinic (STAMPEDE group) appears to confirm these findings.

This study, with a five year follow up period, compared treatment following bariatric sugery compared to the best possible medical treatment alone.

Resolution of diabetes at 5 yrs was 5% medical patients compared to 29% gastric bypass patients and 23% sleeve gastrectomy patients.

A range of other health benefits in the bariatric group were also recorded including improved quality of life and reduced insulin usage. These patients had a pre operative BMI between 27 and 43 (mean of 37.5).

See the report summary here.

Dr Lockie at the Leading Edge of Bariatric Practice

At Dr Lockie's practice, his multi disciplary team can provide you with the best options for your individual circumstances.

Being a leading contributor to research in this area and through his Brisbane Institute of Obesity Surgery (BIOS), his team are at the leading edge of best practice in this field.

If you think you could benefit from a weight loss procedure and are currently overweight, make contact to get a free (no charge, no obligation) initial consulation, knowing that any future procedure is only ever done in the patient's best interest.

 

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