Can diabetics have gastric bypass surgery?

Answer On One Hand: Bariatric Surgery May Improve DiabetesGastric bypass, a type of weight-loss or bariatric surgery, can be performed on people with diabetes. According to Johns Hopkins, recent studies h... Read More »

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Can gastric bypass surgery cure Type I diabetics who are not over weight?

No, it cannot cure type 1 and only in RARE instances has it "cured" type 2. After the person loses some weight, the symptoms are greatly reduced and the diabetes is controlled. You need to do som... Read More »

What's the qualifications for gastric bypass surgery?

It depends on the Insurance company, but most insurances will pay for the surgery. And I know the qualifications for gastric bypass are a BMI of 40+, or a BMI of 35+ with another health problem suc... Read More »

What is laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery?

Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is a minimally invasive type of surgery in which the physician makes small incisions in the abdomen and makes a bypass around a portion of the stomach. This proc... Read More »

When did gastric bypass surgery start?

According to the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, Dr. E.E. Mason and Dr. C. Ito developed the gastric bypass procedure in the 1960s. However, it took decades to develop the procedure to its ... Read More »