Approximately 2.8 million adults die each year due to obesity-related cardiovascular diseases. Obesity also increases the risk of type-2 diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, dyslipidemia, cancer, and various other comorbid conditions. Recent studies have revealed an alarming increase in metabolic syndrome to levels that rival global obesity figures. Bariatric surgeons at Perth Surgical Bariatrics not only help you shed the excess weight, but also improve any comorbidities associated with the condition. Let’s take a closer at how bariatric surgery affects Metabolic Syndrome elements such as hyperglycemia, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.

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Glycemic Control

Bariatric surgery has been proven to be very effective in controlling T2DM, with patients recording high remission rates and a notable reduction in the use of diabetes medication. In respect of complete diabetes resolution, bariatric surgery stands at 67.8 percent with the different weight loss surgical options accounting for between 48 percent and 99 percent remission rates for AGB and biliopancreatic procedures, respectively. According to data from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Center of Excellence Program’s BOLD, this makes malabsorptive procedures the best at T2DM management.

T2DM remission can be noted through:

  • Greater weight loss
  • Shorter durations of diabetes
  • Former oral antidiabetic medication usage
  • Previous treatment with lifestyle changes

Inadequate glycemic control post-bariatric surgery control results in:

  • Longer diabetes durations
  • Severity of diabetes and insulin needs
  • Reduced weight loss

Cardiovascular Risk

Bariatric surgery is an effective way of managing or treating risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease such as hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. From a sample of 521 hypertensive patients attended to by Sugarman et al (76) through RYGB, 66-69 percent hypertension resolution rates were recorded at 1 and 5-7 years respectively post-surgery. The same fantastic results were also recorded in Buchwald’s meta-analysis and the retrospective cohort study by Adams et al. Bariatric surgical procedures performed by our bariatric surgeons in Perth promote notable improvements in cholesterol levels and the reduction of triglycerides. Despite the non-existence of data on the effects of surgery on minimising T2DM vascular complications, the reduction of long-term renal impairment maybe one notable benefit as noted in observational studies.  Bariatric surgery has also been observed to reverse remodelling of the heart and improve cardiac function.

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Reclaim a Healthier Life Today!

The main goal of our bariatric surgeons in Perth, and indeed surgery itself, is to cut down on mortality and help patients get on a fast-track to a healthy lifestyle. Perth Surgical and Bariatrics specializes in a spectrum of weight loss surgical options that are proven to reduce mortality by up to 30 percent. Request an appointment with Dr Ravi Rao today to discuss your path to a healthy lifestyle through weight loss. You can also call us at 08 9370 9686 to book an appointment with our bariatric surgeons in Perth.