Metabolic Surgery Has Been Scientifically Proven to Stop Type 2 Diabetes: In Days!
If your physician has told you that you are “severely obese”, you know that means you are “too big”. But you may not know that obesity causes significant changes to your body’s metabolism and hormonal balance, and can lead to “metabolic syndrome”. Metabolic syndrome involves serious health conditions such as high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Until recently, the causes of metabolic syndrome were little understood, and treatment was limited to ineffective dieting and a lifetime of medications which could only control symptoms and offer temporary relief.
We now know there is a better way to address metabolic syndrome: with safe, cutting-edge, laparoscopic metabolic surgery such as sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass. These procedures have a profound effect on the body by increasing its metabolism and causing a robust release of powerful intestinal hormones. Releasing these hormones has the potential to send type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome into remission.
Dr. Wiljon Beltre, the Board Certified and fellowship-trained lead bariatric surgeon at Beltre Bariatrics Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery in Maitland, Florida, is excited to be able to offer these advanced surgical techniques as a way to address type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. As the first surgeon to perform sleeve gastrectomy in Central Florida, he is committed to helping you understand the critical role this new procedure and other metabolic surgery techniques such as gastric bypass can plan in accelerating your metabolism, enabling rapid and aggressive weight loss, and stopping type 2 diabetes.**
Diabetes is a disorder in which the body is unable to correctly process glucose (sugar), leading to elevated levels of glucose in your bloodstream (blood sugar). In a normally functioning metabolic system, the pancreas produces insulin to regulate glucose levels. Type 2 diabetes prevents the body from making sufficient insulin, and as the disease progresses, increases insulin resistance. Thus, maintaining and controlling safe glucose (blood sugar) levels usually requires a regime of pills such as Metformin, Glipizide or Amaryl, and ultimately may require regular injections of artificial insulin.
Type 2 diabetes can be treated by diet and exercise, because losing weight and fat around the waist can make type 2 diabetes go away. But losing weight on your own is difficult and usually unsuccessful. Your brain has a weight control switch that acts just like the thermostat in your house. When you set your thermostat at home for 75, the AC will turn on and off to keep the temperature at 75. The same thing happens in your body.
Over time, your brain resets your body weight to a higher number, and no matter what you do to lose weight, your body fights back in order to bring you back to the set weight. In fact, sometimes when you stop dieting or exercising, you may regain more weight than you lost.
If left uncontrolled, diabetes can slowly rob you of your health. Combined with high cholesterol and high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes can cause hardening of the arteries which may lead to heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure. You may also suffer from swelling of the legs, painful joints, and fatigue. Type 2 diabetes can even affect sex and intimate relationships. Unfortunately, controlling diabetes involves strict dietary restrictions, constant monitoring of blood sugar levels, and a lifetime of medications, and for many people, maintaining the difficult monitoring and dietary restrictions is simply too difficult.
There are newer and better ways to treat your type 2 diabetes and obesity!
The development of advanced laparoscopic metabolic surgeries such as gastric bypass, and more recently sleeve gastrectomy, are increasingly recognized as safe, medically-viable treatment options for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. At the most basic level, the procedures enable rapid and significant weight loss by create a smaller stomach which limits the amount of food you need to eat before you feel full, reducing your caloric intake and driving a focus on healthier foods. But this is only the tip of the iceberg! Metabolic surgeries—specifically gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy—also alter the way in which your body processes food, causing several incredible side effects:
- Increases your metabolism: metabolic surgeries create hormonal changes that kick-start your metabolism, enabling your body to burn calories more efficiently so lifestyle changes like healthier diet and exercise have a greater impact.
- Controls appetite: intestinal hormones such as Ghrelin play a major role in appetite control. Metabolic surgeries significantly reduce hunger by preventing the body from producing these hormones, so you eat less and healthier without “hunger dieting”.
- Drives insulin production: The metabolic changes brought about by these advanced procedures enable your body to begin producing insulin naturally, allowing your body to once again process glucose correctly and naturally control your blood sugar levels, effectively reversing type 2 diabetes!
These hormonal changes can send your type 2 diabetes into remission within days of the surgery!** In fact, the results of advanced metabolic surgeries are so remarkable that Dr. Beltre tells his patients not to take their diabetic medications until they check their blood sugar. These procedures stop type 2 diabetes so quickly that they may not need these medications by the time they get home from the hospital! Advancements in modern laparoscopic techniques make these procedures safer and more effective than ever, and offer patients with type 2 diabetes a truly amazing opportunity to realize a lighter, healthier lifestyle with the energy and zest they need to do the things they once enjoyed!
*”Scientifically proven” by multiple academic studies. See, for instance:
- The American Journal of Medicine, March 2009, Weight and Type 2 Diabetes after Bariatric Surgery: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
- Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures, Aug 2013, The Metabolic Effects of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Review
- Annals of Surgery, May 2015, Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Life Expectancy in Severely Obese Patients with Diabetes: A Decision Analysis
Contact Beltre Bariatrics Center For Metabolic and Obesity Surgery
At The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, located in Maitland, Florida, we offer a proven, multifaceted approach to metabolic and bariatric surgery that will empower you to achieve your weight loss goals, improve your health and appearance, and rebuild your self-confidence. Led by esteemed, Board Certified surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre, one of the only fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons in Central Florida, we specialize in the latest cutting-edge procedures for safe, effective surgical weight loss coupled with a dedicated support team of caring, experienced specialists who will stand by your side to support you throughout your entire weight loss journey. Significant weight loss is not easy, but with the help of with our confidential consultation and education process, the surgical skill and experience of our medical team, and the advice and guidance of our ongoing support network, we can help you achieve the lasting weight loss success you have been dreaming about.
If you are tired of the endless rounds of fad dieting and fruitless exercise regimens and think you may be ready for significant weight loss with metabolic or bariatric surgery at Beltre Bariatrics Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, or you would like more information on how metabolic surgery may be able to resolve metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, contact us today for a free, individual consultation. We look forward to helping you start your weight loss journey today!
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DISCLAIMER: Metabolic surgery involves a lifetime commitment to significant lifestyle changes, and is not for everyone. Individual results differ depending on each patient’s medical history and willingness and ability to adhere to the weight loss program specified by Dr. Beltre. As with all surgical procedures, all forms of metabolic surgery carry the risk of complications and side effects; additional details about potential complications, side effects, and other risks will be provided to you by Dr. Beltre during your pre-surgical consultations.
**Disclaimer: Weight gain after surgery can cause type 2 diabetes to reemerge as a health concern.
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