By Trace Curry MDBy Trace Curry MD
In the past, many primary care doctors and endocrinologists in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton were reluctant to recommend weight loss surgery such as gastric bypass for their patients with Type 2 diabetes.
With the advent of the vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), also known as the gastric sleeve, this has changed.
Recent studies such as this one published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, show clearly that the sleeve gastrectomy can be very effective in resolving Type 2 diabetes. Although Lap Band and gastric bypass also have been shown to positively affect this disease, the gastric sleeve offers impressive results with much less long-term risk than gastric bypass.
At JourneyLite this procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis, and patients can often be back to work in a week.
Since the AMA recently classified obesity as a disease, many patients are taking advantage of this newer procedure as a means of losing weight and improving diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.
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