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Do I qualify for bariatric surgery?

The primary indicator used by bariatric surgeons to assess a patient’s suitability for bariatric surgery and to monitor post-procedure weight loss is their body mass index (BMI). This is used to determine if a patient has a healthy weight. We asked Mr Ali Alhamdani about suitability for weight loss surgery and all about the benefits and the costs.

Can we cure type 2 diabetes with surgery?

At the 2018 conference of the Egyptian Society of Obesity Surgery, one of London’s leading bariatric surgeons, Mr Ali Alhamdani, presented on the promises of mini-gastric bypass surgery – and the remarkable evidence that it has the potential not only to cure obesity, but type 2 diabetes as well. In our interview with Mr Alhamdani, we discussed the emerging theories behind this extraordinary link, and what this could mean for the future of diabetes treatment.

Can obesity gastric surgery cure diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a disease that is related to obesity and recent evidence shows that it can be cured, or at least, controlled by gastric surgery. This represents a significant change in how we view treatment for type 2 diabetes and has the potential to change many patients' lives. Mr Ali Alhamdani, a leading bariatric surgery, explains how it works.

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