The Journal Of the American Medical Association (June 11, 2014) recently reported excellent outcomes for bariatric surgery patients (including lap band and gastric bypass). Swedish patients studied at 25 surgical departments and 480 primary health care centers and recruited between 1987 to 2001 had type 2 diabetes at baseline. In this very long term follow-up observational study of obese patients with type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery was associated with more frequent diabetes remission an fewer complications than usual care.
Diabetes has reached epic proportions throughout the world including in the United States. In Florida, cities ranging from Key West to Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale in between diabetes and obesity are evident throughout primary care physician offices. Worldwide 347 million adults struggle with diabetes; many of them have comorbid obesity. Remission from diabetes is very challenging, in the above study it was demonstrated Bariatric Surgeries such as the lap band and gastric bypass can aid not only in reducing obesity but aid in recovery from diabetes. Dr Kahlil Shillingford practices bariatric surgery in the Fort Lauderdale area and has patients come from areas as discussed above such as Key West, Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville. Dr Shillingford offers an affordable all inclusive price to aid patients who do not have insurance coverage. He and his office has been able to experience many patients transform their health to a better place with a resolution of diabetes through bariatric surgery.