- December 1, 2015
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- Posted by: Health Advisor
Laparoscopic Gastric bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy are the two most commonly performed bariatric procedures.
In obese patients with Type 2 Diabetes undergoing bariatric surgery, it was observed that gastric bypass induces more beneficial changes in the microbial flora of intestine than sleeve Gastrectomy. These changes in the microbial flora of intestine helps in the resolution of diabetes. This study was presented at the recently concluded European Association for the Study of Diabetes 2015 meeting.
Gastric bypass increases the good bacteria in the intestine and stimulates them to produce more short chain fatty acids. The short chain fatty acids are more closely associated with remission of diabetes.
The above changes are also seen after sleeve Gastrectomy, but are more after gastric bypass. Gastric bypass is more metabolically friendly procedure than sleeve Gastrectomy as the remission of diabetes is seen more after gastric bypass than with sleeve Gastrectomy.
It has been proved that gastric bypass helps in the resolution of diabetes mellitus more compared to sleeve Gastrectomy. The beneficial changes in the microbial flora resulting after gastric bypass is one of the factors contributing to remission of diabetes.