Despite these risks gastric bypass is an effective operation for obesity; one study reported 76% excess body weight loss and a 78% resolution of diabetes at 1 year in patients undergoing bypass compared to 48% weight loss and 50% diabetes resolution
in patients undergoing banding (2).
NEW YORK -- Consensus on the role of bariatric surgery for patients with type 2 diabetes remains elusive, with advocates citing high rates of diabetes resolution
and improved survival, and opponents, while acknowledging potential benefits, urging caution until more long-term data are available.
This study offers hope for insulin independence and diabetes resolution
in cases of kidney-alone transplantation.