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The Effectiveness of Roux-en-Y Bariatric Surgery Technique on Weight Loss and Diabetic Medication Reduction in Type 2 Morbidly Obese Adults Compared to Other Methods

15 August 2009


Background: Morbidly obese individuals carry with them the burden of possibly developing related conditions including hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, stroke, sleep apnea, and myocardial infarction. Obesity has become a serious and life changing condition that has long term complications and consequences if left untreated. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery has become the most widely used method in the treatment of morbid obesity and control of Type 2 Diabetes.

Hypothesis: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery provides a more effective approach to morbid obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.

Study Design: Exhaustive search of available medical literature.

Methods: Literature search of CINAHL, PubMed, Ovid, Google Scholar, EJournals and search terms Roux-en-y, bariatric surgery, diabetes, surgery for obesity.

Results: The studies reviewed confirmed that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass provides significant improvement in weight loss and modification of Type 2 Diabetes.

Conclusion: When factors such as Type 2 Diabetes secondary to or contributing to morbid obesity, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery should be a strong consideration.


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