New metabolic surgery guidelines
Posted in Lectures on 7 March 2017
Philip R Schauer (Professor of surgery)1
1Cleveland Clinic – Lerner college of Surgery, Cleveland OH – USA
The international guidelines for the treatment of diabetes have been recently updated and include a number of special points focusing on metabolic surgery and the changing landscape for diabetes care.
Bariatric surgery is currently recommended in patients with BMI > 35 Kg/m2 and may be considered in patients with BMI < 35 Kg/m2 with inadequate metabolic control. In this lecture Philip Schauer explains the data supporting this approach.