Gastric Sleeve Post-Ops Achieve Glycemic Control


Gastric Sleeve surgery can be a major contributor to glycemic control in management of type 2 diabetes. Those who underwent gastric sleeve surgery and continued medical therapy had significantly greater success than those who received medical therapies only, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Additionally, the group who had the operation also had a lower body weight, a decrease in prescribed medications and an improved quality of life based on a number of indicators. This study was published in March of this year and was conducted for a period of 3 years and included men and women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes with a mean age of 48 and average BMI of 36. Overall, the group who underwent Gastric Sleeve surgery was 8 times more successful at managing their glucose.

Over the last three decades bariatric surgery has gained a great deal of recognition from health providers and the patients who suffer from obesity and its associated health risks. Much of this is attributed to a greater understanding of the bariatric surgery procedures, and scientific research that measures the surgical outcomes. Studies of this kind highlight the potential of the Gastric Sleeve surgery to compliment treatment of diabetes and other obesity comorbidities affecting millions of Americans each year. Dr. Shillingford’s patients across the state of Florida have dramatically improved their lives by incorporating this valuable weight management tool in their journey to living healthier and happier lives. Please visit our success stories page to read Gastric Sleeve reviews and the Gastric sleeve success stories of Dr. Shillingford’s patients.

-Dr. Kahlil Shillingford is a board certified surgeon who specializes in bariatric or weight loss surgery including the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Gastric Bypass, and Lap-Band procedures. Patients come from across the state of Florida for his care and their success stories and reviews can be found in our success stories page. To learn more about Dr. Shillingford’s integrative weight loss surgeries and all-inclusive fees please call his office in Boca Raton, Florida at (561) 483-8840.