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Metabolic Surgery

Studies have shown metabolic surgery – also known as bariatric surgery – can be more effective at controlling blood sugar than lifestyle and medical therapy in some patients with type 2 diabetes.

Patients often see significant improvement in their blood sugars, need fewer medications, or even have complete remission of diabetes after metabolic surgery.

In fact, several professional organizations, including the American Diabetes Association, now recommend metabolic surgery as a treatment for type 2 diabetes.

How do you know if metabolic – also known as bariatric surgery – is right for you?

The staff of Joslin’s Metabolic Surgery Clinic can help you answer the following questions and more: 

  • Are you a good candidate for metabolic surgery?
  • What are the differences between the various types of surgery (gastric bypass versus sleeve gastrectomy)?
  • What are the chances your diabetes will go into remission after metabolic surgery?
  • Is metabolic surgery safe?

If you decide surgery is right for you, the Metabolic Surgery Clinic will work closely along with you and your surgical team as you prepare for the procedure.

We’ll develop individualized diabetes treatment plans for you – for both before and after your procedure – to make sure you have a successful outcome and meet your goals.

   If you are considering metabolic surgery, our staff can help you make the right decision.

   If you are scheduled for metabolic surgery, let us help you prepare for a successful, long-term outcome.


To make an appointment in Joslin’s Metabolic Surgery Clinic,
   call 617-309-2440.

Page last updated: October 23, 2017