Controlling & Eliminating Diabetes

Dr. Barnes of Barnes Bariatric Surgical Solutions has long helped patients in the Dallas and Fort Worth area fight morbid obesity.  He is an experienced, board certified, compassionate surgeon who offers a variety of effective surgical procedures to help people lose weight enabling them to live a healthier, more productive life and feel more confident about their appearance.

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Researchers out of Lund University studied hormonal and metabolite profiles in 4 patients, who had received gastric bypass surgery, following the administration of identical nutrient intake in preoperative and postoperative scenarios. To simulate the preoperative scenario, a gastronomy tube was inserted to deliver the nutrients to the bypassed stomach.

Each of the four patients were given a mixed meal test orally at first, allowing the nutrients to follow the route of the gastric bypass as part of the postoperative scenario. Separated by an overnight and 2hr fasting time period, the mixed meal test was administered through the gastronomy tube to simulate the preoperative scenario. Blood samples were analyzed following each meal administration and the hormones and metabolites were assessed for comparison.

The results, as reported by the authors, showed a 4.6-fold increase in plasma insulin, a 2-fold in glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), and a 2.5-fold in glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide when the nutrients were given orally to follow the gastric bypass route compared to the gastronomy tube administration. Higher levels of branched chain amino acids and suppressed levels of fatty acids were measured from the gastric bypass route compared to the gastronomy tube.

The authors concluded that the increased secretion of insulin and incretin hormones following meal administration may explain the suppression of diabetes symptoms in gastric bypass patients. This better understanding of digestion following gastric bypass surgery may shed light on new methods of improving glycemic control for the treatment of diabetes.

The complete article can be found How Gastric Bypass Eliminates Diabetes Symptoms based from “Effects of Ingestion Routes on Hormonal and Metabolic Profiles in Gastric-Bypassed Humans.” The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (2013): n. pag. JCEM: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Dr. Barnes performs surgeries at several major medical centers throughout the Dallas, Fort Worth and Plano area. He has developed an obesity surgery program that uses a comprehensive approach to helping you lose weight and live healthier. In addition to offering effective surgical weight loss procedures such as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass,LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding, sleeve gastrectomy, and revision surgery, Dr. Barnes provides a variety of support programs, nutritional and psychological counseling sessions, and thorough follow-up care to ensure you are losing weight safely and successfully. Dr. Barnes also offers free seminars that encompass a range of topics relating to weight loss surgery and combating morbid obesity. He views the surgical weight loss process as a team effort between patient and physician, and believes education, communication, and commitment to your ultimate goals will offer you the best chance of achieving success. You will have not just a surgical procedure, but access to personalize support before your surgery and long after it.

For more information about how Dr. Barnes can help you, visit http://barnesweightlosssurgery.com or call 855.227.6371.

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Dr. Barnes is an experienced, board certified, compassionate surgeon who offers a variety of effective surgical procedures to help you lose weight to live a healthier, more productive life and feel more confident about your appearance.

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