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Diabetic surgery


Diabetes is a condition caused when blood glucose levels are high. This can be caused by the defect in the insulin hormone production by the pancreas. Blood glucose levels are controlled by insulin by normalizing the glucose level in the body. Insufficient production of insulin by pancreas causes high blood glucose levels causing diabetes

Diabetic Surgery In Kochi

At Kims hospital, we provide metabolic surgery resolution for diabetes remission. Diabetic surgery involves segmenting and removing a portion of the stomach through keyhole surgery to reduce food intake. This modification reroute the food stream increase the insulin level and weight reduction. The surgery increases the production of insulin and provides relief from long standing diabetes condition.

Symptoms of Diabetes

Common symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Excessive thirst and appetite
  • Increased urination
  • Unusual weight loss or gain
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent rise of infections in the groin
  • Dry mouth
  • Slow-healing process

Types of Diabetes
The three main types of diabetes are

  • Type 1 diabetes: caused by auto- immune reaction affecting any age groups.
  • Type 2 diabetes: caused by insulin resistance in which the body is not able to use the insulin produced by the pancreas due to various reasons.
  • Gestational diabetes: diabetes developed during pregnancy period.

Causes of Diabetes
Diabetes is caused when there is no insulin production or when the body is not able to use the insulin produced to control the blood glucose level causing rise in blood sugar levels. Other causes of diabetes include:

  • Hereditary
  • Age 
  • Poor Diet (Improper nutrition, low protein and fiber intake, high intake of refined products)
  • Obesity and excess body weight
  • Sedentary Lifestyle 
  • Stress
  • Infections
  • Hypertension 
  • High triglyceride and cholesterol levels

Diagnosing Diabetes

A fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) are performed to measure blood glucose with an assessment of symptoms.

Why Diabetes Surgery

Diabetes is a condition that keeps on progressing and affects all organs in the body. Diabetes affects the eye, brain, heart, kidney, limbs and renal problems. At Kims hospital, the surgeon and the diabetes doctor work together to have the best chances for a successful operation. Surgery for Type 1 Diabetes includes:

  • Pancreas Transplant: type 1 diabetes is caused when the pancreas does not produce sufficient insulin to control the blood glucose levels. During a pancreas transplant, a healthy pancreas from a donor is placed in the body by replacing the malfunctioning pancreas. After the surgery, the new pancreas produces insulin and the patient no longer has diabetes condition.
  • Islet Transplantation: Islet transplantation surgery is the transplantation of donor isolated islets to produce insulin. Islets are infused into the patient's liver to control blood glucose level in the body.

Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes includes:  

  • Bariatric Surgery - Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery involves dividing the stomach into a small pouch and rerouting the food stream to consume less food per meals and also reduce the absorption of calories from the consumed food thereby leading to weight loss and increases the insulin production.
  • Ileum Interposition – The procedure involves cutting the small intestine and reconnecting a small part of the intestine to the stomach. This rerouting of stomach and intestine reduces the time taken for the food to reach the intestine and fasten the release of insulin from the ileum.

Advantages of Diabetes Surgery

Diabetic surgery demonstrates the procedures to complete disease remission. The surgery provides a complete makeover for the control of blood glucose level in the body. Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can be overcome successfully by undergoing diabetic surgery. At Kims hospital we have a team or doctors and surgeons dedicated to the establishment of surgical procedures specifically aimed at treating diabetes and to prevent the reoccurrence of the condition. The potential benefits of diabetic surgery are enormous and lead the patient to have a healthy and fit life with no worries. To know more about diabetic surgery and your chances for the diabetic surgery, book an appointment now.

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