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Francesco Rubino, MD: 'Converting' bariatric surgery into a diabetes intervention poses challenges

October 24, 2014

BOSTON — Converting a procedure that has been used for years as a weight-loss intervention into a treatment aimed primarily at diabetes or metabolic disease poses an important challenge with several ramifications, according to Francesco Rubino, MD, professor and chair of bariatric and metabolic surgery at King's College London in London.

While evidence has emerged that gastrointestinal surgery can improve diabetes, reduce cardiometabolic risk and prolong survival, indications for bariatric surgery are primarily based on weight, which poses a barrier to access for many patients, he said.

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