Metabolic surgery for Diabetes in Pakistan – the last resort by ALSA Pakistan

Diabetes is in a strong correlation with obesity, and the condition is also called diabesity. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease that refers to insufficient insulin production. On the other hand, the body fails to utilize the produced insulin effectively, which is also known as
‘insulin resistance. If not treated, blood sugar levels rise and negatively affect other organs of the body. As it is a progressive disease the
patients who fail to achieve their blood sugar levels with a healthy diet, medication, overall lifestyle changes, ALSA Pakistan offers metabolic surgery for diabetes.

An insight into Metabolic Surgery

The current practices of metabolic surgery root from the first bariatric surgery in 1953 by Richard L. Varco. The surgery included the reconstruction of the GI tract. Later on, gastric bypass surgery was introduced. Over time, the treatments have evolved and improved to their best current practices.

Furthermore, over the last decade, metabolic surgery has been growing at a fast pace. Consequently, the surgery proved to be a reliable solution for obesity that further improved type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, we ensure relief in type 2 diabetes and morbidities such as hypertension, blood cholesterol levels, and HbA1c. Hence, metabolic surgery for diabetes is one of our last resorts to treat diabetes.

Available Metabolic Surgery Options

Bariatric surgery is often referred to as metabolic surgery due to its
impact that ranges from weight loss to metabolic changes,
especially on type 2 diabetes patients. Metabolic surgery is more
inclined towards treating metabolic diseases such as heart diseases,
stroke, and especially type 2 diabetes.

Hence, to treat obesity, the expert laparoscopic surgeon at ALSA
Pakistan serves patients who have type 2 diabetes with metabolic
surgery. Following are the metabolic surgery options at ALSA

  • Restrictive /laparoscopic sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG)
  • Laparoscopic adjustable Gastric banding (LAGB)
  • Malabsorptive (intestinal bypass)
  • Biliopancreatic diversion with (BPD) or without
    duodenal switch (BPD-DS)
  • Restrictive and malabsorptive/ Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB)
  • Ileal Interposition surgery or Duodenojejunal Bypass Surgery
Metabolic surgery for diabetes

Benefits of Metabolic Surgery for Diabetes

There have been no causes specified for type 2 diabetes yet. However, certain risk factors include obesity, diet, aging, insulin resistance, and lack of physical activity, ethnicity, and family history. However, depending upon the patient’s condition, whatever the surgery type has opted, we at ALSA Pakistan ensure you a significant remission of type 2 diabetes. Undoubtedly, obesity plays a vital role in insulin resistance. Hence, we not only target weight loss, but with metabolic surgery, we aim for changes in
  • Bile acid metabolism
  • Change in gut hormones
  • Intestinal nutrient sensing
  • Intestinal nutrient metabolism
  • Gut microbiota

Who Should Go For The Surgery?

According to the experts, metabolic surgery for diabetes is the best suitable for a person who may exhibit at least three metabolic factors from the following. Hence, the candidate is diagnosed with metabolic syndrome.

  • 1Abdominal obesity gives you an apple body shape. Fat on the waistline is considered a risk factor for heart diseases.
  • 2Hypertension or high blood pressure puts strain on the walls of arteries. Consequently, it may lead to plaque buildup.
  • 3High fasting blood sugar indicates diabetes.
  • 4Lower levels of HDL or good cholesterol that helps in removing the cholesterol from arteries. Reduced levels may increase the risk of heart disease.
  • 5Triglyceride levels exceeding the normal range.

If you suffer from any of the three above mentioned conditions, you can go for the best metabolic surgery for diabetes procedures at ALSA Pakistan.

What Else Do We Offer

ALSA Pakistan aims for a healthy Pakistan and a healthy world. Therefore, we function with a multi-step approach. With this, we mean to treat the disease from its root cause. Consequently, we offer you not only the best metabolic surgery procedure but the best suitable medication. However, before any treatment strategy, the expert medical professionals conduct a detailed diagnosis for diabetes and the related morbidities. Moreover, we escort you along the path to a healthy life.

We offer our patients psychotherapy to combat the disease, continue the treatment, and the motivation to keep pace with the medication.

Furthermore, along with metabolic surgery for diabetes, ALSA Pakistan has opened the doors of its service to everyone worldwide with the best affordable medical tourism. The medical tourism team at ALSA Pakistan provides you with a package just according to your needs and preferences.