Obesity surgery or bariatric surgery has significantly grown over recent years. Given that obesity plays a key role in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes mellitus, it is no surprise that bariatric surgery, along with its impressive weight loss, has been shown to dramatically improve diabetes mellitus. The observation that numerous diabetic patients remain poorly controlled despite recent advances in drug therapy has been associated with an increased interest in this surgical approach to the treatment of diabetes mellitus. The primary purpose of this review has been to summarize the place of bariatric surgery within the therapeutic arsenal for type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Diabetes mellitus, obesity, bariatric surgery, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy