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A new study finds that weight loss surgery may reverse Type 2 Diabetes. Meet a man who participated in the study and is now living a life free of diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol.

Learn more about the results of the STAMPEDE Study.

If you struggle with diabetes and are overweight, you are not alone. More than half of Americans are overweight and roughly 12 million Americans have severe obesity (defined as being 100 pounds or more overweight). Obesity is one of the most important factors for the development of type 2 diabetes.

Studies have shown that bariatric surgery (also known as gastric bypass, or weight-loss surgery) is not only an effective tool for treating obesity, but also for preventing, treating and even resolving diabetes in some cases.

The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute in Ohio works closely with Cleveland Clinic endocrinologists to treat patients with diabetes and develop a program tailored to suit their needs.

Carefully researching your options is an important step in your search for the best diabetes and weight management program. We are confident that you will discover how the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute excels in so many ways and how the program is right for you.
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 What's New

August 2013
Gastric Bypass Patients Often Relapse After Diabetes Remission
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August 2013
Dr. Brethauer presents at the American Surgical Association
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May 2013
A new Cleveland Clinic study of metabolic outcomes,including diabetes remission suggests that sooner is better than later when choosing one of the three common procedures.
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April 2013
Bariartric surgery may keep type 2 diabetes at bay for good, researchers found. Listen to Dr. Brethauer explain in this MedPage interview.
Watch the interview

February 2013
Watch WVIZ special looking at several different aspects of obesity featuring Dr. Matt Kroh.
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February 2013
Dr. Philip Schauer - WCPN interview on bariatric surgery for diabetes.
Watch the interview

February 2013
STAMPEDE study reveals metabolic benefits of weight loss surgery.
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February 2013
A study by Cleveland Clinic doctors last year showed that gastric bypass surgery can knock out diabetes in a matter of days.
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January 2013
Cleveland Clinic is featured in "Insulin Nation E-journal
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January 2013
A new study shows that weight loss surgery is the most effective treatment for patients with diabetes and severe obesity.
Read the Story and Listen to the Interview

July 2012
More than 1,100 hospitals are listed in Diabetes & Endocrinology.
Top-Ranked Hospitals for Diabetes & Endocrinology

July 2011
Read the most recent updates from the American Diabetes Association.
Diabetes Pro SmartBrief

July 2011
Dr. Philip Schauer comments on two-long-term follow-up studies of type two diabetes patients who underwent bariatric surgery.
Benefits of Bariatric Surgery for Diabetes Persist for up to 5 Years, Studies Show

March 2011 - Video Link - ABC NEWS with Dr. Schauer
Gastric Bypass Surgery Can Reverse Diabetes

March 2011 - Video Link
Dr. Philip Schauer and Dr. Karen Cooper featured on WEWS 5:00 pm evening news discussing bariatric surgery and diabetes.
Gastric Bypass Surgery Recommended
to Treat Diabetes

March 2011
Bariatric Surgical and Procedural interventions in the Treatment of Obese Patient with Type 2 Diabetes
A position statement from the International Diabetes Federation Taskforce on Epidemiology and Prevention

Bariatric Surgery Recommended for Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

January 2011- Video Link
Gastric Bypass Surgery for Diabetes Patients May Reduce or Treat Symptoms

December 22, 2010
Key Opinion Leaders in General Surgery Discuss the Issue of Bariatric - or Metabolic - Surgery in Non-obese Patients with Type 2 Diabletes.

August 13, 2010
Weight-loss surgery frees most obese type 2 diabetics of insulin and other sugar-controlling drugs
Newswise results of a large national study show that nearly three-quarters of obese patients with type 2 diabetes who undergo weight-loss surgery are able to stop insulin and other antidiabetes drugs within six months.

July 7, 2010
Diabetics eye obesity surgery to tame blood sugar
Scientists in recent years have discovered that diabetes all but disappears in some obese patients soon after weight loss surgery. STAMPEDE study being held at the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute is recruiting 150 overweight and obese diabetics with BMIs between 27 and 43.

July 6, 2010
Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Bariatric surgery for type 2 diabetes: Weighing the impact for obese patients


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