The event saw a congregation of over 180 bariatric surgeons from across India who received training from the top bariatric surgeons in the country during the three-day fellowship program. The event covered many critical aspects concerning bariatric industry worldwide such as advances in bariatric surgery, complications, co-morbidities and associated diseases and so on.
Dr Phil Schauer from Cleveland Clinic, during the program shared the results derived from a five-year trial known as Surgical Therapy and Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently (STAMPEDE) that showed excellent outcomes of surgery in diabetics. The study found that bariatric surgery gives Type 2 diabetes sufferers a much better chance at remission than conventional treatments that combine lifestyle counseling with medications. “The really surprising thing, especially for gastric bypass patients, is that nearly a third sustained a complete remission of diabetes,” said Dr. Philip Schauer, director of the Clinic’s Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and lead author of the study.