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Study shows efficacy of revisional bariatric surgery in diabetes

Sixty-nine percent of patients with persistent or relapsed diabetes who underwent revisional bariatric surgery experienced disease improvements, while 25% had remission, according to a study presented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons' annual meeting and World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. Researchers evaluated 123 patients and found a 70% disease improvement for those who previously underwent vertical band gastroplasty and later underwent conversion to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, 58% for adjustable gastric banding procedures and 28% for sleeve gastrectomy.

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