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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145-154

Metabolic surgery – a new frontier in the treatment of diabetes mellitus

Department of Surgery, Vienna Medical School, Vienna, Austria

Correspondence Address:
Gerhard Prager
Department of Surgery, Vienna Medical School, Vienna
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.7707/hmj.v5i2.168

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With two randomised prospective studies, ‘Bariatric surgery versus conventional medical therapy for type 2 diabetes’ by Geltrude Mingrone et al.1 and ‘Bariatric surgery versus intensive medical therapy in obese patients with diabetes’ by Philip Schauer et al.,2 published in 2012 in the New England Journal of Medicine, bariatric and metabolic surgery highlights its potential benefit in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in obese patients.

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