Diabetes Surgery

Oftentimes, obese people develop Type II diabetes which compounds their health problems. Type II diabetes is a common condition in which the body is unable to properly use the insulin produced by the pancreas or, in some cases, when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin. It can be caused by a number of different factors, but obese people have a much higher risk of developing Type II diabetes, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. According to the American Diabetes Association, over 90% of people who receive a diagnosis of this disease are obese.

Fortunately, research has discovered that this type of diabetes can usually be cured through bariatric surgery. Dr. Teixeira has successfully performed many surgeries resulting in the patient showing no signs of the disease, which allows these patients to quit taking diabetes medication altogether.

Contact Dr. Teixeira's office today for more information about this life changing surgery!