Diabetes

LoneStar Bariatrics

Bariatric Surgery & Weight Loss Clinic located in Frisco, TX

If you’re living with Type 2 diabetes because of obesity, bariatric surgery can offer an improvement or even complete remission. At LoneStar Bariatrics in Frisco, Texas, Chad Carlton, MD, FACS, FASBMS, is a skilled bariatric surgeon who understands the role your weight plays in managing diabetes. To find nonsurgical and surgical options to help get your diabetes under control, call LoneStar Bariatrics today or schedule an appointment at their North Dallas office using online booking.

Diabetes Q & A

 

 

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease. Your blood sugar, or glucose, provides your body with energy. In a healthy body, your pancreas produces a hormone called insulin that regulates your blood sugar.

There are different forms of diabetes, but approximately 90% of all cases are Type 2. When you have Type 2 diabetes, your pancreas either has problems making enough insulin or doesn’t use its insulin properly. This form of diabetes is often caused by obesity.

When left untreated, Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health complications that include heart problems, nerve damage, vision issues, and renal damage. Fortunately, you can often effectively manage or cure Type 2 diabetes with nonsurgical and surgical weight-loss solutions. 

What nonsurgical weight-loss solutions are available?

Weight loss can be incredibly difficult, especially if you have a significant amount of weight to lose. However, Dr. Carlton and his team offer a variety of nonsurgical techniques to help get you started, including:

  • Nutritional counseling: professional and personalized action plans with dietitian Allison Rezentes, MS, RD/LD, to help you understand how to make good food choices and adopt a healthier lifestyle
  • Medical weight-loss management: safe and reliable medications like Lomaira™ and Contrave® that provide clinically proven results
  • Gastric balloons: trusted temporary devices from Orbera® and Obalon® that help you eat less while undergoing behavior modification and nutritional counseling

 

Dr. Carlton and his team also work closely with you to set realistic expectations to help you achieve positive outcomes through seminars designed to help you understand the weight-loss options available to you.

What are surgical weight-loss solutions?

Bariatric surgeries provide improvement for nearly 90% of all patients with Type 2 diabetes and cause complete remission 78% of the time. Dr. Carlton offers several different minimally invasive bariatric surgeries for people with Type 2 diabetes, including:

  • Gastric sleeve: removes three-fourths of your stomach
  • Gastric bypass: reduces your stomach size and bypasses the upper portion of your small intestine
  • Duodenal switch: combines gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery

 

In addition to surgical treatment, Dr. Carlton and his team work closely with you to make lifestyle changes, especially with your diet, to help support your surgical outcomes.

To learn more about surgical and nonsurgical weight-loss solutions to help manage your diabetes, call LoneStar Bariatrics or schedule an appointment online today.