Fast Five Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Most Recent Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Guidelines?

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


August 25, 2016

Metabolic and bariatric surgery is cost-effective, especially in patients with diabetes, according to data that are predominantly based on modeling studies. Metabolic and bariatric surgery insurance reimbursement policies typically only reflect body weight–centric criteria and not diabetes-related metrics or cost-effectiveness; no existing treatment algorithms include a role for metabolic and bariatric surgery. Although obesity guidelines by various agencies recommend metabolic and bariatric surgery in patients with type 2 diabetes, clinical guidelines specific to diabetes care contain little or no mention of a role for surgery in these patients, even in those with extreme obesity.

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