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Will patients be prescribed metformin before bariatric surgery?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
If diabetic.: Metformin is used for diabetes, and those who are obese may also be diabetic, so before Bariatric surgery one might find oneself on Metformin. That being said, diabetes tends to go away after Bariatric surgery.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What will happen after bariatric surgery?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Weight loss: Provided there are complications from the surgery itself, you will start experiencing benefits of the surgery, namely, weight loss. Depending on the modality used, it will be either more sharp or slow. Also, you may have some side effects, such as diarrhea, again depending on the type of surgery. Also, it is very important you will need to stick to a dietary regimen and not to eat what you want.

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Last updated Apr 27, 2015

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