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Bariatric Surgery: An Alternative Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

A new study which was published in the August issue of Archives of Surgery claims that bariatric surgery can result to lower health care costs and medication requirements for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Martin A. Makary, MD and his co-authors in the study says that while bariatric surgery can be expensive (around $30,000), the lowered costs for health maintenance afterward can save money in the long run.

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