Ricardo Cohen, MD, on Bariatric Surgery for the Treatment of CKD in Patients With Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes


In this podcast, Dr Cohen discusses his research on the safety and effectiveness of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery for the early treatment of chronic kidney disease among patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes, and how stigmatization of these diseases impacts the frequency with which certain treatment options are made available.

Additional Resource:

  • Cohen RV, Pereira TV, Aboud CM, et al. Effect of gastric bypass vs best medical treatment on early-stage chronic kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity. Published online June 3, 2020. JAMA Surg. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.0420

Ricardo V. Cohen, MD, is the director for the Center for Obesity and Diabetes at the Oswaldo Cruz German Hospital located in São Paulo, Brazil.

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