Eric DeMaria, MD, on Metabolic Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes

ASMBS President Eric DeMaria, MD, discusses an encouraging new systematic review and meta-analysis from George Washington University, which found that metabolic surgery is significantly more effective than medical management for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in patients with milder forms of obesity. Dr DeMaria also explains the ASMBS’s position on the use of metabolic surgery in patients with a body mass index of 30 to 35 kg/m2, the future of metabolic surgery, and more.

Eric DeMaria, MD, FASMBS, is the 2018-2019 President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Professor of Surgery, and Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.