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Bariatric Surgery Tops List of 10 Best Medical Innovations of 2013

On Wednesday, The Cleveland Clinic released its annual Top 10 list of best medical innovations for 2012. Sitting alone atop of the list is an old procedure, weight loss surgery.

Weight loss surgery restricts the amount of food you can take in. Some procedures also limit the amount of food you can digest. Many patients who have weight loss surgery lose weight rapidly. If you follow diet and exercise recommendations, you can keep most of the weight off.

The clinic’s staff cited the procedure’s remarkable effectiveness in controlling Type 2 diabetes.

Over the years, bariatric surgeons observed that weight loss surgery would often rid obese patients of Type 2 diabetes, before they even left the hospital.

“Now insurance companies in New Jersey are beginning to cover the bariatric surgery specifically for diabetes management, given the surgery’s greater potential to benefit more people”, said Dr. Alexander Abkin, Director of Bariatric Surgery at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ.

To learn more about weight loss surgery in NJ, call 973-410-9700 or visit http://www.bariatricsurgeonnj.com