Weight Loss Surgery and Diabetes Remission

April 27, 2021


More than half of people with type 2 diabetes experience diabetes remission after weight loss surgery.

According to Kuldeep Singh, M.D., FACS, MBA, FASMBS, a top weight loss surgeon in Maryland, serves as Director of The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy, the remission is more likely after gastric bypass surgery.

"If you have weight loss surgery, you can almost guarantee a resolution of diabetes in about 80%. For some reason, when you have extra fat in your body, it counteracts the body's normal mechanics, and once you lose the body fat, then you have marked resolution of diabetes," Dr. Singh said.

The bypass surgery reduces stomach size, causes hormonal changes and can lower the amount of nutrients absorbed from food.

It also helps patients achieve a blood sugar level that does not need treatment.

To view Mercy bariatrics specialist Dr. Kuldeep Singh’s interview regarding weight loss surgery and type 2 diabetes remission, click here.

About Mercy

Founded in 1874 in Downtown Baltimore by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a 183-licensed bed, acute care, university-affiliated teaching hospital. Mercy has been recognized as a high-performing Maryland hospital (U.S. News & World Report); has achieved an overall 5-Star quality, safety, and patient experience rating (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services); is A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade); and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet™ hospital. Mercy Health Services is a not-for-profit health system and the parent company of Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Personal Physicians.

Media Contact 
Dan Collins, Senior Director of Media Relations
Office: 410-332-9714
Cell: 410-375-7342
Email: dcollins@mdmercy.com