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Bariatric surgery named top innovation of 2012

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Bariatric surgery is fast becoming more than a cosmetic procedure. The surgery has many life-transforming benefits, including resolving diabetes in nearly 8 out of ten patients.

Due to the success bariatric surgery has in the fight against diabetes, a group of experts voted the procedure as the "Top Innovation of 2012."

Recent studies have found nearly 80% of people with type-2 diabetes, who had bariatric surgery, saw their diabetes disappear, or treatment was no longer needed.

Following bariatric surgery, there's also a 90% reduction in deaths from diabetes-related causes.

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