Carotid intima‑media thickness and insulin resistance changes in patients who underwent sleeve gastrectomy: A prospective study

  • G Yorulmaz
  • M Çilekar
  • U Bilge
  • E Akcan
  • A Akalm
Keywords: Bariatric surgery, carotid intima‑media thickness, morbid obese


Objectives: Our aim was to examine changes in insulin resistance, Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT), in morbid obese patients without any known associated chronic diseases who underwent sleeve gastrectomy.

Materials and Methods: The subjects of this study were patients with minimum BMI of 40, who did not have any known chronic diseases. Sleeve gastrectomy was performed and perioperative control endoscopy was performed. The following values were measured before the operation and after follow-up period after the operation: Fasting blood glucose and insulin, lipid profile, BMI, liver function tests, right and left CIMT. Furthermore, the patients’ insulin resistance was calculated by HOMA method, and the values of 2.7. Participants: Six-teen patients (14 women and 2 men, average age: 39.12 ± 10.63 years), who did not have a known additional chronic disease, took part in the study.

Results: There was a significant difference between baseline and follow-up values of the patients, and the mean weight loss was 20.5%. Given the statistical evaluation of baseline and follow-up values, there was a significant difference in BMI, insulin resistance rates and right and left CIMT values.

Conclusions: Bariatric surgery may provide some additional advantages for the management of cardiovascular risks in obese patients. However, it should be kept in mind that the most important components of fight against obesity are appropriate diet and exercise programs.

Keywords: Bariatric surgery, carotid intima‑media thickness, morbid obese


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