What are the surgical options for diabetic neuropathy?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Answer

Surgical treatment may be considered as follows:

  • Aggressive debridement or amputation for recalcitrant foot necrosis or infection

  • Jejunostomy for intractable gastroparesis

  • Implantation of a penile prosthesis for ongoing impotence

  • Bracing, special boots, or, in some cases, surgery for Charcot foot

  • Pancreatic transplantation for diabetes with end-stage renal disease

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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