Duodenal Switch Overview
Obesity is a chronic disease in which there is an excessive accumulation of fat in the body. Obesity has become a global epidemic, especially in countries like United States, Canada and Mexico. Bariatric surgery such as the duodenal switch, is a viable option for people with weight problem if diet and exercise alone is not working for them.
The duodenal switch surgery, also known as Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS), is a powerful weight loss and metabolic surgery. BPD/DS procedure is the second step to a vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery. The super obese patients and patients with failed sleeve or band surgeries can benefit from this surgery. In patients with super high BMI, it is recommended that they do DS in two stages. First the gastric sleeve to lose weight (about 60 to 80 lbs). Then small bowel portion of the surgery.
Like gastric bypass, this surgery is restrictive and malabsorptive. The first 2 parts of small intestine, i.e. duodenum and jejunum, are bypassed significantly reducing absorbtion of nutrients and help weight loss. It is so powerful that 98% of patients with type two diabetes are “cured” after the surgery.
In Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch, also called Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), 5 small incisions are made in the abdomen. In Open Duodenal Switch, however a long incision is made in the abdomen area. Laparoscopic surgery is a modern surgical technique that helps faster healing, less trauma to the body and less complications.
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