Am I A Candidate for Duodenal Switch
The risk of complications is lower at centers that do more than 100 bariatric surgeries per year (SOURCE: WebMD
and MBC Research Study
Duodenal Switch is an effectual weight loss surgery that requires a patient with greater life-threatening diseases more than other surgeries. Because of duodenal switch high expected weight loss, patients will be necessary these requirements:
- Patients typically are needed to have a body mass index of 45 or more.
- Patients with BMI of 35-40 can be candidates for the duodenal switch as long as they have co-morbidities including type two diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure, or other diseases.
Expected Excess Weight Loss (%EWL)
Diet After Surgery
Distal intestinal bypass in duodenal procedure allows:
- Patients to absorb 20% of the fat they eat. The failure to absorb fats prevents absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin A, D, E, and K.
- Patients to absorb approximately 60% of the protein they eat. Therefore, patients need to consume between 80-120g of protein a day.
- Patients to absorb 60% of complex carbohydrates and 100% of simple carbohydrates.
The daily supplements after Duodenal Switch procedure are crucial helping prevent nutritional deficiencies. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) recommends:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin K
- Calcium supplements and calcium-rich dairy beverages
- Vitamin B12 supplements
- Optional B-complex vitamin
You should eat nutritious meals that are high in protein, along with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and omega-3 fatty acids. You should avoid meals high in sugar.
Cost of Duodenal Switch Surgery
The duodenal switch surgery is the most expensive procedure comparing to the gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. It is a more complicated surgery, and only a small percentage of surgeons can perform this procedure. Self-pay U.S. patients can expect to pay $24,000 to $32,500. The cost of duodenal switch surgery in Mexico will be considerably less than the U.S. and Canadian counterparts. Most patients will pay typically 1/3 the cost of the cost in the United States. Please contact our staff today to find out our exact cost for duodenal switch. Learn more...
Side Effects, Complications, and Risks
Due to the intestine re-routing, stool tends to be stronger smelling as in the case of gastric bypass. The stool gets loose if the patient consumes too much fat. Consuming too much carbohydrates, fiber, and carbonated drinks may worsen the flatulence.
Learn more about the various surgical hazards, and post-surgery complications after undergoing duodenal switch. Learn more...
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Duodenal Switch Open vs. Laparoscopic
Duodenal Switch surgery can be performed open or laparoscopically. In open (traditional) duodenal switch, 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 fewer complications. In Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch, also called Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), five small incisions are made in the abdomen.
In Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch, also called Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), five 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 fewer complications.
Last Updated: January 1, 2018, by Ron Elli, Ph.D.