Duodenal Switch Overview
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. DS procedure is restrictive and malabsorptive: it offers restriction from the pyloric preserving vertical sleeve gastrectomy and malabsorption like gastric bypass.
The first two parts of the small intestine, i.e. duodenum and jejunum, are avoided significantly reducing absorption of nutrients and help weight loss. Preservation of the Pyloric Valve prevents marginal ulcers and dumping syndrome experienced by patients with bypass surgery. It is so powerful that 98% of patients with type two diabetes are “cured” after the surgery.
Like gastric bypass, the duodenal switch is restrictive and malabsorptive. The first two parts of the small intestine, i.e. duodenum and jejunum, are bypassed significantly reducing absorption of nutrients and help weight loss. Duodenal switch is so powerful than 98% of patients with type II diabetes are “cured” after the surgery.
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