Duodenal Switch Weight Loss Surgery
Duodenal switch weight loss surgery reduces the amount of calories absorbed by permanently altering the normal digestive process. Using a stapling device, a segment of the small intestine is divided and re-arranged. Approximately 85% of the stomach is removed creating a sleeve out of the remaining portion. The unused stomach section is removed. The procedure both reduces absorption and limits the amount of food that can be consumed.
- Utilized with morbidly obese patients with BMI > 50
- Most surgery patients return to work in three to four weeks.
- The procedure does not restrict types of food that can be eaten.
- Weight loss may generally be greater with the duodenal switch procedure than sleeve gastrectomy or gastric banding.
- No postoperative adjustments are required.
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