Duodenal Switch


Duodenal switch surgery is a combination of a gastric sleeve and gastric bypass treatment for morbid obesity. This procedure is a secondary procedure after a failed gastric band surgery. Duodenal switch surgery makes the stomach smaller, reroutes the intestines, and removes the gallbladder. Duodenal Switch results in more weight loss than other bariatric procedures.

Benefits of Duodenal switch surgery

  • Weight loss surgery is now an increasingly safe & effective option for overweight & obese patients who want to healthier lives. Duodenal switch surgery is greatest and most durable weight loss solution.
  • The duodenal switch surgery helps with rapid weight loss for who need solid results quickly. Most patients who undergo duodenal switch surgery, they lose 65 to 80% of weight.
  • Duodenal switch surgery allows to eat normally and enjoy more satisfying meals. This surgery has not caused significant digestive problems, patients should enjoy nutritious, well-portioned meals after treatment.
  • Duodenal switch surgery is great level effective in helping the morbidly obese. This Surgery also probably treats other health condition like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
  • Some health problems linked with their obesity Duodenal switch surgery is successful treating in problems as well as assisting patients in losing weight.
  • Duodenal switch surgery is a life changing surgery. After this surgery patient may take healthy lifestyle with positive changes in their lives. Patients may eat nutritious meals, exercise regularly. Strive to be better and healthier in order to see maximum results from the surgery.

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How Duodenal Switch Surgery Works

Duodenal Switches are done by stapling 70% of the stomach off and leaving the rest of the stomach connected as it normally does to the first part of the intestine. Before the intestine reaches the appendix, the intestine is cut and then re-attached at a lower area of the intestine. It prevents the bile and digestive juices only from starting processing the food when it gets further down the intestine resulting in less caloric absorption. Because of the longer period of eating and digestion of food, the food passes through the colon faster, and the patient doesn’t process the full amount of calories he or she normally have.

  • It is both restrictive and malabsorptive.
  • This procedure uses staples to reduce the size of stomach about 30% of its normal size. It also limits the amount of food you eat in one sitting.
  • Food still passes through the stomach to its normal entry into the intestine. It is then re-routed and reconnected farther down the intestine. It creates significant malabsorption of calories.

Amount of Weight Loss from Duodenal Switches

Duodenal Switch successful bariatric surgery produces long-term weight loss and reduces over 50% excess weight. Most studies report over 80% success rates for duodenal switch patients.

Obesity-related disorders show the following cure rate after Duodenal Switch surgery:

  • Type 2 Diabetes – 98% cured
  • Hyperlipidemia – 99% cured
  • Hypertension – 83% cured
  • Sleep Apnea – 92% cured

Cost of Surgery

In general, the cost of Duodenal switch surgery varies from $5000 to $9500 depending on other factors and one geographic area to another.