Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (LBP-DS)
Laparoscopic Duodenal switch is an operation ideal for people suffering with Type 2 diabetes, Body mass index (BMI) higher than 60 and who have struggled with their weight.
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Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch in Atlanta
A biliopancreatic diversion changes the normal process of digestion by making the stomach smaller.
It allows food to bypass part of the small intestine so that you absorb fewer calories. Because of the risks, this surgery is for people who are more than severely obese, having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 50 of higher, and who haven’t been able to lose weight any other way.
People who have this surgery must take vitamin and mineral supplements for the rest of their lives.
This type of weight loss surgery has its risks, and only a select patient population will meet the criteria for the surgery.
What Makes BPD-DS Surgery Different?
The biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) treatment has two components.
The second portion of treatment is bypassing much of the small intestine, which is part of traditional gastric bypass surgery.
The duodenal switch results in a moderately sized stomach pouch and the bypassing of a significant part of the small intestine.
These outcomes allow the patient to lose weight without a substantial deviation from their eating habits, compared to what is required by other types of bariatric surgeries.
After treatment, the stomach can hold about five to six ounces of food, while other procedures typically allow only a half to one full ounce.
The Advantages of Duodenal Switch Surgery:
Results in around 70% to 80% loss of excess weight loss after five years.
Allows patients to enjoy near-normal amounts of food eventually.
Decreases fat absorption.
Causes an improvement in satiety and a reduction in hunger by positively affecting hormone levels.
Is the more effective against diabetes when compared to AGB, LSG, and RYGB.
What to Consider about your DS Procedure
It is critical to comply with vitamin and dietary supplement guidelines, follow up visits, and aftercare to avoid the potential risks from vitamin and protein deficiencies.
Duodenal switch treatment has a greater risk of long-term deficiencies of vitamin D, zinc, calcium, iron and other vitamins.
Higher risk than RYGB, LSG, and AGB
Like all bariatric surgeries, treatment is not quick; the duodenal switch procedure is about combining the surgery with diet and exercise to optimize weight loss results.