The basics of Duodenal Switch.

Biliopancreatic persion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) is a modification of the bilio-pancreatic diversion that has many of the attributes, but with fewer side effects.

Biliopancreatic Diversion Duodenal Switch Diagram

Advantages of Duodenal Switch

This procedure combines the sleeve gastrectomy with a longer bypass of the intestine than the gastric bypass, so that it maintains the metabolic power of the biliopancreatic persion with less diarrhea and gas issues.

Risks of Duodenal Switch

Unfortunately, the complexity of the operation makes it one of our most risky procedures and is usually done in two stages: the first being a sleeve gastrectomy, followed by the intestinal bypass, six months to a year later.

More information about Duodenal Switch

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