Men & women
From 1 to 1:30 hours
From 2 to 4 weeks
A Duodenal Switch consists of a combination of two surgical components: restrictive and malabsorptive
The restrictive part of the procedure involves the reduction of the size of the stomach. Your stomach is divided vertically and more than 85 % of it is removed. The part of the stomach that remains will be shaped like a (6 ounce) banana. (the same that gastric sleeve)
After that, the malabsorptive component consists in rearranging the small intestine to separate the flow of the food from the gastric acid, bile, and pancreatic juices. Food and digestive juices finally interact in the last inches (about 60 inches.) of the small intestine allowing the malabsorption of calories.
Duodenal switch patients lose a significant amount of weight quickly, this surgery promises to lose almost 100% of their excess weight in the two first years, with this surgery you will never regain weight
There are three important steps in the process of losing weight, every month will show changes and positive results in the patient’s body.
It is really important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, eating and exercise right at least for the first year to obtain positive results.
About 30% of the excess weight is gone
About 55 % of the excess weight is gone
About 85% of the excess weight is gone
This surgery results in an improvement in many obesity-related health problems.
It is necessary to strictly follow your doctor’s directions to obtain the best results and achieve your ideal weight and medical conditions.
Patients who have a strict follow-up schedule with their surgeon post-operation see greater improvements in or remission of their diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), and high cholesterol than patients who skip these visits.