Duodenal switch

CANDIDATES

Men & women

DURATION

From 1 to 1:30 hours

RECOVERY

From 2 to 4 weeks

How does Duodenal Switch Works?

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.

Weight Loss Process

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.

Monthly Results

30%

Month 3

About 30% of the excess weight is gone

55%

Month 6

About 55 % of the excess weight is gone

85%

Month 12

About 85% of the excess weight is gone

Health Benefits

This surgery results in an improvement in many obesity-related health problems.

  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Nocturnal apnea
  • Heart stroke
  • Joint Health
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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.

SUGGESTED PROCEDURES

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Gastric ByPass

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Gastric Sleeve

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Revisional surgeries

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