Bariatric and Plastic Surgeons

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Duodenal Switch

A duodenal switch, or biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch (BPD-DS), is a surgical procedure for weight loss. It is used to treat severe obesity. It involves two main components. Sleeve gastrectomy and intestinal rearrangement. It is similar to a SADI-S but here the surgeon also creates a loop in the small intestine.

The procedure removes a large portion of the stomach. This creates a smaller, banana-shaped stomach pouch. In turn, this restricts the amount of food you can eat. And, absorption of nutrients changes because it bypasses part of the small intestine.

  • The surgery produces significant and sustained weight loss. It combines reducing food intake with a change in absorption of nutrients. Together helps people lose a substantial amount of excess weight.
  • This surgery can lead to improvements. Or even resolution of obesity-related health conditions. Examples are type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. It can help with other conditions too like sleep apnea, and high cholesterol. The procedure can improve blood sugar control and reduce blood pressure. It can even improve lipid profile.
  • The duodenal switch maintains long-term weight loss for many patients. It restricts the amount of food consumed. It changes the absorption of nutrients. The result is that it helps people maintain weight loss over time.
  • The surgery reduces the risk of developing serious health problems. Heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers can be related to obesity. Other conditions are joint problems, and infertility.
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher
  • Have tried to lose weight with diet and exercise alone for at least six months without success
  • Are committed to making permanent lifestyle changes. This means adopting a healthy diet. And engaging in regular physical activity.
  • Are free from any medical conditions that would make surgery too risky.

Talk to your doctor. Together you will assess your situation. And help you choose your most appropriate surgical option.

Our Specialists

Dr. Jeffry Romero is a double certified surgeon, highly specialized in Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Jeffry Romero

Bariatric Surgeon
Phone: +1 (619) 712 4137
Dr Jose Sergio Verboonen Sotelo, CERTIFIED BARIATRIC SURGEON

Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Bariatric Surgeon
Phone: +1 (619) 712 4137