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weight loss surgery ideaBiliary Pancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch is an effective weight loss surgery procedure that is offered in only a few bariatric surgery centres in the U.S. With patients who have severe morbid obesity, often with a body mass index (BMI) of more than 50, this procedure has proven successful. Though with patients who have a BMI fewer than 50, the procedure can be performed on them as well. Morbidly obese patients help lose up to 85 percent of excess weight with the duodenal switch procedure. A Duodenal Switch New Jersey surgeon can perform this procedure which leads to a reduced recovery time and fewer incisions made during the surgery procedure.

This procedure as also known as DS or BPD, creates a smaller stomach pouch by reducing the size of the stomach. The amount of food that can be consumed in one sitting is restricted by the procedure that alters the small intestine to make it possible for bile and pancreatic juices to meet the digested food closer to the middle or end of it. As a result the body absorbs less calories and nutrients.

During DS about 3/4ths of the stomach is removed, resulting in food intake as well as output of acids restrictions. The duodenum is a part of the small intestine. Separating the flow of pancreatic juices and bile, this end of the small intestine is re-routed to the new stomach pouch. Creating malabsorption of calories, this allows for digestive juices and food to meet in the lower part of the intestine. Eventually, it is both a restrictive and a malabsorptive weight loss surgery process.


Using small incisions and tiny instruments, Biliary Pancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch surgery can be performed laparoscopically. Less recovery time and less residual scarring from incisions are typical results. After about two weeks, many patients can return to less physically rigorous types of work and after a month more physically strenuous work or activities can often be resumed.

Benefits of DS

A variety of benefits and advantages are offered by DS with duodenal Switch procedures, which includes:

  • When compared to other weight loss surgery procedures, patients can often eat larger meals before feeling full and accomplish the greatest amount of weight loss, yet still.
  • Significant amounts of weight loss that exceeds the weight loss of Lap Band, Gastric Sleeve Surgery and Gastric Bypass can be obtained by malabsorption coupled with restricted food intake.
  • To severe health problems associated with obesity, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, morbidly obese patients can lose excess weight and reduce risks.
  • This procedure can often benefit patients who are classified as super obese i.e. with a BMI of 50 or more.
  • At 99%, it has the highest rate of cure of Diabetes Mellitus Type II

Like other bariatric surgery treatments, patients should be mindful that this procedure is only one step in an ongoing process designed to help with weight loss techniques. To make sure one is healing properly and that weight loss is occurring safely and effectively, regular follow-up appointments are necessary.