Duodenal Switch



Duodenal Switch

The Duodenal Switch Surgery, at ALO Bariatrics in Mexico, is a type of combined malabsorptive and restrictive weight loss surgery. This surgery creates a smaller stomach and limits nutrient and calorie absorption,resulting in massive weight loss. This surgery is also known as: DS, Gastric reduction duodenal switch (GRDS), and Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS).

Duodenal switch surgery should only be performed by a highly experienced bariatric surgeon. ALO Bariatrics, lead by Dr. Alejandro Lopez, is recognized by the Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases as a Center of Excellence.

ALO Bariatrics is a modern and professional bariatric surgery practice offering weight loss surgery procedures to those suffering from obesity. We have many happy patients who have undergone Duodenal Switch Surgery. Our staff would be happy to provide an estimate for duodenal switch surgery.



About Duodenal Switch Surgery

How does Duodenal Switch Surgery work?

This surgery works to ensure that you lose weight in two ways:

1. It allows food to bypass a large portion of the intestines
That’s why this surgery is called a malabsorptive surgery. The surgery ensures that you will not be able to absorb as much nutrition from food as you did previously.

2. It closes off and shrinks a portion of the stomach
The surgery reduces the size of the stomach, making you feel full faster.

How is Duodenal Switch Surgery performed?

First Stage

In the first stage of the procedure, a large portion of the stomach (approximately 80%) is removed so that it resembles a tube or sleeve (as in sleeve gastrectomy).

Second Stage

The second stage involves rerouting the intestine so the body has less time to absorb calories and fat. This is accomplished by connecting the end of the large intestine to the first section of the small intestine, called the duodenum.

Post Surgery

Following surgery, you will stay in the hospital for two to three days so that Dr. Lopez can be certain that your modified digestive system is functioning properly. Afterward, you will require periodic checkups and take supplemental vitamins every day to avoid developing nutritional deficiencies. As with other bariatric surgeries, you need to keep track of your diet and physical activity – making sure that everything’s on point and done regularly to keep yourself healthy.

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How Long Is the Recovery from Duodenal Switch Surgery?

Considering that this is a laparoscopic surgery, most patients will be completely recovered within two to three days of bed rest under the supervision of the head surgeon, Dr. Alejandro Lopez. Dr. Lopez has had years of experience working with patients regarding Duodenal Switch surgery.

Benefits of Duodenal Switch Surgery

Duodenal Switch surgery can provide long-term weight loss results. The surgery can improve serious health complications including:

High cholesterol
High triglycerides
Obstructive sleep apnea

These conditions can be related to weight, and if your weight drops, so does the chance of one of these ailments affecting your health! Other benefits include:

The surgery is often done laparoscopically, which means that the surgeon uses small tools and makes small incisions, along with an endoscope. So there generally won’t be big scars, and recovery time is minimized.
Reduced incidence of dumping syndrome as compared to gastric bypass surgery. Dumping syndrome is a group of symptoms that can occur after surgical removal of portions of the stomach.
It involves a more normal diet that is better tolerated compared to diets required following other types of bariatric surgery. Since none of the intestines is removed, the malabsorptive aspect of the surgery can be reversed, if necessary.

Who Qualifies for Duodenal Switch Surgery?

Duodenal Switch Surgery is an excellent option for patients needing to lose a significant amount of weight. A perfect candidate for this surgery has a body mass index (BMI) of 50 or greater. The reason for this is that the surgery is so excellent at helping patients lose weight that they usually lose up to 70% of their excess weight! This procedure is for someone who wants to make a complete transformation. Duodenal Switch Surgery can be a great option for patients who have experienced a failed gastric sleeve or gastric band surgery.

Where Should I Undergo Surgery?

While this surgery may sound wonderful, it may simply be too expensive in the United States. Consider having Duodenal Switch Surgery in Mexico where you get the same results but with less expense.

Contact Us Today

Many patients have achieved a healthy and improved quality of life under the care of Dr. Alejandro Lopez. Please contact us today to schedule your evaluation. You owe yourself the best life that you can possibly have. Consider Duodenal Switch surgery in Mexico at ALO Bariatrics today.

ALO Bariatrics is a leading bariatric surgery practice in Mexico offering weight loss surgery procedures to those suffering from obesity. Contact us for more information.