Among the highly advanced techniques our bariatric surgeons perform, Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center (SSCS) offers the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (DS) for those with severe obesity. This innovative procedure has shown to provide transformative results for those with a body mass index (BMI) close to 50 or higher.
The DS is ideal for those with severe obesity as it allows for optimal weight loss potential. The procedure simultaneously limits food intake and reduces food absorption in the digestive system. This is done by carefully removing a large portion of the stomach, which limits the amount of food you are able to store and, therefore, consume. The remaining pouch is then connected to the end of the small intestine, only allowing digestive juices to absorb a limited amount of the calories you consume.
The DS technique is a complex procedure that our surgeons have been performing laparoscopically for years. To learn if the DS can help you achieve your major weight loss goals, please contact us to schedule your consultation with one of our experienced physicians.