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Duodenal Switch

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The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch, also known as DS or BPD, is a complex procedure that our experienced bariatric surgeons perform utilizing a laparoscopic technique. The surgery is designed to limit food intake as well as encourage malabsorption of food by altering the digestive process. This has shown to provide the greatest loss of excess weight compared to other procedures.

The DS procedure is ideal for those with severe morbid obesity (those with a body mass index (BMI) of 50 or more), though the surgery can also be performed on those under 50 BMI as well. The innovative procedure can help these individuals lose up to 85% of their excess weight through the advanced surgical process.

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Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch

To perform the DS procedure, our surgeons at Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center reduce the stomach size by removing about ¾ of the stomach pouch through a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. This restricts the amount of food that the stomach is able to store and, therefore, how much you are able to comfortably consume. The small intestine is also operated on to influence less calorie and nutrient absorption.

The duodenum, which is the first section of the small intestine, is divided and redirected to the new stomach pouch. As a result, pancreatic and bile drainage is bypassed, causing the digestive juices and food to reach each other farther down in the intestine, which ultimately limits your ability to absorb calories.