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.