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Procedures

Modified Duodenal Switch

Modified Duodenal Switch

The duodenal switch is a combination of both a sleeve and a bypass. The procedure starts with the creation of a sleeve gastrectomy. This creates the restriction of the amount of food the patient can take in and will decrease the amount of hunger hormone produced. Next, the small intestines are rerouted reducing the amount of calories the patient’s body absorbs by limiting the time food mixes with digestive juices. You must take vitamins and supplements after the duodenal switch, as well as a be checked post-operatively for nutritional deficiencies. The duodenal switch has shown greater weight loss with improvements in Type 2 Diabetes, especially in patients with a BMI greater than 50.

Our surgeons can perform the duodenal switch surgery using minimally-invasive techniques. The surgeon can use a laparoscope, a small camera that is inserted into your belly, and thin surgical instruments. For patients, this means less blood loss, smaller scars, and a shorter recovery time. Our surgeons are highly-experienced in laparoscopic surgery techniques.