The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch is known to improve glycemic control in type II diabetes. It is also known that the duodenal switch is somewhat better at improving glycemic control than other procedures such as gastric bypass surgery.
When you meet with any of the Northwest Houston Surgical Association surgeons for a consultation, they will carefully consider what will help you attain the best possible outcome for you and your lifestyle. They will educate you until they are convinced that you understand the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery. Houston, TX and Cypress residents can request a consultation online or by calling our office at 713-426-2400.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING BPD/DS SURGERY?
BPD/DS is used on those with a smaller stomach and combines a lower restriction and a high level of malabsorption. The outer margin of the stomach is removed (approximately two thirds—similar to a sleeve gastrectomy) and the intestines are then rearranged so that the area where the food mixes with the digestive juices is short.
A portion of the stomach is then left with the pylorus still attached and the duodenum beginning at its end. The duodenum is then divided, allowing for the pancreatic and bile drainage to be bypassed. The BPD/DS is a pyloric saving procedure, which eliminates the “dumping syndrome” that is inherent to gastric bypass procedures.
The procedure allows for increased malabsorption, resulting in increased weight loss. Foods high in fat content are not easily absorbed and will be eliminated along with the usually high calories associated with high fat.
If you’re ready to improve your life, request a consultation online or call our office at 713-426-2400 for more information.