Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch

What is Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch ?

This procedure starts with the removal of a large portion of the stomach. Then the surgeon cuts off the middle section of the small intestine. The last section of the small intestine is attached directly to the first section, known as the duodenum. This allows the flow of bile and digestive juices to the end of the intestine.

What are the advantages of Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch?

The advantages of biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch are

  • Greater weight loss
  • Improvement in the glucose level in the blood
  • Improvement in lipid levels in the blood.

What are the risk factors of Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch?

However, the risks of this method of bariatric surgery include

  • bowel obstruction
  • malnutrition
  • gallstones
  • hernia
  • low blood sugar

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