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Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch

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Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch Surgery in C Scheme, Jaipur

A laparoscopic duodenal switch is a surgery that is performed to rearrange the small intestine in order to ensure there is malabsorption of fat in patients. Due to this surgery, a diversion is created where the food doesn’t reach the stomach and it directly reaches the small intestine and mixes with digestive juices much later. A laparoscopic duodenal switch is a powerful weight loss surgery. However, your doctor will only recommend this surgery if all other weight loss methods have been tried unsuccessfully.

Who is This Surgery For?

A laparoscopic duodenal switch at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur is done for;

  • People who have too much weight to be lost
  • People who are totally dependent on insulin to control their diabetes
  • People suffering from hypertriglyceridemia (In this, the triglyceride is increased and the main cause is uncontrolled diabetes)

How does the Duodenal switch help people with Diabetes Type 2 and obesity?

The main cause of Type 2 diabetes is obesity. For someone suffering from this condition, it is important to be careful as it leads to several health problems like blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, depression and more. If a person has obesity and suffers from type 2 diabetes, the best option is bariatric surgery as it could reduce or even completely eliminate the intake of medicines. When you lose significant weight, it ensures glycemic control and avoids any damaging effects of high blood sugar.

How to Prepare for the Surgery?

Aforementioned, this is one of the best options for patients in Jaipur who are highly diabetic and are obese. This procedure helps to overcome diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or stroke. Before your surgery, your doctor may give you a few instructions on what you must do, which must be followed without fail. Also, you may have to avoid any blood-thinning medicines prior to the surgery, therefore talk to your doctor for more information.

What is the Procedure?

During the surgery, your doctor will make the incisions laparoscopically and a large portion of the stomach is removed and a narrow sleeve is formed with what is remaining. The valve that releases food inside the small intestine remains intact along with a small portion of the small intestine that remains connected to the stomach.

What to Expect After The Surgery?

After the surgery, 60% weight loss can be seen within a year. The continued maintenance of the diet in a proper way will show 80% results in the second year. Immediately after the surgery, you will be transferred to a recovery room, where your doctor and the healthcare team will monitor you. Once discharged, you will be asked to follow a strict diet plan in order to lose the desired weight.

When to See a Doctor at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur?

In very rare cases, you may experience a few side effects and it requires immediate medical attention.

  • Bleeding
  • Transfusion
  • Pulmonary emboli
  • Bowel obstruction

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Jaipur

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

How to Take Care After the Surgery?

  • The thing to be kept in mind is you have to eat soft food for a few weeks after the surgery. Don't be in a hurry to eat. Make sure you eat slowly and chew properly.
  • Avoid food with a high sugar concentration
  • You have to avoid high-fat food as it might lead to diarrhoea, gas, and malaise.
  • Between meals, the intake of liquid should be very less.
  • Consume at least 6-8cups of liquid per day
  • You need to make sure you exercise after your surgery, where for the first few weeks it will be walking

You will be really surprised that after two to three spoons of food only your stomach may feel full. But make sure you avoid overeating after the surgery. If you feel satisfied with the meal just avoid eating further. Overeating can cause nausea or vomiting and this might lead to vitamin deficiency.

What should be the diet during and post-hospital stay?

The first 2-4 meals are only fluids. Talk to your doctor for more information.

What is removed in the duodenal switch?

During the procedure, the outermost margin of the stomach is removed.

Can I gain weight again?

There is a possibility of weight gain in other bariatric surgery but with duodenal, the changes are very much less.


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