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Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch

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Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch Treatment & Diagnostics in Chunni Ganj, Kanpur

Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch

Laparoscopic duodenal switch is a surgical procedure used for weight reduction and limiting or restricting absorption. Laparoscopic duodenal switch is considered to be the most effective weight-loss method as compared to all other weight loss procedures available in Kanpur.

How is the Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch Performed?

At Apollo Spectra, Kanpur, duodenal switch surgery is performed laparoscopically, wherein the surgeon will make small incisions in the abdomen and use other specialized tools during the surgery. In the surgery, a small part of the stomach is removed by the surgeon. This helps the patient to consume less food and still feel full. This leads to weight reduction. Generally, the food goes to the small intestine from the stomach, after being digested. The small intestine is where the body mixes the food from the stomach with the juices from the liver and pancreas.

During the surgery, the surgeon rearranges the intestine in such a way that the food takes less time to mix, leading to less absorption of fat in the intestine. This leads to weight reduction.

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What are the Benefits of Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch?

  • This surgery is considered to be the most effective surgery for weight loss among all weight-loss surgeries.
  • The result of this surgery can be seen right after. Hence, the results are rapid and immediate.
  • This surgery may also help in curing diabetes; it is considered 98% effective.

Who is the Right Candidate of Laparoscopic Duodenal Surgery?

It is important to review the eligibility criteria for laparoscopic duodenal surgery to avoid further risks and complications. Ideal candidates for laparoscopic duodenal surgery in Kanpur are:

  • People who are moderately obese.
  • People with BMI over 60.
  • People with diseases like diabetes.
  • People with a healthy lifestyle.
  • People who have a strong will.
  • People who are not able to lose weight through non-surgical methods.

What are the Side Effects or Risks of Laparoscopic Duodenal Surgery?

As a surgical procedure, laparoscopic duodenal surgery comes with its risks and benefits. Some of the common risks of this procedure are as follows:

  • The procedure is irreversible.
  • Mineral and vitamin deficiency may occur.
  • Sometimes, consumption of less food may cause malnutrition. Hence, it is important to have a proper intake of vitamins and minerals.
  • Gallstones may develop.
  • In some cases, the patient may experience diarrhoea or frequent bowel movements.
  • Bleeding or infection might occur.

What Happens Before Laparoscopic Duodenal Surgery?

The surgeon may advise patients to follow certain instructions for a few months before the surgery to avoid further risks and complications. The surgeon may patients ask to quit smoking at least 30 days before the procedure.

The doctor may recommend taking proper nutrients and vitamins for few months before the surgery to avoid a lack of nutrients, just after the surgery. The surgeon may also advise patients to lose some weight before the surgery to maintain their ideal weight after surgery. The surgeon will ask patients to limit or quit alcohol consumption, at least, 48 hours before the surgery.

1. How much can patients eat after laparoscopic duodenal surgery?

Laparoscopic duodenal surgery involves reducing the food storage capacity of the stomach. Hence, it might be able to hold four to five ounces of food approximately. Since the quantity of food being consumed is less, it is essential to ensure that patients consume nutrient-rich food, including adequate vitamins and minerals, to avoid malnutrition.

2. How much time does it take to recover after laparoscopic duodenal surgery?

It depends on the care and lifestyle of the patient. Generally, recovery from laparoscopic duodenal surgery takes several weeks. Patients may take some time to return to their day-to-day activities.

3. Is laparoscopic duodenal surgery performed under anaesthesia?

Yes. Laparoscopic duodenal surgery is performed under anaesthesia. Sometimes, local anaesthesia is given to numb the abdomen and in some cases, general anaesthesia is given to numb the whole body and put the patient in a state of sleep. In both cases, patients don’t experience any pain during the surgery.

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