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Bilio-pancreatic Diversion

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Best Bilio-pancreatic Diversion Treatment & Diagnostics in Tardeo, Mumbai

Bilio-pancreatic diversion (BPD) is a bariatric procedure for weight loss. The operation limits the food and calorie intake of the body. Simply put, the surgery seeks to remove portions of your stomach to help in weight loss. 

To know more, you can consult a bariatric surgeon in Mumbai or visit a bariatric hospital in Tardeo.

What is bilio-pancreatic diversion?

The surgery is performed to remove a part of the stomach and  connect the remaining part to the last portion of the small intestine. Because the major part of the small intestine gets bypassed, the food, calories and nutrients move directly into the colon and don't get absorbed. This in turn helps prevent weight gain.

There are two procedures for bilio-pancreatic diversion - bilio-pancreatic diversion in general and bilio-pancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch. The surgery can be performed laparoscopically. The laparoscopic approach has less chances of postoperative complications and has a shorter recovery period.

Why is BPD needed?

The surgery is an option for patients who need to lose weight fast to avoid health complications like cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, stroke or infertility. Your doctor will consider BPD only after you fail to lose weight through diet and exercise. 

When do you need to see a doctor?

If you have been considering a bariatric surgery to improve health conditions, it’s best to get in touch with any of the bariatric surgery hospitals in Mumbai.

You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Tardeo, Mumbai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

How do you prepare for the procedure?

Once the surgery date is fixed, your medical team will guide you through the dos and don’ts while preparing you for the procedure. Few points to keep in mind:
Talk to your doctor about all your medications, dietary supplements and vitamins. If you are diabetic or on blood thinners, it’s crucial to inform your doctor about these in order to make any alterations or temporary restrictions to the medications before surgery.

  • Prepare yourself by starting with light physical activities.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Arrange for post-surgery care and support.

What are the risks?

Potential health risks are a rare but possible concern for any surgical procedure. As with any abdominal surgery, risks associated with BPD can include:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Blood clots
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Reaction to anesthesia
  • Dumping syndrome, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
  • Stomach perforations and ulcers

Since malnourishment and vitamin deficiency is a possible complication post surgery, the procedure is recommended only for people with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 50. Follow-up blood tests and checkups will have to continue to keep the deficiencies in check.


The bilio-pancreatic diversion surgery is not a guaranteed weight loss tool, if you are not willing to commit to a healthier lifestyle both before and after the procedure. Unless you adopt the recommended changes to your food and physical activities, it is possible to gain weight or to not lose enough weight post surgery.

What can you expect after the Bilio-pancreatic Diversion surgery?

The surgery usually needs 4-6 days of hospital stay after the operation. It could be 2-3 days in case of a laparoscopic surgery. There is a possibility of stomach pain during the first week after surgery and your doctor will prescribe pain medication for this. You will experience a condition called dumping syndrome, where the food reaches your small intestine faster due to the smaller stomach. Diarrhea, dizziness and nausea are associated symptoms. Your bowel movements will also be irregular while recovering.

Specific instructions will be given by your doctor regarding your food. Diet plan will include enough nutrients to prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Soft food and fluids will be recommended for about a month.

Make sure that you keep yourself hydrated, chew your food well and control the quantity of intake. Avoid overeating to ensure that your stomach doesn’t get stretched, otherwise the benefit of the surgery will be undone.

How do I know if I’m eligible for the procedure?

This is not a cosmetic surgery and it does not involve removing fatty tissues. Your doctor will not be recommending this option to you just because you are overweight. Since it's a major procedure, your general health and other medical conditions will be a factor to qualify you for this surgery.

The procedure is recommended for patients who have life-threatening conditions like heart disease, high blood sugar and high cholesterol that are connected to obesity.

What are the benefits of this procedure?

Although BPD is performed primarily for helping in weight loss, it can also be the solution for other conditions associated with being overweight. It can help improve medical conditions like:

  • Heart diseases
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Infertility
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

The procedure also helps eliminate liver-related problems and stomach ulcers.

BPD can help lose about 70-80 percent body weight within two years and this can improve your quality of life to a great extent.


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