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Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch

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Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch Treatment & Diagnostics in Tardeo, Mumbai

Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch

Weight loss surgery for obesity aims to either restrict the stomach (in sleeve gastrectomy) or reduce the absorption of fat and calories from your consumed food (like gastric bypass). Laparoscopic Duodenal switch surgery deals with both of these aspects. A laparoscopic duodenal switch entails the removal of a portion of your stomach and speeds up your digestion. It is also known as biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch. The procedure is nutritionally demanding and the doctors will advise you on proteins and other vital supplements. Although it has proved effective in reducing obesity and related illnesses, it is not commonly performed in India.

What is Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch?

During Laparoscopic duodenal switch surgery, the surgeon creates a sleeve for the stomach and attaches the ileum (the third portion of the small intestine) to the initial part of your intestine (the duodenum), thus bypassing most of the small intestine. The rearrangement of the intestines results in lesser absorption of fats, a shorter digestive process, and hence leads to weight reduction.

What Are the Symptoms/ Indications for Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch?

Besides morbid obesity, laparoscopic duodenal switch is performed in case of obesity-related health issues. Other indications are a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 40 or more or a BMI of 35-39 with obesity-related complications.

What are the Causes/Diseases where Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch is Done?

A laparoscopic duodenal switch helps you lose weight, and reduces your risk of life-threatening conditions related to obesity such as heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, severe sleep apnea, and infertility.

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When should you Consult a Doctor?

You should consult a bariatric surgeon when other weight-loss methods like diet and exercise fail or if you have weight-related diseases cited above.
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What are the preparations for Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch?

After a comprehensive medical examination, diet history, physical and psychological examination, you may be eligible for the laparoscopic duodenal switch. Before the surgery, you are advised to have an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, in addition to going on a high-protein diet for 5 to 7 days before the procedure, and stop certain medications, and smoking. You will also need to fast 6 to 8 hours before the procedure.

What is the treatment of Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch and how long does it take to complete the procedure?

The laparoscopic duodenal switch surgery takes around 120 to 150 minutes. It is done laparoscopically, which means it requires smaller incisions which will help you recover faster. Small instruments with a lighted camera at the end enable your surgeon to conduct the procedure. During normal digestion, ingested food goes to the small intestine from the stomach. The duodenum, which absorbs most of the nutrients from the food you consume, is attached to the ileum. This reduces the absorption time of the nutrients from the food you eat which results in lesser absorption of fats, and a shorter digestive process which will result in substantial weight loss.

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Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Tardeo, Mumbai

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.


Laparoscopic duodenal switch surgery is a mal-absorptive surgery that is considered to be one of the best bariatric surgeries to help in significant weight loss. However, committing to a healthy diet plan and exercise regimen is vital to help keep the weight off. Lifelong follow-up and commitment to the consumption of vitamins, proteins, and supplements will be required.

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What are the benefits of Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch?

Helps in sustained weight loss, effective for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, resolution of obesity-related complications improves the quality of life, has fewer complications when compared to non-laparoscopic methods.

What are the risks of Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch?

The main risks are high nutritional demands post-surgery, nutritional deficiencies of proteins, and fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K.

How Much Weight Will I Lose After Surgery?

Of all the bariatric surgeries for weight loss, laparoscopic duodenal switch surgery helps you lose a maximum (almost 70% to 80%) of your excess weight within the first two years.

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