Duodenal switch surgery may be just what you’ve been looking for. If you are a certain percentage or more over your ideal body weight, a constellation of severe weight-related health disorders are, or soon will be, your daily reality. If you are tired of spending your precious time chasing the latest diet program, and if your obesity and the accompanying significant health risks are eroding your quality of life, then you could be a candidate for bariatric surgery.
The duodenal switch, or BPD-DS procedure, is a complex intervention that induces weight loss by diminishing the stomach and bypassing a large amount of the intestine. The concept is to limit the amount of food that can be eaten at one time and to decrease the absorption of food through the intestine. The bottom line is that the duodenal switch procedure relieves many patients of their comorbid health disorders and restores their precious quality of life. If you live in Florida, duodenal switch surgery with our team in Jacksonville is within reach.
The surgeon removes a big portion of the stomach in the first step of the procedure. Rather than a pouch, the stomach becomes a tube, resembling a banana in shape. This will restrict the amount of food that can be ingested at one time. In the second part of the procedure, the first part of the intestine, the duodenum, switches places by attaching to the lower portion of the small intestine called the ileum. The result is that two thirds or more of the intestine are bypassed, leaving a few feet of intestine to do the work of digestion.
New Life Surgical Associates in Jacksonville can help you eliminate the burden of being majorly overweight, so get in touch with us if you’re ready to start your new and improved life. Contact us today to book a consultation and get started!