THE DUODENAL SWITCH OPERATION The DUODENAL SWITCH operation, like the so-called gastric bypass operation, are methods that have both restrictive and absorption-reducing effects. This method, also called loop duodenal switch, is a very effective operation for solving metabolic problems, weight loss and especially diabetes with its restrictive and absorption-reducing effects.

How is a duodenal switch operation performed?

The first stage of the operation consists in removing 85% from the stomach, as in the sleeve gastrectomy, so-called sleeve gastrectomy, in order to bring the stomach in the form of a thin tube. This stage has the effect of initially restricting food intake. In the second stage, the duodenum is separated a few inches in front of the ring-shaped muscle layer called the pylor, a little behind the outflow point of the biliary-pancreatic fluids. The gastric outlet is connected to the small intestine 250 cm backwards from the small intestine-large intestine connection. That is, the length of the intestine, where bile and other digestive enzymes mix with food and where absorption occurs, is reduced to 250 cm. This reduces the absorption of calories and fats from food by a higher percentage than gastric bypass.

Who is the duodenal switch operation suitable for?

if you have a BMI of 45 and above, if you have uncontrolled diabetes with insulin treatment, if you are able to meet the requirements for follow-up and vitamin intake, you are suitable for this operation.

What is the benefit of duodenal switch surgery?

BMI Calculator Know Your Body Mass Index The duodenal switch operation with its combined food-restricting and absorption-reducing effects is a method of obesity surgery with the greatest weight loss rates. Most patients can lose 80-100% of their excess weight on average in 9 months. The duodenal switch surgery is also one of the most powerful surgeries in eradicating type 2 diabetes. Other metabolic comorbidities, such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and high cholesterol, also improve rapidly. The most obvious side effect is frequent soft, foul smelling bowel movements in the early postoperative period. However, after the bowel adjustment, this will decrease over time.

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