The Duodenal Switch involves the small bowel being rearranged so there is some malabsorption of the fat consumed by patients. The small bowel bypass causes a diversion of the food stream, keeping it from mixing with digestive juices until much later in the small bowel. The overall result of the procedure is a strong combination of stomach size restriction and fat malabsorption into one powerful weight loss treatment.
The Duodenal Switch operation is done as an addition to the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) procedure. The whole procedure is known as the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy with Duodenal Switch.
The Duodenal Switch is especially good for individuals who have an excessive amount of weight to lose, have severe insulin dependent diabetes, or have hypertriglyceridemia.
Obesity if the primary cause for type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can lead to health problems including stroke, blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, depression, neuropathy, and increased cancer risk. Type 2 diabetes can reduce life expectancy up to 14 years.
Lifestyle intervention is first-line therapy for type 2 diabetes.
If you are obese and have type 2 diabetes weight-loss (bariatric) surgery can have a profoundly positive effect on your health. Weight-loss surgery can reverse diabetes and reduce or eliminate the need for diabetes medications.
Uncontrolled high blood sugar and diabetes is dangerous and increases your risk of many serious health problems, including:
Significant weight loss improves the body’s glycemic control, greatly reducing the potentially damaging effects of high blood sugar.
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Stopping the damage
Improved glycemic control from weight loss can halt the damaging effects of high blood sugar.
Nearly 80 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes who have bariatric surgery go into remission.
Giving back control
A recent study found patients who underwent bariatric surgery were more than three times more likely to gain control over their diabetes after one year, compared to a group treated with medication.
The Duodenal Switch is a great option for patients who are obese (BMI > 30) and suffer from diabetes. The procedure can help obese patients with (or help prevent) diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or triglycerides, obstructive sleep apnea, and heart disease or stroke.
If the correct diet plan is followed post-surgery, 60% of excess body weight can be lost within just one year. After a second year, it is possible to lose 80% of excess body weight.
As long as healthy eating habits are maintained, this procedure should last you a lifetime. However, as with any other weight loss procedure, behavior modification and dietary compliance are the key players in determining the long-term success of the procedure. Basically, it comes down to how committed the patient is to lose the extra weight.
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