On this page, you will learn more about biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch surgery; what it is, and how it works. You will also learn about potential complications and benefits this type offers you for weight loss.
Advantages Of The Duodenal Switch Surgery
The restrictive component of this operation (sleeve gastrectomy) significantly reduces your Ghrelin levels so your feelings of hunger will decrease after the operation. The restriction also decreases the volume of the stomach so you will also feel full faster and will not be hungry eating less food.
The malabsorptive component of this operation allows fewer calories to be absorbed - as a result, higher and more sustained weight loss occurs. Malabsorption improves your pattern of insulin secretion which results in a 95% reduction of type 2 diabetes. Malabsorption produces a significant decrease in LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol).