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Duodenal Switch Explained

Duodenal Switch Explained addresses all aspects of DS weight loss surgery in easy to understand terms. For anyone exploring surgical weight loss options or considering a revision from a previous weight loss surgery to Duodenal Switch, you will find detailed information on the history, procedure, benefits, and possible risks and complications. A comparison of Duodenal Switch and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass explains biological differences between the two procedures and the potential impact on your lifestyle.

Explains why DS is often confused with other weight loss surgery procedures and how Duodenal Switch has evolved into the procedure it is today.
A detailed explanation of the Duodenal Switch procedure focusing on the restrictive and malabsorptive components, and the metabolic effects.
Duodenal Switch Vs. SADI, SIPS, Loop DS
SADI, SIPS and Single anastomosis Loop DS are not equivalents of the standard DS operation. In fact, from a physiologic perspective, the dissimilarities are more notable than the similarities when it comes to the theoretical weight loss mechanisms that are involved.
DS patients achieve the greatest weight loss success and many obesity related diseases are improved or cured. Read more about the 98% cure rate for type 2 diabetes.
Risks and Complications
When researching weight loss surgery it is important to be aware of the possible risks and complications.
Open vs Laparoscopic Surgery
There are two possible surgical approaches when having the Duodenal Switch procedure. Find out the differences between open and laparoscopic surgery.
Comparison of DS and RNY
A comparison of the Duodenal Switch and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass procedures.
SADI, SIPS, Loop DS not the same as the duodenal switch
If you have decided that the duodenal switch bariatric surgery it the right procedure for you, before you sign the surgical consent form, be sure to confirm IN WRITING that the procedure you are consenting to is the duodenal switch with TWO anastomoses (CPT code 43845) and not the Investigational-Experimental procedure variously known as the SADI, SADI-S, SIPS, LoopDS or even as “improved” or “safer” duodenal switch. Click here to read the detailed explanation.

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