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.

History of Duodenal Switch

The history of Duodenal Switch uncovers why DS is often confused with other weight loss surgery procedures and how it has evolved into the procedure it is today.

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.

Benefits of Duodenal Switch

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.

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.

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.