Duodenal Switch in Tamarac, FL

What Is A Duodenal Switch?

A duodenal switch (DS) is a type of weight loss surgery that combines two other techniques: the sleeve gastrectomy and the gastric bypass. One of the more comprehensive bariatric surgeries on the market, the duodenal switch can be an effective solution for obese patients who need to achieve drastic weight loss or need help managing conditions, like type 2 diabetes. At Fernando E Bayron MD, our team is committed to providing transformative weight loss solutions, including duodenal switch surgery, for the Tamarac, FL and tri-county communities. If you're ready to take control of your life with a comprehensive medical approach to weight loss, reach out to our practice today to schedule a consultation with our experienced team.

How Does A Duodenal Switch Work?

Duodenal switch surgery at Fernando E Bayron MD is performed using the da Vinci® robotic surgical system, a robotic-assisted approach that involves smaller incisions than conventional surgery. As you rest under general anesthesia, we'll remove a significant portion of the stomach (about 80%) to help control your hunger cravings and appetite. The second half of the surgery shortens the small intestine and connects it to the stomach through a special sleeve. Duodenal switch surgery usually takes about 3 – 4 hours, but your case may vary according to your situation.

What Are the Benefits of A Duodenal Switch?

A duodenal switch can be a life-changing procedure for individuals who have struggled throughout their lives with weight loss, offering a variety of benefits, including:

  • Helps patients achieve profound weight loss
  • Fights future weight gain by restricting food cravings
  • Effective in managing type 2 diabetes
  • Offers benefits of two popular bariatric surgeries — sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass
  • Innovative approach offers higher precision and limited recovery/scarring compared to conventional surgery

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How long is recovery after duodenal switch surgery?

Recovery time after duodenal switch surgery varies, but most patients can expect to return to normal activities within 2 to 4 weeks.

How Much Weight Can I Lose with a Duodenal Switch?

Weight loss following duodenal switch surgery can be significant, with patients often losing 60% to 70% of their excess weight within the first 12 to 18 months after the procedure provided they adhere to their aftercare guidelines and dietary/nutrition plan.

How much will I be able to eat after a duodenal switch?

After a duodenal switch, patients typically experience a significant reduction in the amount of food they can consume due to the rearrangement of the digestive tract. However, they can still eat a variety of foods in smaller portions, adhering to a modified diet plan to support weight loss and overall health.

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At Fernando E Bayron MD, we pride ourselves on helping patients find the weight loss treatment that's right for them. Offering a mix of surgical and medical solutions, we are passionate about empowering weight loss patients in Tamarac, FL to discover a healthier, more energized way of living. If you're interested in exploring duodenal switch surgery or any of our other weight loss offerings, contact our practice to set up your appointment.

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