How long does it take to heal from duodenal switch surgery?

Duodenal Switch Recovery Duodenal Switch patients should expect to stay in the hospital overnight and devote at least one week to recover. Patients are generally able to return to work within 2 weeks. Certain activities may be restricted for up to 6 weeks.

What is removed during a Duodenal Switch?

What Happens During a Duodenal Switch Procedure? During the procedure, the outer margin of the stomach is removed, leaving a small, tubular stomach. Then, the first section of the small intestine is divided into two sections. One section, called the alimentary limb, is connected to the stomach pouch.

What happens during duodenal switch surgery?

With this procedure, the food empties directly into the duodenum, bypassing about ¾ of the small intestine. This causes the body to absorb fewer calories and nutrients. Duodenal switch surgery affects hormones in the gut to reduce hunger, increase satiety and help control blood sugar to effectively treat diabetes.

Should I get Duodenal Switch?

Your doctor may specifically recommend gastric reduction duodenal switch if you need to lose more weight than other bariatric procedures can provide. Duodenal switch can result in very large amounts of weight loss, up to 70% of excess weight.

Should I get duodenal switch?

Can you gain weight back after duodenal switch?

While you can regain weight after other bariatric procedures, DS patients are the least likely bariatric surgery patients to gain weight back. One study showed that most DS patients maintained their weight loss results five years after surgery.

How does the duodenal switch procedure take place?

To perform the duodenal switch procedure, your surgeon will first create a gastric sleeve (remove 80% of the stomach), then rearrange your intestines to reduce the amount of calories and minerals your body can absorb. Watch the duodenal switch procedure video to gain a better understanding:

How does duodenal switch surgery help you lose weight?

Duodenal switch surgery makes the stomach smaller, reroutes the intestines, and removes the gallbladder. You can expect to lose most of your excess weight within one year of surgery as a result of feeling less hungry, feeling full sooner while eating, and absorbing fewer calories from food.

How does a biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch work?

Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) Overview. A biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) is a less-common weight-loss procedure that entails two major steps. The first step is sleeve gastrectomy in which about 80 percent of the stomach is removed, leaving a smaller tube-shaped stomach, similar to a banana.

How to deal with depression after the duodenal switch?

Fill a 2 liter jug up in the refrigerator and try to SIP, SIP, SIP, throughout the day. It is important to drink the water or a patient can easily become dehydrated and that leads to fatigue, nausea, depression, feeling irritable and sometimes a trip back to the emergency room for IV hydration. Watch urine output too!