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Duodenal Switch

Duo­de­nal switch is a Bariatric (weight loss) surgery which helps patients achieve weight loss through the com­bined approach of a sleeve gas­trec­to­my and intesti­nal bypass pro­ce­dure. Dur­ing the pro­ce­dure, your sur­geon removes about 60 – 70 per­cent of your stom­ach and divides your intes­tine so that two-thirds is bypassed dur­ing digestion.

A duo­de­nal switch pro­ce­dure typ­i­cal­ly takes about two hours to per­form, fol­lowed by a two or three night stay at the hos­pi­tal. Aver­age recov­ery can range from two to six weeks. 

Duo­de­nal switch surgery offers fast and long-last­ing weight loss (on aver­age between 60 – 80 per­cent of excess body weight) over a two year peri­od and is suc­cess­ful in treat­ing many obe­si­ty-relat­ed med­ical conditions.