The Duodenal Switch is known as the DS. Is an excellent operation in the well-selected patients that carries an overall low complication rate. Certain patients with severe metabolic syndrome will benefit greatly from this operation. Duodenal Switch Surgery is better at achieving overall weight loss on patients with BMI > than 50. Also helps those patients get to a “normal BMI”.
Duodenal Switch is more resistant to weight regain which is far more common in gastric bypass patients. Here are benefits of Duodenal Switch:
Statistically greatest weight loss surgery
Highest resolution of diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia
Effective choice for patients with a diet high in fatty foods
No dumping syndrome due to preservation of the stomach’s “pyloric valve”
Dramatic reduction in hunger and appetite due to the removal of the portion of the stomach which produces ghrelin (the hunger hormone)