We are proud to be one of the fewest centers in the United States to offer the Biliary Pancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD with DS). This is a standard bariatric procedure that has been performed for over 30 years and has the highest associated excess weight loss of all approved operations. Patients can reasonably expect to achieve excess weight loss of approximately 80 to 85 percent, which allows patients with BMI over 50 to achieve a healthy weight.
This procedure reduces the size of the stomach by creating a sleeve and bypassing some of the intestines, which decreases the patient’s appetite. It is usually recommended for but not limited to patients whose initial BMI is over 50; patients with uncontrolled type 2 Diabetes; and as a revisional procedure for Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Bypass patients who regained their weight back or could not achieve satisfactory weight loss.
BPD with DS advantages
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February 15, 2019