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Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS)

Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore

Biliopancreatic diversion treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore is a not-so-standard procedure for weight loss. It has two significant steps. The first step is removing approximately 80 % of the patient’s stomach; only a tiny part of the stomach is retained, resembling a tube or banana. 

BPD-DS Procedure

  1. First, a tube or sleeve-like stomach is created, and the small intestine’s first portion is detached from the stomach.

  2. Then the surgeon brings up part of the small intestine and connects it to the newly formed stomach’s outlet. This will allow the ingested food to go through the stomach and the small intestine’s later part.

Working on the newly created system

The tube-like tiny stomach will let the patient eat very little food, and the individual will feel complete with a tiny portion of food. Furthermore, approximately 75 per cent of the individual’s small intestine is bypassed by the food stream, which is the maximum approved amount for any commonly performed procedures. Bypassing a large part of the intestine reduces the absorption into the body as far as nutrients and calories are concerned. Due to this, it becomes essential for those who have undergone this surgery to take supplements to fulfil the body’s requirement for minerals and vitamins. To a greater extent than sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass, BPD-DS affects intestinal hormones in such a way that hunger is reduced, a feeling of fullness is increased, and it provides an excellent improvement in the control of blood sugar. BPD-DS is seen as being the most effective approved metabolic operation available for treating type 2 diabetes.

Advantages of BPD-DS

  • It ranks among surgeries that provide the best results for countering obesity.

  • It alters bowel hormones that lead to lowered hunger and a greater feeling of fullness post-food ingestion.

  • This procedure is most effective when it comes to treating type 2 diabetes.

Disadvantages of BPD-DS

  • The rate of complication is a little higher compared with other procedures

  • The possibility of deficiency of micro-nutrient and vitamins and the highest level of mal-absorption is observed in this procedure

  • It leads to the development of or worsening of heartburn and reflux

  • It can cause more frequent and looser bowel movements

  • It needs much more operative time than other procedures because it is a more complex procedure than others

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