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Biliopancreatic Diversion

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Biliopancreatic Diversion

What is Biliopancreatic Diversion?

During biliopancreatic diversion, 70% of the stomach is removed. This procedure allows for less digestion and absorption of nutrients before food enters the colon.

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Conditions Treated with Biliopancreatic Diversion:

Biliopancreatic diversion is used in cases of morbid obesity, and obesity-related diabetes mellitis, arthritis, hypertension, sleep apnea, heartburn, high cholesterol and bladder incontinence.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Biliopancreatic Diversion:

A non-surgical alternative to biliopancreatic diversion is weight loss through diet and exercise. Gastric bypass surgery and adjustable gastric banding are surgical alternatives.

Anesthesia with Biliopancreatic Diversion:

Biliopancreatic diversion is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Biliopancreatic Diversion:

Possible risks following biliopancreatic diversion include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience injury to other digestive organs.

Prognosis after Biliopancreatic Diversion:

The prognosis for a positive end result following biliopancreatic diversion is good, most notably when the procedure is performed by a specialist.

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