A minimally invasive procedure, laparoscopic
biliopancreatic diversion involves removing 70 percent of the stomach. This
procedure changes the typical process of digestion by allowing pancreatic
enzymes and bile to enter the small intestine at a point where absorption of
nutrients and digestion is minimized.
Treated with Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion:
Laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion may be
performed in cases of morbid obesity and conditions related to obesity, such as
sleep apnea, diabetes mellitis, arthritis, hypertension, heartburn, bladder
incontinence and high cholesterol.
Losing weight naturally through diet and exercise is
a non-surgical alternative to laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion. Open
biliopancreatic diversion, gastric bypass surgery and adjustable banding are
surgical alternatives to the procedure.
with Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion:
Laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion is performed
under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion:
Possible risks following laparoscopic
biliopancreatic diversion include infection, bleeding, injury to other organs
and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
after Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion is good.