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Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion

Posted On: 07-21-2015
Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion

What is Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion?

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.

Also Known As:

·         Weight loss surgery

·         Laparoscopic surgery

·         Malabsorption surgery

Conditions 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.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion:

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.

Anesthesia 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.

Potential 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.

Prognosis after Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion:

The prognosis for a positive end result following laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion is good.

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