During laparoscopic duodenal switch, the stomach is
cut vertically, leaving a narrow column leading to the duodenum. This creates a
smaller stomach to restrict food intake and reduce the production of gastric
procedure is performed with a minimally invasive method that utilizes a
laparoscope (a small video camera) and small instruments inserted through small
Treated with Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch:
Laparoscopic duodenal switch may be performed in
cases such as morbid obesity and conditions related to obesity, like
hypertension, diabetes mellitis, heartburn, sleep apnea, bladder incontinence,
arthritis and high cholesterol.
Losing weight naturally through diet and exercise is
a non-surgical alternative to laparoscopic duodenal switch. Surgical
alternatives to the procedure include open duodenal switch, biliopancreatic diversion
surgery, gastric bypass surgery and adjustable gastric banding.
with Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch:
Laparoscopic duodenal switch is performed under
general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch:
Possible risks following laparoscopic duodenal
switch include infection, bleeding, injury to other digestive organs and a
negative reaction to the anesthesia.
after Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
laparoscopic duodenal switch is good.