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Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch

Posted On: 07-21-2015
Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch

What is Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch?

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 acid. This procedure is performed with a minimally invasive method that utilizes a laparoscope (a small video camera) and small instruments inserted through small incisions.

Also Known As:

·         Stomach surgery

·         Laparoscopic surgery

·         Malabsorption surgery

Conditions 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. 

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch:

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.

Anesthesia 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.

Potential 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.

Prognosis after Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch:

The prognosis for a positive end result following laparoscopic duodenal switch is good.

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