Duodenal Switch in Central Florida
Effective, Long-Term Weight Loss Solutions
The laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch procedure, often referred to as simply duodenal switch or DS, is a highly effective surgical weight loss procedure. During the procedure, a portion of the stomach is removed to create a small, tube-shaped pouch and the small intestine is restructured to bypass a large section.
East Coast Bariatrics offers duodenal switch in Central Florida, backed by more than 15 years of experience. Our surgeons are fellowship trained in bariatrics and our entire staff is on-hand to provide you with pre-op and post-op guidance and support.
Get in touch with our team today to learn more about our weight loss services, including the DS procedure!
Why Choose DS?
There are many reasons to choose this weight loss solution, especially if you’re interested in maximum excess weight loss. This procedure has shown to have a high rate of long-term, significant weight loss in most patients.
Some of the advantages of duodenal switch include:
- Excess weight loss of up to 60-70%
- Most patients maintain weight loss at five-year check-ins
- Fat absorption reduced by up to 70%
- Promotes satiety and reduced appetite
When you reach out to East Coast Bariatrics, we’ll help you determine if you are a good candidate for the DS. We’re happy to answer your questions and address any concerns that you may have.
What Are the Drawbacks of Duodenal Switch?
Like any weight loss procedure, DS also has certain disadvantages that you’ll want to take into consideration.
Drawbacks of DS can include:
- Longer hospitalization time than other procedures
- Higher risk of complications/mortality
- Can lead to long-term vitamin and protein deficiency if non-compliant
- Requires strict adherence to an approved diet
- Follow-up appointments are necessary to avoid complications
The nature of the procedure can lead to a much higher risk of protein and vitamin deficiencies in patients than other types of weight loss surgeries. For this reason, it is absolutely critical that patients follow strict dietary guidelines and come in for follow-up appointments after the procedure.
Learn More: Contact East Coast Bariatrics Today!
Interested in duodenal switch in Central Florida? Our team can help you determine if you are an ideal candidate for this procedure. We offer a personalized, compassionate approach to bariatrics, providing you with all the information and guidance you need to make the most informed decision possible. We believe that your weight doesn’t have to control your life. Our team is here to help you take that first step towards a healthier future.
Reach out to us today to learn more about our full range of bariatric services in Central Florida!