The modified duodenal switch is a combination of both a sleeve and a bypass. Sometimes called “the switch surgery”, this procedure starts with the creation of a sleeve gastrectomy. This creates the restriction of the amount of food the patient can take in and will decrease the amount of hunger hormone produced. Next, the small intestines are rerouted reducing the amount of calories the patient’s body absorbs by limiting the time food mixes with digestive juices. Patients must take vitamins and supplements after the duodenal switch, as well as be checked after surgery for nutritional deficiencies. The duodenal, gastric switch has shown greater weight loss with improvements in Type 2 Diabetes, especially in patients with a BMI greater than 50.
The modified duodenal switch can be performed using minimally invasive techniques such as a laparoscope. This helps patients heal faster.
The gastric band surgery performed within Norman Regional Health System, which is accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Bariatric centers with this accreditation follow a rigorous review process to prove their resources and standards of practice.