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Duodenal Switch Surgery Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Duodenal Switch Surgery to foreign patients.

Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

We offer a comprehensive approach to aesthetic problems of our patients. Our plastic surgeons offer the best solution for each case with the most advanced techniques at the best price.

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Infirmerie Protestante de Lyon

Obesity Surgery in Lyon - Clinic of the Protestant Infirmary The Bariatric Surgery Center at Infirmerie Protestante de Lyon is recognized locally, statewide, nationally and even internationally as a top choice for those who are ready for weight-loss surgery.

Listed bariatric surgeons:

Dr. Raspado

General and Digestive Surgeon

Dr. Al Samman

Bariatric and General Surgeon

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program at Hospital Ruber Internacional offers a full spectrum of safe and effective surgical procedures for obesity, weight disorders and metabolic disease.

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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Each of them being experts in their field, professors and specialist physicians of the Hisar Intercontinental Hospital are able to perform any kind of operation, either open or laparoscopic, that is within the scope of general surgery, in their high technology operating rooms.

Listed bariatric surgeons:

Dr. Ilker Abci

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Mehmet Ali Degirmenci

Bariatric Surgeon

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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Hospital Quirón Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Quirón Malaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.

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Hospital Quirón Marbella

Hospital Quirón Marbella incorporates prestigious doctors, invests in research and development, technology and continuing education that enhances skills, in facilities, and in an increased operational efficiency in order to provide nothing but the best.

Listed bariatric surgeon:

Dr. Rafael Ruiz Orellana

GIT, Bariatric Surgery - Head of Service

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Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Medical Port | Medical Solutions Abroad

Medical Port provides holistic and integrated programs in Portugal for weight-loss in which each individual is invited to discover the origin of his or hers weight excess, the adequate medical and behavioral treatment for his or hers particular case.

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Koc University Hospital

Our Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Center is organized in accordance to international standards. In our center; seats in the waiting lounge, wheelchairs, stretchers, patient rooms, bathrooms and beds, operation room and intensive care units.

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About Duodenal Switch Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Duodenal Switch Surgery?
Duodenal switch surgery, also called Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch or Gastric Reduction Duodenal Switch, is a weight loss surgery.
The Duodenal switch procedure involves a restrictive aspect and a malabsorptive aspect. The restrictive aspect limits food intake by reducing stomach size and the malabsorptive aspect means fat absorption is reduced by making your food bypass part of the small intestine, resulting in fewer calories and weight loss.

How is Duodenal Switch procedure carried out?

  • The duodenal switch procedure is carried out through an incision in the abdomen or by laparoscopy.
  • In the restrictive part of the duodenal switch surgery, up to 85 percent of the stomach is removed.
  • In the malabsorptive part of the surgery, the surgeon reroutes one portion of the small intestine to create three loops.
  • The stomach is attached to the duodenum (the upper small intestine), which is attached to the lower portion of the small intestine.
  • Rerouting the pathways has the aim of reducing the amount of time calories are able to be absorbed from food in the small intestine.

Who is a suitable candidate for the Duodenal Switch Surgery?
According to The National Institutes of Health, the duodenal switch procedure is suitable for people with a BMI of 40 or over, or a BMI of 35 and above along with an obesity-related illness such as heart disease or diabetes.
Suitable candidates have been obese for at least five years and have no history of alcohol abuse or untreated depression.

What are the chances of success with Duodenal Switch Surgery?
According to data from the Journal of the American Medical Association, most people lose 75 to 80 percent of excess weight in the first year following duodenal switch surgery.

What surgeon performs Duodenal Switch Surgery?
A specialist weight loss surgeon performs the procedure.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Duodenal switch surgery takes between 3 and 4 hours to complete and may be carried out in two parts.

Days admitted : Duodenal switch surgery commonly requires a hospital stay of around 4 days.

Anesthesia : Local or general anesthesia.

Recovery : Patients normally return to everyday activities within 3 to 5 weeks.

Risks : - Infection.
- Perforated bowel or stomach.
- Bleeding or blood clots.
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
- Changes in body odor, diarrhea.
- Gallstones.

After care : - Due to a reduced ability to absorb vitamins from your food following duodenal switch surgery, you will need to take daily supplements of multivitamins, calcium, and fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.
- You may receive medication for reducing the risk of post-operative gallstones.
- Immediately after duodenal switch surgery you will only be able to consume liquids, moving onto semi-solids then solids. Liquids may be difficult to digest following surgery.
- Take prescribed medications to control pain.
- You may need to alter your diet to remove bloating and gassiness produced by certain foods such as starchy or high-carbohydrate foods.

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