Among the available bariatric surgeries, the duodenal switch, known medically as biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS), stands out. This procedure, while complex and more invasive than other bariatric surgeries, is offered in Mexico, including centers in Tijuana.
Although, Duodenal Switch is a powerful bariatric procedure, Renew Bariatric’s bariatric surgeons opt not to perform this procedure due to the surgical risks.
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This is a form of restrictive and malabsorptive procedure. It produces the best result regarding excess body weight loss and resolution of other comorbid conditions. It is commonly called a biliopancreatic bypass or diversion with a duodenal switch.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico is an alternative to duodenal switch, providing patients with a less invasive surgical option. Gastric Sleeve is one of the best choices for a majority of patients seeking bariatric surgery.
Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico is a comparable bariatric surgery to duodenal switch procedure. Mini Gastric Bypass is a less invasive procedure than the roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery, providing similar rates of weight loss.
Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico is a comparable bariatric surgery to duodenal switch procedure. Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass procedure provides similar expected weight loss to the duodenal switch.
One advantage of this system over intestinal bypass is the preservation of the intact pylorus, allowing it to regulate the emptying of stomach contents into the duodenum. Consequently, patients do not experience dumping syndrome. Additionally, foods undergo some degree of enzymatic digestion, and the duodenum remains intact, leading to relatively better nutrient absorption than gastric bypass for obesity.
Despite being the most effective bariatric surgery program regarding weight loss and reversal of comorbid conditions, the rate of DS is fast reducing due to the complexity of the operation, its time-consuming nature, the need for a highly skilled surgeon, and the high rate of complications.
One of the demerits of BPD-DS is the irreversibility of the restrictive procedure. In contrast to gastric banding, BPD-DS has the highest mortality rate in the first 30 days post-surgery when compared with other bariatric surgeries (Anderson et al., 2013).
BPD-DS is a highly effective bariatric surgical procedure that contains both restrictive and malabsorptive components. However, the complication rate is the highest compared to other bariatric procedures with proper patient selection. In the hands of a competent surgeon, most of the complications can be prevented/adequately managed.
The cost of duodenal switch in Mexico is much less expensive than in the US or Canada. The procedure cost varies and is depends on a variety of factors, including your current health status and surgical history.
Renew Bariatrics ensures that our pricing of bariatric surgeries in Mexico is competitive and allows surgical options to a wider population. Learn more about your cost of bariatric surgery by apply for surgery.
Renew Bariatrics works with the leading bariatric surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico. Each of them are capable of providing comprehensive surgical packages to meet your surgical goals. Contact our helpful staff to learn more.
Dr. Hector Perez is a leading bariatric surgeon practicing in both in Tijuana and Mexico. Dr. Perez can perform numerous bariatric surgeries including duodenal switch alternatives gastric bypass and mini gastric bypass surgery.
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