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Biliary-Pancreatic Diversion Duodenal Switch

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This operation is only offered to patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 50. It is a combination of sleeve gastrectomy and rerouting of your intestines. The sleeve gastrectomy results in a reduction of the portion size a patient can take in.  Rerouting your intestines decreases the absorption of food by 40 – 50%.

The Duodenal Switch procedure is offered in very few centers in the United States. Nanticoke Health Services is the only institution in Delaware with the expertise to offer this operation.

With this surgery, patients can expect to lose about 80 – 90% of their excess body weight.