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Duodenal Switch

The Duodenum which means the first portion of the small intestine is divided and connected to last portion of the small intestine to create a stomach, so that when the patient eats, the food goes through a newly created tubular stomach pouch and empties directly into the last segment of the small intestine.

Benefits of Duodenal Switch

There are many benefits to this procedure as a surgical weight loss option:

  • Feel less hungry and full sooner while absorb fewer calories and minerals
  • Allows patients to eventually eat near “normal” meals
  • Reduces the absorption of fat by 70 percent or more
  • Changes in gut hormones reduce appetite and improve satiety
  • Is the most effective against type 2 diabetes

Find Out More

To learn more about our weight loss surgery program, please call (480) 728-5673. We will be happy to help.