Duodenal switch is a Bariatric (weight loss) surgery which helps patients achieve weight loss through the combined approach of a sleeve gastrectomy and intestinal bypass procedure. During the procedure, your surgeon removes about 60 – 70 percent of your stomach and divides your intestine so that two-thirds is bypassed during digestion.
A duodenal switch procedure typically takes about two hours to perform, followed by a two or three night stay at the hospital. Average recovery can range from two to six weeks.
Duodenal switch surgery offers fast and long-lasting weight loss (on average between 60 – 80 percent of excess body weight) over a two year period and is successful in treating many obesity-related medical conditions.