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What happens in a duodenal switch?

What happens in a duodenal switch?

Duodenal switch surgery is a weight-loss procedure that combines the principles of restriction and malabsorption by making the stomach smaller and rerouting the intestines. This combination of treatments is a proven, effective way to lose weight and improve weight-related health issues.

Does insurance pay for duodenal switch?

Will my medical insurance cover the cost of duodenal switch surgery? A. Generally speaking, most insurance policies who offer bariatric surgery benefit will also cover duodenal switch procedure.

How much does a duodenal switch cost?

How Much Does Duodenal Switch Surgery Cost? The average cost of the duodenal switch procedure without medical insurance is around $23,000 and is more than $30,000 in some areas.

What is the duodenal switch procedure?

The duodenal switch (DS) procedure, also known as biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) or gastric reduction duodenal switch (GRDS), is a weight loss surgery procedure that is composed of a restrictive and a malabsorptive aspect.

Why choose Duke for a duodenal switch?

This complex surgery requires the skills of an experienced surgeon to minimize the risk of complications. Duke bariatric surgeons have been performing duodenal switches with positive outcomes for more than 20 years. Fill out our application if you are interested in starting the weight loss surgery process.

Is the duodenal switch a life-threatening condition?

But when you change the architecture of your digestive system to the extent of the duodenal switch, it can become a life-threatening problem as our Bariatric Vitamins page explains. Your surgeon will most likely prescribe the following supplements after surgery…

What is the difference between the Roux-en-Y and the duodenal switch?

The duodenal switch reduces the size of your stomach by about 60% to 70% (vs. 70% to 80% with the Roux-en-Y). But it also bypasses about 75% of the small intestine (vs. about 30% with the Roux-en-Y). What is the difference between the duodenal switch vs. the gastric sleeve?