Open Access Research Article Article ID: GJODMS-6-135

    A Switch to the Duodenal Switch

    Aniceto Baltasar*, Nieves Pérez, Rafael Bou, Marcelo Bengochea and Carlos Serra

    Background: Duodenal Switch (DS) is a procedure that combines a Sleeve-Forming Gastrectomy (SFG) plus a biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) for the treatment of morbid obesity (MO) with a higher weight loss and resolution of comorbidities

    Objectives: Report our experience with 950 consecutive DS operations performed from 1994 to 2016. 

    Setting: Mix of teaching and private institution in a county hospital of Spain.

    Methods: We report an observational, retrospective and longitudinal study of 950 consecutive morbidly obese patients treated by DS surgery. 

    Results: We performed 518 open and 432 laparoscopic DS. Operative mortality was 0.84% (1.38% in DS and 0.38% in LDS), 4.84% had leaks, two had hepatic failures (0.2%) and malnutrition was present in 3.1%. At 5 years, the percentage of BMI lost was 80%, and percentage of expected BMI loss was more than 100%.

    Conclusions: DS is the most aggressive bariatric surgery (BS) technique, but with the best long-term weight loss. We describe operative complications and long-term follow-up guidelines.


    Published on: Mar 25, 2019 Pages: 1-9

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-8583.000035
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