The Duodenal Switch 

With the Duodenal Switch procedure a portion of the smaller stomach (Sleeve procedure) is first created. Then the small intestine is brought up and connected to the newly created stomach, so that when the patient eats, the food goes through a newly created smaller stomach (sleeve) and from there into the last part of the small intestine.

Much of the small intestine is bypassed by the food.

Like other surgeries, the DS is a procedure that helps you lose weight by making both physical and chemical changes to your digestive tract. The physical change limits the amount of food you can eat and the chemical changes affects the signals in your body that control your blood sugar levels, feelings of fullness, feeling of hunger and how your body processes and stores the calories from food. 

​The DS, similar to the gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy, affects guts hormones that impacts hunger as well as blood sugar control. The DS is considered to be the most effective surgery for the treatment of diabetes.

DS has been shown to resolve or improve

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Sleep Apnea

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol