Duodenal switch surgery may be a better surgical procedure for achieving weight loss and control of comorbidity conditions, especially among the super-obese, according to a study published in the September issue of the Archives of Surgery.
The following chart provides a side-by-side comparison between the two procedures:
|RNY Gastric Bypass||Duodenal Switch|
|Rate of |
|60-85% of excess body weight within 12-18 months||75-90% of excess body weight within 18 months|
|Operating Time||1-2 hours||3-4 hours|
|Recovery Time||9-12 weeks||3-4 weeks|
|Hospital Stay||3 nights||2 nights|
|Time off Work||2-3 weeks||3 weeks|
|Reversible||Could be, but high risk||No|
|How it |
|Bariatric Diet & Dietary Guidelines|
|New Eating Habits After Bariatric Surgery||
|Bariatric Vitamins, Minerals & Nutritional Supplements||
|Pros, Benefits, Advantages of |
Weight Loss Surgery
|Cons, Risks, Disadvantages of |
Weight Loss Surgery
|Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?||
|Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery||Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery|
|Learn More About Different Types of Bariatric Surgery||Types of Bariatric Surgery||Types of Bariatric Surgery|
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric Bypass Surgery is widely considered the “gold standard” and most common bariatric procedure in North America. Patients who choose gastric bypass vs duodenal switch typically have lower BMIs and are exposed to lower surgical risks compared with duodenal switch surgery.
Duodenal Switch Surgery
Duodenal Switch Surgery is a highly effective surgical weight loss option for morbidly obese patients with BMIs > 50. Studies show that duodenal switch results in superior long-term weight reduction and greater resolution or improvement in obesity-related comorbidities compared with gastric bypass surgery. However, the risk profile is higher for duodenal switch vs gastric bypass.
Considering Gastric Bypass or Duodenal Switch
No matter what type of bariatric surgery you choose – duodenal switch versus gastric bypass… making a serious commitment to behavior and diet modifications is critical to sustained weight loss.
Compare Differences Between Types of Bariatric Surgery