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The Ileal Food Diversion Operation: Technique, Rationale and Results

  • Francesco Greco
  • Laura Pedretti
  • Antonio Vilardi
  • Giulia Deretti
  • Edoardo Matteo Rosso
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Abstract

The ileal food diversion is a non-restrictive single-anastomosis gastric bypass (a modification of the mini-gasrtric bypass) that combines a large gastric pouch with a distal bypass. It diverts food in the distal small bowel, inducing reduced absorption of nutrients and effectively treating morbid obesity and metabolic syndrome.

This safe and fast procedure can be performed by a single surgeon with a reduced port approach, and is a useful option in complex cases, such as previous failed restrictive procedures.

The rationale, technical aspects and encouraging results from our 6-year experience of >200 procedures is described.

Keywords

Ileal food diversion (IFD) Malabsorption Bilio-pancreatic diversion (BPD) Type 2 diabetes Quality of life Revisional surgery Mini-gastric bypass (MGB) Single surgeon Reduced port laparoscopy Ileocecal valve (ICV) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Greco
    • 1
  • Laura Pedretti
    • 1
  • Antonio Vilardi
    • 1
  • Giulia Deretti
    • 1
  • Edoardo Matteo Rosso
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryIstituto Ospedaliero Fondazione Poliambulanza, BresciaVia Leonida BissolatiBresciaItaly

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