Duodenal Switch: Technique and Outcomes

  • Vivek N. Prachand
  • Mustafa HussainEmail author


Morbid obesity is a growing and complex problem that affects physical, mental, and social well-being. Bariatric surgery is the most effective method of treating morbid obesity. While not the most common procedure performed, biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) is the most effective. It is the most technically challenging procedure to perform, and the patient preparation and follow-up can be equally as complex. Despite this, the benefits of this technique in certain groups are noteworthy, and bariatric specialists should be aware of its utility.


Bariatric Surgery Gastric Bypass Sleeve Gastrectomy Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Staple Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Chicago MedicineChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Chicago Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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