Am I a candidate for duodenal switch surgery?
This procedure is only recommended to patients who suffer from severe obesity, and whose body-mass index is over 40 and are between the ages of 18 and 65. We recommend you refer to one of our professional doctors for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for surgery.
How do I prepare for surgery?
Your doctor will perform a complete health assessment to find out what your body needs. Some of the common specifications include stopping smoking completely, taking some kinds of medications and increasing your physical activities. You may have to start a special diet 2 weeks before surgery.
What is the difference between duodenal switch and gastric bypass?
Both procedures shrink the stomach and reduce the number of calories consumed. However, duodenal switch surgery is a much more complex procedure and leads to greater disruption to your stomach and more dramatic weight loss. We recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors to find out what your body needs.
How long will recovery be?
Most patients require around 5 or 6 months to fully recover. For the first weeks, you will be placed under a strict diet that begins with liquids and then transitions to solid foods.
Is it possible to regain weight after surgery?
Weight loss is not an easy endeavor, lifestyle changes are required to maintain weight lost. Unless you establish a proper diet and exercise program, you could regain all the lost weight.