Duodenal-switch.jpg For patients who are extremely over-weights or super-obese, Duodenal Switch (DS) surgery is more beneficial compared to the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. This is revealed by the study of researchers of University of Chicago.

Surgery Highlights
a. It is most suitable for patients with Body Mass Index (BMI) of 50 and above.
b. Patients undergoing this surgery loose more than half of their excess weight within a year.
c. Greater technical complexity of the operation, greater potential for nutritional deficiencies; and need for life-long medical follow-up, is making surgeons hesitant to perform this operation.
d. The obese who have undergone this surgery need to stay for 4 days in the hospital.
e. The procedure is still under scanner for the long run affects on the patients.

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