During this procedure, Dr. Lavin reduces the stomach into a smaller, tubular pouch and then attaches a section of the small intestine to the stomach. The excised portion of the stomach is removed. By creating a small stomach pouch, the stomach has smaller capacity and will hold less food. Additionally, the food will bypass most of the small intestine where calories are normally absorbed; thereby, decreasing the amount of calories absorbed.
Our Patient’s First Step
Pre-Procedure Clinic Visit
The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
As with any surgery, there are risks associated with the procedure; however, the health benefits as well as quality of life improvements far outweigh any risk of complications. Dr. Lavin will personally discuss the risks with each patient prior to surgery.
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