A Patient’s Journey Throughout the Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
Our Patient's first step
Our patient’s first step is to call our office and speak with a Patient Advocate. Our Patient Advocates are advocacy experts who help patients secure financing, insurance approval and explain our cash pay options.
Pre-Procedure clinic visit
During the initial clinic visit, our patients meet with one of our nurse practitioners to determine whether any pre-operative testing is needed prior to surgery. Pre-operative tests are sometimes necessary to make sure our patients are healthy enough to undergo a procedure.
Following the initial clinic visit, our patients will be assigned a case manager. Our case managers answer patient questions and discuss any concerns prior to surgery.
The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
Our patients meet with Dr. Lavin or one of our nurse practitioners in clinic approximately 7-10 days prior to their procedure (special arrangements are made for our traveling patients).
A Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch takes between 1-2 hours. Our patients remain in the recovery room for 1-2 hours and typically begin walking the hallways and drinking liquids around that same time. Patients are usually discharged the next morning.
Our patients follow-up with Dr. Lavin or one of our nurse practitioners periodically following the procedure to insure healthy weight loss goals are met.