Duodenal Switch Surgery
Package from $8,499
Duodenal Switch Surgery costs on average $25,000 in the United States, with the range from $20,000 to $30,000. A Bariatric Surgery Advisors performs the same surgery in Cancun, Mexico from $8,499.00. The all-encompassing package includes:
- Pre-Operatory tests and evaluation
- Antibiotics and Pain Medicine
- Nutritional Program
- Airport / Hospital Transportation
- Hospital Fees
- Surgeon Fees
- Anesthesiologist Fees
- 2 nights at Hospital
- Client Escort ( Additional Fee May Apply )
- Use of a telephone to call the U.S. at no charge
- Hotel (1 room, 2 nights)
The Duodenal Switch (sometimes abbreviated to DS or described asBiliary Pancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch, BPD, orBiliopancreatic Diversion with DS) is a complex procedure that combines the restrictive and malabsorptive elements of weight loss surgery.
The restrictive part of the Duodenal Switch is achieved via partial gastrectomy (removal of part of the stomach), which reduces the size of the stomach. Aside from limiting the amount of food one can eat, some scientists also think that this helps reduce the chemicals produced by the stomach that trigger hunger and eating. Unlike the Roux-n-Y gastric bypass, the Duodenal Switch keeps the pyloric valve between stomach and small intestine intact eliminating dumping syndrome, marginal ulcers, stoma closures and blockages. These are the possible side effects observed in patients who have had other gastric bypass procedures but not with the duodenal switch surgery. The mal-absorptive component of the duodenal switch procedure is achieved by rearranging the small intestine so as to separate the flow of food from the flow of bile and pancreatic juices. Reducing the amount of bile and pancreatic juices the food comes in contact with reduces the amount of food that is digested and decreases absorption of some calories and nutrients. This duodenal bypass has a significant effect on reversing obesity. Further down the digestive tract, the separated portions of the small intestinal are rejoined; food and digestive juices begin to mix, and limited fat absorption, essential for good health, occurs. While the duodenal switch produces the greatest degree of weight loss of the bariatric procedures in use today, it also carries some additional risks which should be carefully evaluated when selecting this procedure.