Biliopancreatic Diversion

Biliopancreatic Diversion

Biliopancreatic Diversion

Biliopancreatic Diversion

Obesity is one of medicine’s greatest challenges, limiting the length and quality of many people’s lives. Awazen Medical Center offers the most cutting-edge weight loss surgeries available, including biliopancreatic diversion.

Biliopancreatic diversion surgery is a slightly more complex procedure than a gastric bypass, using a combination of restrictive and malabsorptive techniques to help the patient lose weight. Malabsorptive procedures restrict the amount of nutrients that can be absorbed into the body, whereas restrictive surgeries that make the usable portion of the stomach pouch smaller to allow for less food consumption.

During a biliopancreatic diversion, a section of the stomach is removed and then attached to the lower part of the small intestine. An alternative kind of this surgery is the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, where surgeons remove a different section of the stomach but leaves the valve required for food drainage, which affects the way that the patient digests food. Generally speaking, the latter procedure is not performed on patients unless their body mass index (BMI) is 50 or higher. The procedure will be done using traditional surgery or laparoscopic surgery, which uses a small camera and smaller incisions. 

Recovery requires lots of rest and generally allows patients to get back to their normal routine after about six weeks. After recovering from your treatment, the most challenging part is sticking to a healthy nutrition plan. This is more important than ever before because fewer minerals and vitamins are able to be absorbed into the body.

Biliopancreatic diversion can be a life-changing procedure for those who have been fighting obesity and failing. It results in dramatic weight loss and necessitates the adoption of a lifelong healthy lifestyle. Get in touch with Awazen Medical Center today to schedule a consultation.