What Is Duodenal Switch Surgery?
Duodenal switch surgery is a weight loss procedure option that involves reducing the size of a person's stomach while also rerouting part of the small intestine. The procedure promotes two types of weight loss:
- Restrictive Weight Loss – Restrictive weight loss refers to restricting the amount of calories that a person can consume in a single sitting by reducing hunger and stomach capacity.
- Malabsorptive Weight Loss – Malabsorptive weight loss refers to reducing the amount of time that the intestines can absorb calories during the digestion process.