Biliopancreatic Diversion Weight Loss Surgery
Bilio-Pancreatic Diversion Duodenal Switch procedureOur team of weight loss specialists at the Weight Loss and Wellness Center are dedicated to giving our patients the most personalized and top-notch treatment options, including biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) to help you overcome obesity and related health issues. We understand that obesity is a disease, often accompanied by other health issues like depression, high blood pressure, and even cancer. This makes the weight loss journey difficult and unique for each patient. Our weight loss team recognizes the specific needs of each of our patients and strive to provide individualized support in addition to BPD or any other treatments you need along your journey to a healthier life.
What is biliopancreatic diversion (BPD)?
Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) is a medical weight loss surgery that removes a portion of the stomach and then attaches the new, smaller stomach pouch with a section of the small intestine. Because the stomach is smaller, it holds less food and bypasses much of the small intestine, where calories are absorbed.
This results in a lower calorie intake, smaller portions, and longer “full” feeling. This helps our patients at the Weight Loss and Wellness Center to lose weight long-term and meet their overall health goals.
Why is biliopancreatic diversion used?
BPD is just one of the many surgical and nonsurgical treatment options we offer at the Weight Loss and Wellness Center. Biliopancreatic diversion is often recommended not only to help a patient lose weight but also to combat the following weight-related health issues:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
- Obesity and depression
- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
What does biliopancreatic diversion involve?
Prior to undergoing biliopancreatic diversion with our surgeons, we will meet with you to discuss all of your treatment options and any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure.
During the BPD weight loss surgery, your doctor will reduce the size of your stomach pouch by removing a section and using a small stapling device to close up the area. Then, your weight loss doctor will remove the unused portion of your stomach, leaving a smaller stomach pouch. This pouch is then surgically attached to the small intestine to allow for regular food digestion.
After your surgery is complete, your doctor will walk you through your recovery phase and discuss exactly what you can expect in the following weeks and any modifications you’ll need to make to your diet or regular routine. Your physician might also recommend one or more of the following additional treatment options to supplement your weight loss surgery:
- Clinical weight management
- Nutritional counseling
- Weight loss support groups
What are the benefits of visiting the Weight Loss and Wellness Center for biliopancreatic diversion?
At the Weight Loss and Wellness Center, it’s our goal to help you overcome your weight problems and weight-related health problems. Visiting us for BPD surgery can offer you the following benefits and help you reach your health goals:
- Limits the amount of food you are able to eat
- Lowers appetite
- Does not restrict the kinds of food you are allowed to eat
- High success rate for excessive weight loss (EWL)
- Can lower blood pressure
- Can improve type 2 diabetes
- Can improve obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
- Can improve high cholesterol
If you are struggling to lose weight, visit the Weight Loss and Wellness Center in New Jersey for help overcoming your weight problems. Our mission is to empower and educate our patients through personalized support and state-of-the-art treatment options so you can regain control of your life and health. Call our office at 973-795-7955 or click here to schedule a consultation at one of our several locations.