Modified Duodenal Switch Procedures in New Jersey
Are you considering a modified duodenal switch procedure? A modified duodenal switch – also commonly known as a loop duodenal switch – is a surgery that helps patients such as yourself to lose weight and keep it off while also reducing the impacts of conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes and high cholesterol.
When you’re losing weight, it can be challenging to determine what course of action is best aligned with the journey that you want to take. Learn more about the modified duodenal switch and how the Weight Loss and Wellness Center can help you.
What is a modified duodenal switch?
The modified duodenal switch is a bariatric surgery that creates a loop that reduces the size of the stomach and the small intestine. The reduction in the size of the stomach limits the amount of food that you can eat, while the shorter small intestine means that your body will be absorbing less of the components found within your food.
This modified bariatric surgery differs from the traditional duodenal switch surgery (also known as a biliopancreatic diversion) in various ways. The first is that it is less invasive than the standard option, with the loop reducing the need for further surgical adjustments. The second significant difference is that in preserving more of the small intestine, more nutrients can be absorbed, meaning that you’ll require fewer supplements throughout your life as you would if you had a traditional duodenal switch.
Not only can a modified duodenal switch surgery help you with weight loss, but it can also reduce the harmful complications of Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea.
Why consider a modified duodenal switch?
There are many reasons that you may be considering a modified duodenal switch. The major reason, of course, is that you want to lose weight so you can start living your healthiest life. At the Weight Loss and Wellness Center, we typically recommend surgical options only for those with a BMI above 40 or over 35 with complications such as:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
- Obesity and depression
- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
Other benefits to this weight loss surgery include the fact that it is less invasive, putting less stress on the body, resulting in a shorter recovery time. The short intestine’s preservation also allows for more nutrients to be absorbed into the body after the procedure.
This surgery has provided particular success to those of our patients who have Type 2 Diabetes, helping them control any impacts of this condition while also achieving their weight loss goals.
Find out if a modified duodenal switch is right for you
There are many different types of weight loss programs and surgeries available. How do you know what is suitable for you and your needs?
When you work with the Weight Loss and Wellness Center, you’ll have a team of experts on your side guiding you every step of the journey. Dr. Majid will determine the best weight loss solution for you – whether that be a surgical solution or a non-surgical option, such as nutritional counselling or a weight loss support group. Your weight loss journey should be focused on what works best for you, so you can take your health back into your own hands and start moving forward.
Are you ready to see what life looks like after weight loss? Request a consultation with us today, or give us a call at (973) 888-1085,