Duodenal Switch Surgery

What Is The Duodenal Switch Surgery?

Duodenal switch, otherwise called a biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS), is a combination of two more common procedures: the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and the biliopancreatic diversion. It exists because some patients needed much more help than a gastric bypass could provide and because patients who got the biliopancreatic diversion wanted a more restrictive solution.

It’s essentially two different surgeries in one. The first stage is to staple off part of the stomach and create a small pouch, which will be the part of the stomach that can hold food. However, where the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass will reconnect the stomach to a lower part of the intestine (jejunum), the duodenal switch keeps it connected to the upper part (duodenum).

Get Duodenal Switch Surgery

If you’ve tried getting bariatric surgery but have not been satisfied with the results, then you might want to consider getting duodenal switch surgery. The duodenal switch is a combination between gastric bypass and biliopancreatic diversion and is not a typical weight loss surgery. Patients who choose the duodenal switch do so because they’ve been unable to lose weight and they have a BMI that indicates morbid obesity.

Reasons To Choose Duodenal Switch Surgery


We perform the duodenal switch in our top-of-the-line surgical suites, outfitted with the latest technology and meeting the highest standards for health and safety.


We take a concierge approach with our patients, meaning we account for your every need throughout your stay, from excellent accommodations to comfortable transportation.


Duodenal switch surgery in Mexico is known for delivering incredible results. Most patients will find that they lose about half their excess body weight within 12 months of surgery.


Risks of Duodenal Switch Surgery

All surgeries have a risk of blood clots, excessive bleeding, infection, and death.

The long-term risks of duodenal switch include:

The short-term risks of duodenal switch include:


Benefits of Duodenal Switch Surgery

Obesity is a disease, and as such, you deserve treatment for it. A high BMI shortens your life expectancy, leads to health complications, and overall reduces your quality of life. While shedding pounds won’t fix every problem, a healthier and happier you is better positioned to tackle all the things that come your way. Here are some of the most notable benefits of gastric sleeve in Tijuana to keep in mind.


Succesful Surgery


Frequently Asked Question

Based on the results of several studies and reports from patients who underwent the duodenal switch procedure, patients can expect to lose around 70% of their excess weight within a year due to the procedure. This is much greater than nearly any other bariatric procedure and is why this surgery is preferred for morbidly obese patients who need swift and decisive weight loss help.