When your weight has gotten out of control, it can be difficult to reclaim your health without help.

The duodenal switch surgery available through Tijuana Bariatrics has proven to be an effective form of bariatric surgery

So why should you consider undergoing duodenal switch surgery?

Losing Weight with a Duodenal Switch Can Improve Your Quality of Life

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A Duodenal Switch Offers Significant Weight Loss Results

Within 2 years of surgery, patients lost 73% of their excess body weight

...compared to 63% weight loss in gastric bypass patients and 49% in gastric banding patients.

*According to a study in Gastroenterology Research and Practice

Can All Patients Benefit from a Duodenal Switch?

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Enjoy a Near-Normal Diet after Surgery

One of the main reasons patients opt for a duodenal switch over other forms of weight loss surgery is the post-procedure diet.

The techniques used in this form of bariatric surgery do not interfere with the ability of your stomach to function.

A duodenal switch allows you to eat normal, healthy portions of food without difficulty while still limiting the amount of calories you intake for dramatic weight loss.

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Benefit from Advanced Training and Techniques

Also known as biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS), this form of weight loss surgery requires an advanced skill set.

The network of doctors at Tijuana Bariatrics has undergone extensive training in a variety of bariatric surgery procedures. Dr. Fernando Garcia alone has performed over 6,500 bariatric surgeries and has received training in laparoscopic surgery to make your treatment safer and less invasive.


An In-depth Look at Duodenal Switch Surgery

This revolutionary surgical procedure helps patients lose weight quickly and keep it off. The surgery combines restrictive components with a malabsorptive element, which will help you reach your long-term weight loss goals. If your weight has gotten out of control and you want to reclaim your health, our team can help put your weight loss plan into motion.

During duodenal switch surgery, Dr. Fernando Garcia performs a partial gastrectomy to reduce the size of the stomach. The resection is created along the elongated side of the stomach to restrict the stomach’s capacity to hold food. The normal functionality of the organ isn’t compromised; rather, only its size is reduced.  Unlike other gastric bypass procedures, the pyloric valve and the duodenum will remain intact. The preservation of the pathways will allow food to pass through the stomach and intestines with ease, and your body will be able to absorb a healthy amount of nutrients throughout the digestive process.

Additionally, during duodenal switch surgery, Dr. Garcia will rearrange the layout of the small intestine to differentiate the flow of food from the flow of stomach bile and pancreatic juices. By adjusting your small intestine, our Dr. Garcia can restrict your caloric intake while your food breaks down in your digestive track. Fat absorption will be limited throughout the process as your food makes its way into the large intestine.

Advantages of Duodenal Switch Surgery

There are multiple advantages of undergoing duodenal switch surgery compared to other bariatric surgery procedures. Some of the advantages include:

  • Patients are able to eat normal, healthy portions of food without difficulty (e.g., a small steak, chicken salad, pasta)
  • Food is able to be properly digested
  • The ability of the stomach to function is not impaired in any way
  • Because the pyloric valve remains intact, patients are unlikely to develop dumping syndrome, ulcers, and blockages
  • Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce your risk of obesity-related diseases and help to relieve symptoms of any conditions your currently have
  • You will feel more confident in your own skin
  • You will have more energy as you begin to lose weight

As with any surgery, there are risks associated with this bariatric procedure. Dr. Garcia will evaluate your health and your medical history before recommending a treatment plan. We, at Tijuana Bariatrics are always honest with our patients, which is why we provide them with unbiased information about all of our surgical bariatric treatments. In doing so, we can help them feel confident in their decisions regarding their treatment.

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The network of physicians coordinating with Tijuana Bariatrics performs a wide range of services, including bariatric surgery and plastic surgery. By choosing Tijuana Bariatrics, you can experience safe care in luxury accommodations from a board-certified surgeon.

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Dr. Garcia is awesome. I chose bariatrics vertical sleeve surgery. I've lost 85 lbs. since January 2017. No complications... I regret not doing this years ago. Debbie M.

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San Diego, CA 92101

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2534 State Street
Ste 417
San Diego, CA 92101

Open Today 8:00am - 8:00pm

No surgery procedures provided at this location

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Diego Rivera 2386, Ste 502
Zona Urbana Río Tijuana
Tijuana, BCN 22010

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