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The duodenal switch surgery available through Tijuana Bariatrics has proven to be one of the most effective forms of bariatric surgery available. The 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.

An In-depth Look at Duodenal Switch Surgery

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.

Illustration of a Duodenal Switch Surgery

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.

Contact Tijuana Bariatrics about Duodenal Switch Surgery

To learn more about bariatric surgery option available through Tijuana Bariatrics, please contact our weight loss specialists today! All of the procedures offered through Tijuana Bariatrics are safe and effective, and we will devote ourselves to helping you reach your weight loss goals. We believe everyone deserves to be healthy, happy, and confident in his or her own skin. By offering procedures such as duodenal switch surgery through Tijuana Bariatrics, we can help you take control of your life once and for all.

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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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