Tijuana Bariatrics in Tijuana, MX, offers several bariatric surgery options for patients who want to lose weight and jumpstart a healthier lifestyle. The duodenal switch procedure has often been used to help reverse diabetes in overweight individuals. However, until recent years, it had not been widely performed, as it was viewed as a complex procedure with digestive side effects.
Today, a modified version is delivering exceptional results: the SADI procedure. The clinical term for this treatment is single anastomosis duodeno-ileostomy with sleeve gastrectomy. Patients who undergo this procedure can lose up to 80 percent of their excess weight. In addition, it can reverse Type 2 diabetes in about 95 percent of individuals who undergo the surgery.
The SADI procedure offers a number of advantages over other bariatric surgery options. Here are a few of the most notable:
- Over time, patients are able to eat near normal meals following SADI compared to other bariatric procedures.
- The procedure only involves a single bowel anastomosis instead of two. As a result, there is a reduced risk of hernias, obstructions, ulcers, and other complications.
- The procedure promotes appetite reduction by making favorable changes to gut hormones.
- There is a significantly lower risk of dumping syndrome since the pyloric valve is preserved.
- SADI can be performed as a standalone procedure or as a revision after gastric band, gastric sleeve, or gastric bypass.
Are There Disadvantages?
The primary drawback of SADI is that patients who undergo the procedure will require close monitoring for anemia, protein malnutrition, and bone disease. Another disadvantage is that long-term research is lacking, compared to traditional bariatric procedures. However, the research conducted so far has been encouraging.
About the SADI Procedure
The SADI procedure requires two surgical steps at our Tijuana, MX, practice. The first phase is gastric sleeve surgery, which can be completed laparoscopically. During this procedure, your surgeon reduces the size of the stomach, removing about 80 percent of it. This helps restrict the amount of food you can eat.
When the gastric sleeve surgery is complete, your medical team will monitor you during recovery to ensure you are healing as expected. During this time, you will adjust to your new diet and lifestyle.
Once you have recovered from the first phase, we will schedule you for phase two. During this procedure, your surgeon performs an intestinal bypass. This malabsorption surgery limits the number of calories and nutrients absorbed during digestion.
Life after the SADI Procedure
Since SADI promotes malabsorption, it is important to take all necessary vitamins and supplements. You will also be given specific dietary guidelines to help you through the initial healing phase. You will start with an all-liquid diet and move to soft foods as your body allows.
Patients who undergo this procedure can enjoy significant weight loss and a better quality of life. Diabetes is typically reversed, and the risk for heart disease, stroke, and other complications are greatly reduced.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you are exploring weight loss surgery options, talk to your doctor about the SADI procedure. To learn more, schedule a consultation at our Tijuana, MX, practice. Contact us online or call our office at (800) 308-3607.