Obesity Surgery

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 54–58

Duodenal Switch: An Effective Therapy for Morbid Obesity - Intermediate Results

  • A Baltasar
  • R Bou
  • M Bengochea
  • F Arlandis
  • C Escrivá
  • J Miró
  • R Martínez
  • N Pérez
Article

DOI: 10.1381/096089201321454114

Cite this article as:
Baltasar, A., Bou, R., Bengochea, M. et al. OBES SURG (2001) 11: 54. doi:10.1381/096089201321454114

Background: The duodenal switch (DS) is a variant of the biliopancreatic diversion (BPD), with a vertical subtotal gastrectomy and pylorus preservation. Methods: DS was used to treat morbid obesity in 125 patients, with mean BMI 50, with 65% of the patients super obese (SO). Patients have been followed for an intermediate period. Results: The percentage of excess weight loss (%EWL) was > 70% at 1 year, and reached 81.4% at 5 years when 97% of the patients had a %EWL > 50%. Comorbidities were cured or improved in all patients. Conclusion: DS was very effective for the treatment of the morbid obesity in the SO patients.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A Baltasar
    • R Bou
    • M Bengochea
    • F Arlandis
    • C Escrivá
    • J Miró
    • R Martínez
    • N Pérez

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