Complications of Biliopancreatic Diversion and Duodenal Switch

  • Nabil Tariq
  • Jihad Kudsi


Given the increasing discussion about BPD-DS and its younger sibling the SADI as one of the options for weight regain after a sleeve gastrectomy, it’s very important to be aware of the potential short-term and long-term complications associated with these operations. Early complications include mortality, infectious complications (wound infections and anastomotic/staple line leaks), venous thromboembolism, bleeding, and early bowel obstruction. Long-term complications include internal hernias, GI malabsorptive symptoms, and nutritional deficiencies. We will briefly discuss these complications and their treatment options.


Duodenal switch SADI Early complications Late complications Anastomotic leak Internal hernia Nutritional deficiencies Micronutrient deficiencies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Houston Methodist Hospital, Department of SurgeryWeill Cornell College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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