A small, tube-shaped pouch is created to decrease stomach size and hold less food, and the small intestine is divided into two sections and attached to the lower part of the smaller stomach. This allows food to go past most of the small intestine and not mix with digestive enzymes until further down the tract.
Expected Outcomes / Benefits:
- A pouch is created in the stomach and the small intestine is divided into two parts
- The lower part then attaches to the smaller stomach, physically changing the upper digestive tract
- Food goes past most of the small intestine and does not mix with digestive enzymes until later
- No food restrictions, larger meal allowance, average excess weight loss greater than other surgeries and can resolve/improve Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and high cholesterol
For more information or to see if you are a candidate for BPD-DS, please call Weight Loss Solutions at 573-331-3993.