Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD-DS) is a procedure is offering new hope for some of the area’s heaviest and most at-risk patients. Sisters Hospital is the only local hospital where this complex procedure is performed.
BPD-DS is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure that has two components. First, it restricts food by removing a large portion of the stomach and creating a small, tube-like stomach pouch similar to the popular sleeve gastrectomy procedure. Next, a large portion of the small intestine is bypassed which reduces the amount of calories, fat, protein and nutrients the body absorbs.
This surgery is usually performed on individuals who are classified as “super-obese,” those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 50 or a BMI of 40 with uncontrolled type-2 diabetes.
The advantages of this procedure are that it not only changes the capacity of the stomach, but also reduces the hormones that affect hunger and increases the effects of feeling full. BPD-DS is very effective at improving existing health conditions like diabetes, and high blood pressure, and can provide a weight loss between 65 and 80% of the excess body weight.
Sisters of Charity Hospital Bariatric Program
If you are considering BPD-DS, there’s only one place to choose – Sisters of Charity Hospital.
The Sisters of Charity Hospital Bariatric Program has been nationally recognized for excellence, and our highly skilled team of surgeons, nurses, nutritionists, therapists and counselors is ready to help you regain a healthy life.
Private rooms, and an environment specially designed for the needs of bariatric patients, help us provide you with care that is both comfortable and dignified. And with minimally invasive surgical options that mean less pain and quicker recoveries, and two convenient hospital locations to choose from, we can help make the journey to a healthier life a little easier.