Over the last few years, the single anastomosis duodenal switch procedure has become more available as a less-invasive, modified version of the duodenal switch procedure. This procedure works by creating a sleeve gastrectomy that promotes restriction and hunger control. After the sleeve is created, the intestines are rerouted in a way that’s similar to a gastric bypass procedure. The key difference of a single anastomosis duodenal switch from a traditional duodenal switch is that, rather than two connections, a single connection is made into a loop configuration. Having a single connection not only makes the procedure much quicker but also lessens the risk of leaks.
This procedure takes, on average, an hour and a half to complete, and the recovery period is comparable to other bariatric procedures. This often means symptoms and varying degrees of pain while you’re recovering from bed rest. You’ll stay with us for the recovery period so that, if the pain becomes too intense, we will be to respond and help you immediately. Luckily, unlike gastric bypass, you don’t have to worry about dumping syndrome because food is held by the sleeve to prevent the food from entering the small intestine too quickly; therefore, you can avoid issues like cramps, diarrhea, or nausea. To encourage your recovery, it’s key that you stimulate the body to promote blood circulation, so you can expect light exercise to be a part of your recovery to expedite the healing process.
Priding ourselves on our adoption of modern and cutting-edge procedures, our clinic here in Las Vegas employs professionals with a history of experience and expertise. We want only the best for our patients, and Dr. Jon Williams has made it our commitment to provide the best care possible by adopting new procedures that are effective, safe, and better for the patient. If you’re looking for a weight reduction procedure, you will find no clinic better than ours.