The duodenal switch procedure combines malabsorptive and restrictive weight loss surgery methods. By reducing the size of the stomach and by bypassing part of the small intestine, the procedure helps patients reduce the food intake, but also the calories intake. This surgery has proved to be very effective when it comes to losing weight and treating metabolic syndrome. Due to drastic weight loss, patients also end up controlling their associated diseases. This surgery takes place in two stages. The first stage consists of Sleeve Gastrectomy followed by Gastric Bypass after a few months.
The duodenal switch procedure gets the stomach vertically divided about 80% of the stomach is removed. It will be a smaller, banana-shaped version of your stomach that will continue in its digestive functions. The pyloric valve is left in place so it continues to regulate the food transit into the small intestine.
Because of duodenal switch high expected weight loss, patients will be required to meet these requirements:
For Duodenal Switch surgery at Bypass Gastrico Merida, you have to pay $9,000. The cost of medical care in Western countries like the U.S. is very high. Moreover, many weight loss surgeries are not covered by insurance. Low cost of healthcare and easy approachability from the US are the two factors which make Mexico a popular destination for medical tourists looking to combat obesity surgically without spending a fortune. The average cost of weight loss surgery in Mexico could be 50% less than that in the US, even after adding the traveling expenses.
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