Biliopancreatic Diversion Surgery


Biliopancreatic Diversion Surgery

A biliopancreatic diversion surgery is a form of gastric bypass procedure and one of the most efficient weight-loss assisting surgical procedures available today. The surgeon reduces the overall volume of the stomach through this procedure to enable less absorption of nutrients from the already restricted amount of diet being taken by the patient.

How Biliopancreatic Diversion Surgery works?

A biliopancreatic diversion surgery is a mal-absorptive cum restrictive type of bariatric (weight-loss assisting) surgery. It requires the surgeon to restrict the amount of food intake of the patient by decreasing the size of the stomach so the patient feels full with a considerably lesser amount of food while the reduction of the stomach provides less space for absorption to take place adequately in it. This reduced amount of food intake and less absorption of nutrients results in the body making less calories and hence, less (or no) fat is accumulated.

Biliopancreatic Diversion Surgery Procedures

The biliopancreatic diversion surgery is a major surgical procedure and the risks and complications along with the benefits and advantages are explained to you by the surgeon and doctor beforehand. Pre-surgical test such as an overall physical examination and the checking of your medical history will be performed to determine whether you are fit to undergo a surgery. The surgery may be performed using a conventional ‘open-type’ surgical method or the latest ‘minimally-invasive’ surgical method using a laparoscope. The surgical procedure begins with the administration of general anesthesia to the patient. The surgeon will make the required incisions to access the abdominal cavity. The next step involves reducing the size of the stomach by around more than 80%. This is done by enclosing around 15%-20% of the total stomach with sutures (or surgical staples) and removing the remainder of the excessive stomach portion, which in turn reduces the amount of food intake as well as lesser absorption of nutrients from the diet. After the surgeon has created the pouch they will divert the lower portion of the small intestine in the middle into two different connective tubes. The distal (lower) portion of the small intestine is connected to the stomach pouch where it avoids passage of food to the digestive tract allowing less absorption of nutrients.   Duodenal Switch This is a slightly differing bariatric surgery as it requires retaining a large portion of the stomach, including the pyloric valve and the duodenum. This method reduces the risk of dumping syndrome after the surgery and prevents malnutrition.

Who is a candidate for a Biliopancreatic Diversion Surgery?

You are considered to be an ideal candidate for a biliopancreatic diversion surgery if you are suffering from extreme to morbid obesity and all other non-surgical weight-loss methods have failed to reduce your weight to appropriate levels. Obesity affects millions of people worldwide although morbid obesity, with a BMI of 35 and above, is seen quite a considerable number of people due to genetics or irregular eating habits. Obesity is one of the major causes of many other medical diseases and disorders such as:
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Arthritis in joints
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Conditions
  • Gallbladder Problems
  • Uterine, Colon and Breast Cancer
  • Digestive disorders
  • Breathing problems
  • Psychological Issues
  • Infertility and difficulty in conceiving
A bariatric surgery such as the biliopancreatic diversion surgery is useful if other non-surgical weight-loss methods have failed to produce desired results.

Benefits of Biliopancreatic Diversion Surgery in India

Biliopancreatic surgery is often the last resort for many people suffering from obesity to lose weight significantly. This surgery has various benefits that might not be seen altogether with the other types of bariatric surgeries. These benefits are:
  • Biliopancreatic diversion surgery shows the best results regarding loss in weight.
  • Restriction of diet is not extreme as compared to other restrictive bariatric surgery types.
  • Weight loss is seen as long as 18-24 months after a biliopancreatic diversion surgery.
  • Many patients are able to lose over 75%-80% of total body weight over a 10-year period after biliopancreatic diversion surgery.
  • Additional surgery can be used to make certain adjustments, as well as partial reversal, if required after the main biliopancreatic diversion surgery.
  • Biliopancreatic diversion surgery is also used as a corrective method for many other bariatric procedures in case of their failure.
  • Biliopancreatic diversion surgery is successful in improving symptoms of various obesity-related disorders such as sleep apnea, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.
  • Significant weight loss after a biliopancreatic diversion surgery basically helps improve your quality of life.
Biliopancreatic diversion surgery in India is performed at the most modernly equipped hospitals and clinics in a large number of major Indian cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, etc. These hospitals have the best and most modern healthcare facilities with the latest in medical and surgical technologies that make the surgeries here more efficiently successful.

Complications of Biliopancreatic Diversion Surgery

As with any other major surgery there are certain risks and complications that are seen in a few cases after a biliopancreatic diversion surgery, such as:
  • Dumping Syndrome
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fainting spells
  • Dizziness
  • Additional nutrient supplements required
  • Certain mineral deficiencies
  • Infection
  • Stomach Leakage
  • Peritonitis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Gallstones
  • Blood Clot
  • Anemia
  • Constipation

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