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Obes Surg. 2001 Feb;11(1):54-8.

Duodenal switch: an effective therapy for morbid obesity--intermediate results.

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Surgical Service, Virgen de los Lirios Hospital, Alcoy, Alicante, Spain. abaltasar@seco.org

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The duodenal switch (DS) is a variant of the biliopancreatic diversion (BPD), with a vertical subtotal gastrectomy and pylorus preservation.

METHODS:

DS was used to treat morbid obesity in 125 patients, with mean BMI 50, with 65% of the patients super obese (SO). Patients have been followed for an intermediate period.

RESULTS:

The percentage of excess weight loss (%EWL) was > 70% at 1 year, and reached 81.4% at 5 years when 97% of the patients had a %EWL > 50%. Comorbidities were cured or improved in all patients.

CONCLUSION:

DS was very effective for the treatment of the morbid obesity in the SO patients.

PMID:
11361169
DOI:
10.1381/096089201321454114
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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