Category Archives: General Surgery

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) Gastric Bypass   The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch – abbreviated as BPD/DS – is a procedure with two components. First, a smaller, tubular stomach pouch is created by removing a portion of the stomach, very similar to the sleeve gastrectomy. Next, a large portion of the small intestine…
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Adjustable Gastric Band

[wpdevart_youtube]5_Ef-2CBwk0[/wpdevart_youtube] Adjustable Gastric Band The Adjustable Gastric Band – often called the band – involves an inflatable band that is placed around the upper portion of the stomach, creating a small stomach pouch above the band, and the rest of the stomach below the band. The Procedure The common explanation of how this device works…
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Sleeve Gastrectomy

[wpdevart_youtube]XQACNOwjics[/wpdevart_youtube] Sleeve Gastrectomy The Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy – often called the sleeve – is performed by removing approximately 80 percent of the stomach. The remaining stomach is a tubular pouch that resembles a banana. The Procedure This procedure works by several mechanisms. First, the new stomach pouch holds a considerably smaller volume than the normal…
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Gastric Bypass

[wpdevart_youtube]LZURf6x03sg[/wpdevart_youtube] Gastric Bypass The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass – often called gastric bypass – is considered the ‘gold standard’ of weight loss surgery and is the most commonly performed bariatric procedure worldwide. The Procedure There are two compo nents to the procedure. First, a small stomach pouch, approximately one ounce or 30 milliliters in volume, is…
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