How big is your stomach after duodenal switch?

Benefits and risks of duodenal switch surgery After surgery, the stomach is roughly the size and shape of a banana and can hold approximately 3 ounces of food, as compared to the average stomach which can hold up to 4 cups of volume.

How long is duodenal switch?

The Duodenal Switch is an inpatient surgical procedure takes approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete. It begins with a Gastric Sleeve procedure in order to remove a large portion of the stomach. The stomach is divided vertically with the portion intact, shaped like a banana.

How much weight will I lose after duodenal switch surgery?

Patients typically lose 30% of their excess weight in just three months; and 80% in just one year. While you can regain weight after other bariatric procedures, DS patients are the least likely bariatric surgery patients to gain weight back.

How much of the stomach is removed for a duodenal switch?

What Happens During a Duodenal Switch Procedure? During the procedure, the outer margin of the stomach is removed, leaving a small, tubular stomach. Then, the first section of the small intestine is divided into two sections.

How long does the pain last after duodenal switch surgery?

Pain is still bearable for most people. Patients often experience the most pain between days 3 and day 6. Pain during days 3 to 6 is common because you are up on your feet more, turning your trunk more, and generally more active than before.

Is the duodenal switch laparoscopic?

Duodenal switch surgery is usually a laparoscopic procedure. This means our bariatric surgeons can do the surgery with small tools inserted through a few tiny incisions in your abdomen.

What do you eat after duodenal switch?

Foods in this stage are the consistency of applesauce. Mash foods very well, place food in a blender or food processor until it is the texture of applesauce/baby food. Take 30 minutes to eat meals, stop eating after 30minutes No fluid with meals or 30 minutes after eating.

How long does it take for stomach to heal after Duodenal Switch?

Expected Recovery Time: Duodenal Switch Most patients that undergo the lengthy procedure can expect anywhere from three to four weeks for recovery, but 4-6 weeks is the optimal healing time (for open surgery types).