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Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch

Malabsorptive operations, such as a biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS), restrict both food intake and the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs. In this procedure, a larger portion of the stomach is left intact, including the pyloric valve that regulates the release of contents from the stomach into the small intestine. The duodenum is divided near this valve and small intestine divided as well. The portion of the small intestine connected to large intestine is attached to the short duodenal segment next to the stomach. The remaining segment of the duodenum connected to the pancreas and gallbladder is attached to this limb closer to the large instestine. Where contents from these two segments mix is called the common channel, which dumps into the large intestine.

Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch

Review Date: 6/21/2018

Reviewed By: Joshua Kunin, MD, Consulting Colorectal Surgeon, Zichron Yaakov, Israel. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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