A Biliopancreatic Diversion procedure is performed to alter the typical process of digestion by making the stomach smaller. It allows the food to pass through the part of the small intestine so that fewer calories are absorbed.
90% patients have lost up to 70 of their excess weight within a year of the surgery
It is the most effective bariatric surgery for the treatment of patients struggling with Type II Diabetes
Laparoscopic procedure ensures minimal invasion and hence the hospital stay is comparatively short
Patients have been able to maintain
Recommended: Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS)
Symptoms for Detecting Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion Treatment
If a patient has BMI higher than 45 and the weight is increasing rapidly then this surgery might be advised
In case the patient has other conditions like hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, joint pain, sleep apnea, etc. along with very high BMI then also this surgery might be advised
If the patient is a binge eater with uncontrollable urge to eat then also this surgery can be very effective
Suitable for patients with ineffective bariatric procedures in the past
Patients with severely affected metabolic activities
Medical Tests/ Diagnosis for Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion
Some tests are required to ascertain the success of Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion are:
Some Surgeons may also ask you to get the following tests on the basis of your medical history:
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Treatment Procedure of Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion
The Laparoscopic surgery is carried out under general anesthesia.
In the first stage the doctors staple out the larger part of the stomach and only a very small pouch is left. This restricts the amount a food which can be consumed. Making it a restrictive surgery.
The small intestine is divided into two unequal parts. The smaller lower end of the intestine is then connected to the newly created pouch.
This leads to bypassing of around 75% of the intestine. This gives the food very less time to get digested and hence forming the malabsorptive part of the surgery.
The removed intestine which carries the important digestive enzymes is then connected to the lower part of the small intestine so that food can mix with them to complete the digestion process.
This procedure has many positive effects on the body. The patients eat less, digest the food efficiently and the hunger inciting hormones also get subsided.
This is a complicated and lengthy procedure which may take between 3-4 hours.
After the Procedure of Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion
Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion is a big surgery and the patients stay in the hospital post operation may be between 4-7 seven days.
The patients will require around 12 weeks of rest before they can resume their regular daily life activities and work.
The patients will have to take vitamin, mineral and calcium supplements as this is a malabsorptive surgery and will have to go through screening for mineral deficiency annually.
In the initial post-operative stage only clear liquids will be given which will be slowly upgraded to purees and soft food and finally to solids over the period of time.
Fats and sweets are not well tolerated by the patients undergoing Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion and they can cause dumping syndrome, nausea, vomiting, etc.
The patients go through a rapid weight loss and will be able to lose around 75% of their excess weight easily if they follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
Other diseases and disorders related to obesity also see a significant relief as hypertension, diabetes, joint pain, sleep apnea, etc. are significantly controlled.
Factors Affecting Cost of Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion Treatment
Some of the following factors may affect your cost of treatment:
The Kind of hospital you opt for might affect the cost. A high end super specialty hospital will cost much higher.
Room –Standard single room, deluxe room, super deluxe room for the number of nights specified (including nursing fee, meals, room rate, and room service).
Operating room, ICU. In case of open surgery the time of operation and post operating observation time will increase.
Fee for the team of doctors (Surgeons ,Anesthetist ,Physiotherapist ,Dietician )
Standard test and diagnostic procedures
Type of Surgery Performed:
a. Laparoscopic Surgery
b. Open Surgery