Modified Duodenal Switch (SADI-S)
at Cedar Park Surgeons, PA (near Austin)
For patients with severe obesity, the Modified Duodenal Switch, also called Laparoscopic Single Anastomosis Duodenal-Ileal bypass with Sleeve or SADI-S, is the most effective surgery for achieving significant, long-term weight loss. This bariatric surgery may be performed as the primary surgery or as a sleeve gastrectomy revision when the gastric sleeve results are insufficient.
Although duodenal switch surgery has been for more than fifty years, it was not until the refinement of the SADI-S during the past few years that the procedure received endorsements from the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
With the surgical assistance of the DaVinci robot system, Cedar Park Bariatric Surgeons Nicole Basa and Alan Abando offer modified duodenal switch surgery (SADI-S) to patients who desire significant weight loss and resolution of obesity-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, and imbalanced blood fats.
In the first part, a large portion of the stomach is removed to create a much smaller and narrower stomach than the original (sleeve gastrectomy). The reduction of stomach size restricts the quantity of food that can be eaten before feelings of fullness are experienced.
The second part of the procedure consists of bypassing a section of the small bowel, thereby reducing the amount of surface available for absorbing nutrients and calories.
In combination, the new anatomy restricts the amount eaten and reduces the absorption of calories from the small amount of food consumed.