Duodenal Switch Cost in India starts from US $6,500 and varies depending on your medical history, comorbidities- if any, surgeon, hospital, and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.
An important expense when it comes to your Duodenal Switch cost in India is your bariatric surgeon's fees. IndiCure recommends highly experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering excellent results. Although the charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be assured that you are in safe and skilled hands when you choose bariatric surgery in India with IndiCure.
Having your Duodenal Switch surgery in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be all-inclusive and affordable.
The surgery-related expenses include the pre-and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the candidacy and the medical history of the patient. This also includes routine medical exams and tests to ensure you're a good fit for the procedure.
We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.
Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.
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If you are extremely obese and have tried numerous times to get your weight under control without success, your healthcare provider may recommend a bariatric surgical procedure known as biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS). This is commonly known as the duodenal switch.
To be a candidate, you must be morbidly obese or super obese (have a BMI greater than 50) and be healthy enough to tolerate surgery. Those who have comorbid conditions, like diabetes, are good candidates as well.
The surgery begins with multiple half-inch long incisions in the area of the stomach and middle of the abdomen. A portion of the stomach is removed that remains attached to the first segment of the small intestine, the duodenum, which is then separated from the rest of the small intestine.
The duodenum is then attached to the lowest part of the small intestine, bypassing the majority of the second and third segments of the small intestine.
The surgeon determines that there are no areas that are leaking, and then the instruments are withdrawn and the incisions are closed, typically with absorbable sutures or sterile tape.
You would stay at the hospital for 3-4 days after Duodenal Switch surgery under medical supervision if you choose to undergo SIPS in India. You would need around a week to recover and would stay for around 2 weeks in India to make sure you're on the right healing path before you go back to your own country. Patients are generally able to return to work within 2-3 weeks. Certain activities may be restricted for up to 6 weeks.
Even after this recovery time, there is ongoing recovery due to the need for serious lifestyle changes and changes in eating habits.
The healing process will occur throughout the new diet plan. For the first month following duodenal switch surgery, the patient's stomach will only be able to have liquids or soft foods. A dietician will work with DS patients in order to devise both a diet plan and a supplement plan.
Duodenal switch surgery has excellent results, with the average patient losing 70 to 80% of his excess weight in the two years that follow the procedure.
Long-term, most patients who choose this type of surgery end up with lasting results. In addition, patients are able to eat substantially larger portions than those who have other types of restrictive weight loss surgeries, allowing for greater patient satisfaction.
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Duodenal switch surgery is usually advisable for people who are significantly obese, having a Body mass index (BMI) of 50 or above, or a BMI of 40 or above as well as serious type 2 diabetes and other serious health issues.
Both Gastric Bypass and Duodenal switch procedures have their own advantages and disadvantages.
As per a recent study, a duodenal switch results in much better weight loss and improvements in blood lipids and glucose 5 years following surgery. It is also advisable for patients who are super-obese, i.e having a BMI of more than 50. However, these patients had greater long-term surgical and nutritional difficulties, as well as more severe gastrointestinal symptoms, than those who underwent gastric bypass.
Gastric Bypass on the other hand is advisable for patients who have a BMI of around 40 or 35+ with comorbid conditions, which leads to relatively lesser weight loss and also has lesser complications.
Dumping syndrome, as known as "rapid gastric emptying" happens when food, particularly sugar, passes through your stomach into your small intestines too rapidly. Nausea, diarrhea, bloating, uneasiness, anxiety, and frailty are some of the symptoms.
Yes, dumping syndrome is likely after a Duodenal Switch procedure.
Weight loss after the Duodenal switch is quite rapid. In just three months, patients often drop 30% of their excess weight, and in just one year, they are down by 80%. While other bariatric operations can result in weight gain, individuals who have undergone Duodenal switch are the least likely to gain weight after surgery.
You are a good candidate for Duodenal switch surgery if you are morbidly or superobese (have a BMI greater than 50) or have a BMI of around 35+ with comorbid conditions. It is important that you are healthy enough to tolerate surgery. Those who have comorbid conditions, like uncontrolled diabetes with obesity, are especially good candidates.
Weight loss is much faster and higher with the duodenal switch than with other weight loss surgery procedures, with a lower risk of regaining weight. The procedure is also more potent and efficacious at controlling Type II Diabetes Mellitus and other obesity related disorders.
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