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The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.
Duodenal Switch Cost in India starts from US $ 6500 and varies depending on your medical history, comorbidities- if any, surgeon, hospital, and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.
Factors that affect Duodenal Switch Surgery Cost in India
Bariatric Surgeon’s Fees
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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Best Bariatric Surgeons in India
Dr. Raman Goel
Dr. Ramen Goel, a highly qualified gastro-intestinal surgeon with more than 25 years of experience, is one of India’s bariatric surgery pioneers. He has committed the past 20 years to performing a wide range of procedures using modern laparoscopic techniques. He is a member of the Surgical Review Corporation’s International Review Committee, which awards Centers of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery.
Dr. Sanjay Borude
Dr. Sanjay Borude is a highly renowned bariatric surgeon with more than 26 years of experience in the field. He has the LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS for BARIATRIC SURGERY ON 11 MONTHS OLD BABY. Performed ASIA’s first Google Eye’ Bariatric Surgery with Google team. He is a pioneering surgeon in the field of obesity surgery in India.
Dr. H. V. Shivram
Dr. Shivaram H V is one of the country’s most renowned GI and bariatric surgeons, with a long list of groundbreaking studies and publications to his name. A huge number of national and international patients have benefited from his expertise in laparoscopic surgery, pancreatic surgery, gastro-intestinal surgery, and bariatric/metabolic surgery.
Best Bariatric Surgery Hospitals in India
Wockhardt Hospitals is the branch of the leading Wockhardt pharmaceutical company in India. The company is more than four decades old and is present in more than 20 countries around the globe. Wockhardt has 9 hospitals in India in Mumbai, Nagpur, Rajkot, Nashik, and Surat. Wockhardt hospitals have entered into a strategic alliance with Partners Medical International, USA, whereby the group has access to Harvard’s expertise in clinical and surgical fields.
Fortis La Femme Hospital
Fortis La Femme, founded in 2004, is a multi-specialty hospital that provides care for all periods of a woman’s life, including birth, motherhood, menopause, and beyond. The hospital was named the winner of the ‘Most Popular Maternity Hospitals’ category in Child magazine’s Most Popular Awards 2013. More than 11,000 deliveries and 7,500 gynecological operations have been performed.
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What is Duodenal Switch ?
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.
It can help you lose more weight than either the gastric bypass or the sleeve gastrectomy. The surgery has been shown to help reduce obesity and related illnesses. These include heart disease, high blood pressure, and especially type 2 diabetes.
SIPS Duodenal Switch
SIPS (Single-Anastomosis Duodenal Switch) surgery is very similar to other forms of bariatric surgery, like Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy procedures. It is also done laparoscopically or robotically, meaning that the process is minimally-invasive for optimal recovery.
SIPS procedures are often slightly longer than other forms of bariatric surgery, lasting three to four hours. However, hospital stays are short, with most patients returning home in 48 to 72 hours.
Am I a Good Candidate?
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.
How is Duodenal Switch done?
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.
What is the Recovery after Duodenal Switch like?
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.
What Results Can I Expect from Duodenal Switch?
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.
Questions to Ask
We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Duodenal Switch in India.
- Is the bariatric surgeon board certified?
- How experienced is the Surgeon?
- Which language does the surgeon speak?
- Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
- Is it possible to see before and after photographs
- What about the risks involved?
- Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
- How long will the recovery period be?
- Can I go for a second opinion?
- Can I have feedback from real people?
Preparation for the Surgery
Prepare to answer questions about your:
- Medical history and exams
- Previous surgeries
- Current medication review
- History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
- Surgical expectations
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Frequently Asked Questions
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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