Procedure for Deuodenal Switch
The malabsorptive component of duodenal switch surgery rearranges the small intestine to separate the flow of food from the flow of bile and pancreatic juices. This inhibits the absorption of calories and some nutrients. Further down the digestive tract, these divided intestinal paths are rejoined and food and digestive juices then begin to mix. Limited fat absorption occurs in the “common tract,” as food continues on toward the large intestine.