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Duodenal switch procedure

  • Commonly referred to as DS, this surgery is a combination of the sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. It changes the amount of food you can eat and your ability to absorb calories to help you succeed at long-term weight loss. Weight loss is rapid. This complex operation has higher short-term risks and long-term nutritional risks than the other weight loss surgeries. It is reserved for those people with the most serious obesity.


    • Rapid weight loss
    • High resolution co-morbid conditions


    • Higher potential for nutritional deficiencies


    Procedure locations

    This surgical weight loss option is available at:

    Allina Health Weight Management - Abbott Northwestern
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    St. Francis Regional Medical Center Bariatric Center
    Shakopee, Minnesota 

  • Source: Allina Health Weight Management
    Reviewed by: Stacy Erstad, PA-C, MPAS, Allina Health Weight Management
    First published: 05/25/2005
    Last reviewed: 09/04/2017