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Published: Feb. 2, 2011
Updated: Feb. 2, 2011
Duodenal switch is a procedure performed by removing the left portion of the stomach to limit food intake and then “switching” the small intestine around to alter the digestion process and limit food absorption.
You will feel full more quickly, which reduces the amount of food you eat and the number of calories consumed. Bypassing part of the intestine also means that your body will absorb fewer calories.
Patients typically lose 60 to 80 percent of excess weight. Most weight loss is seen in the first year.