Benefits & Advantages of Biliopancreatic Diversion Surgery - Obesity Surgery Guide

This procedure does have certain advantages over the gastric bypass which are as follows:  

  • Rapid weight loss.  This can be as much as 70 to 80% in the first year after surgery.  And, there is less risk of regaining weight.
  • Unlikely to experience the unpleasant ‘dumping syndrome’. 
  • Appears to have the greatest impact upon obesity related conditions such as high blood pressure, asthma, sleep apnoea, Type 2 diabetes etc.
  • Do not have to eat special meals.  Patients find that they can eat more ‘normal’ meals than with other procedures.
  • Less risk of developing ulcers.

And, what is very important here is that long term weight loss is possibly greater than with any other procedure.

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