Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) Specialists in DFW

Texas Surgical Hospital is the leading surgical hospital for biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) patients in North Texas. Our state-of-the-art technologies and advanced surgical techniques result in better outcomes for weight-loss surgery patients.
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We are currently accepting new patients and following strict COVID-19 safety protocols at our surgical hospital.

What is Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)?

The weight-loss surgical procedure called Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) is a safe and effective surgical option for those who have not found success with traditional non-surgery options like lifestyle modifications.

It involves reducing the amount of food and nutrients your stomach and body absorb. A sleeve gastrectomy is the first step in this procedure. This is when 80% of the stomach is removed, and the valve to the small intestines remains intact.

The second step is to connect the end of the intestines to the duodenum located by the stomach. It can help to lose more weight than gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy alone.

Am I a Candidate for Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)?

This surgical option is complex and is used in fewer cases where the benefits outweigh the risks. BPD/DS offers the most amount of weight loss available, so careful consideration of candidacy is of utmost importance. A bariatric surgeon may recommend BPD/DS in instances of a body mass index (BMI) exceeding 50, as well as the presence of serious health issues. Health issues that may accompany a high BMI include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Lung disease
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol

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We are currently accepting new patients. Call us now at (972) 945-3770 to book your consultation at Texas Surgical Hospital.

Dr. Chukwuma Apakama
Dr. Chukwwuma Apakama
Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon

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