Candidates for DS Surgery
Duodenal switch surgery is for individuals who are deemed obese or morbidly obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 50 or more or for those whose weight is causing them serious health problems. Some surgeons may allow those with a BMI of 40 or more or those with a body mass index of 35 or more with at least one comorbidity. Some examples of these obesity-related health conditions include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, Type II Diabetes and heart disease. It’s important to remember that obesity surgery is never a quick fix for one’s weight problem. Regular exercise and a healthy diet help patients to continue to lose weight after surgery too.