Duodenal Switch in Spain

1 clinic(s) offering Duodenal Switch treatment in Spain
Vithas Xanit International Hospital Verified

Xanit International Hospital is the leading private hospital on the Costa del Sol. It is located in Benalmádena, approximately 15 minutes drive from Malaga Airport and 20 minutes from Marbella. We provide complete bariatric surgical care and have the expertise to manage the most challenging and complex conditions. We offer comprehensive evaluations before surgery and follow-up care after surgery.

I am delighted with the treatment I received at the Vithas Xanit International Hospital, not only with my operation, but also with the follow-up that has been done to my daughter, who is also a patient of this wonderful hospital. All the staff of the center and the doctors who have followed my case have treated me with great kindness and have explained at every moment the steps to follow. We visited this hospital before because my wife and I had a medical check-up and we were delighted. Thanks again to those responsible for Patient Care, Nursing, Physicians, etc. for their professionalism and kindness these days. Estoy encantado con el trato que he recibido en el Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, ya no solo con mi operación, sino también con el seguimiento que se le ha hecho a mi hija, que también es paciente de este estupendo hospital. Todo el personal del centro y los doctores que han seguido mi caso me han tratado con una gran amabilidad y me han explicado en cada momento los pasos a seguir. Ya visitamos este hospital con anterioridad porque mi mujer y yo nos hicimos un chequeo médico y quedamos encantados. Dar las gracias de nuevo a las responsables de Atención al Paciente, Enfermería, Médicos, etc. por su profesionalidad y amabilidad en estos días.
June 2018
My visit to the hospital was excellent, not only for the treatment received but also for the professionalism of the specialists who treated me. I have been very satisfied with the service they have given me. Mi visita al hospital fue excelente, no sólo por el trato recibido sino también por la profesionalización de los especialistas que me atendieron. He quedado muy satisfecho con el servicio que me han prestado.
June 2018
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What is Duodenal Switch?

The Duodenal Switch is a malabsorptive weight loss procedure. With this weight loss surgery the stomach is reduced in size to limit food intake and the small intestine is relocated to limit food absorption and alter the digestion process.


This bariatric operation has greatly improved the health and quality of life for many obese individuals by helping them achieve and maintain significant long-term weight loss.


A Good Candidate for Duodenal Switch

Once you and your physician have decided on weight loss surgery, the next step is to choose the best technique for your obesity. This is an individualized decision based on many factors.


If you have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40, you may be a candidate for the duodenal switch. The duodenal switch may be effective for people with excessive BMIs of greater than 55.


The surgery does have more complications and may not be the right choice for certain high risk individuals, including those with heart failure. Determine if the duodenal switch is right for you by talking to a bariatric surgeon.


Duodenal Switch Procedure

Duodenal switch is combined of two surgical techniques: restrictive and malabsorptive.


The duodenal switch can also be performed laparoscopically, allowing the surgeon to make small incisions as opposed to one large incision. He or she inserts a viewing tube with a small camera (laparoscope) and other tiny insert instruments into these small incisions to perform the duodenal switch procedure. The restrictive method involves reducing the size of the stomach.


Malabsorptive surgeries restrict the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs. The malabsorptive method of duodenal switch surgery involves rearranging the small intestine.


Unlike the restrictive part of the surgery, the intestinal bypass part of the duodenal switch is partially reversible for those who experience malabsorptive complications.


With the duodenal switch, you consume less food, in which a majority of the foot intake passes through the shortened intestines undigested.


Average Duration of Duodenal Switch: 3-4 hours