Understanding the Duodenal Switch

The Duodenal Switch (DS) is a combination weight loss surgery procedure that is both restrictive and malabsorptive. With the duodenal switch, the size of your stomach is reduced by about 70%, and part of the intestine is also switched around to change how food is digested and limit calorie absorption. This helpful article offers a primer on the duodenal switch, including the advantages and disadvantages of this innovative bariatric procedure.