Duodenal Switch

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Duodenal switch is a type of weight loss surgery typically reserved for morbidly obese patients by shrinking the size of the stomach, limiting food intake, and by rerouting the small intestine and digestive loop to absorb fewer calories. LEARN MORE ›

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Yes, there are some post-surgery concerns, such as vitamin absorption concerns, but I am so happy with the results! I am 2 years post-op and have lost 225 pounds! Now, after struggling to conceive, my husband and I are expecting our first child! I am glad I worked through my fears!! I am so happy! READ MORE

Just to give you a bit of background information on myself: My name is Scott and I live in Beaumont, TX and I am 30 years old. I was about 440lb with a BMI of 59, so I've got quite a bit of weight that I'd like to lose. A lot of you may not have heard of the duodenal switch.... READ MORE

I had DS by Dr K in August of 2009 and I've lost 154lbs!  The procedure lasted about 4.5hrs. I was in the hospital for 4 days, back to work part time at a desk job 8 days post op, then full time the following week. The pain was less than a hysterectomy. I was 39 at the time of the... READ MORE

I was 28 years old. 420 some LBS. I had sleep apnea so bad that I would stop breathing in excess of 180+ seconds in different spurts while sleeping. I was in the beginning stages of type 2 diabetes and my kidneys were working so hardcore that I was dumping protein in my urine. Yea I was in BAD... READ MORE

Hi, everyone. I'm new here. I decided to have WLS earlier this year but was undecided on which procedure to have. I went back and forth several times before finally deciding on the DS. My surgery is on Wednesday, Dec. 2. I'm a little nervous but also excited about the future. I'm looking... READ MORE

I'm 33, I'm 5'6 1/2" and I have about 100 lbs to lose to meet my goal. I've read a lot of studies about different weight loss surgeries. I'm kind of at the point where I think I've read pretty much everything there is to read. So it's good to put the... READ MORE

The beginning of my journey was in 2007 and I started at 398lb. Last week I weighed in at 219.2lb and this morning I weighed in at 215.2lb. So I am down over 180lb since I started. I originally had lap band in April 2007 and it did help me. I was productive on it, I did follow all the rules... READ MORE

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How much does Duodenal Switch cost?

The typical cost for Duodenal Switch ranges from $42,000-$42,000 with an average cost of $42,000. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 1 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more