If you have made a decision to change your life and have a gastric surgery abroad, now the next step is choosing the best type of surgery. One of the more and more popular procedures is Duodenal switch surgery. Of course, as for every surgery, you need to be aware that the surgery itself would not make you slim and you need to put a great effort to change your lifestyle. Only then, would the procedure bring you the desired results? Duodenal switch abroad together with the long-term change of your lifestyle will make you healthier, more confident and attractive.
Table of contents
- 1 5 reasons why should you have the duodenal switch done
- 2 Duodenal switch is a simple procedure
- 3 Diet after the duodenal switch is suitable for you
- 4 Duodenal switch in Poland reviews
- 5 Price of the duodenal switch in Poland is more affordable than in the UK or the USA
- 6 The duodenal switch gives much better results than other weight loss surgery procedures
- 7 Recovery time after the duodenal switch is short and simple
5 reasons why should you have the duodenal switch done
Duodenal switch is a simple procedure
A duodenal switch surgery is also called Gastric Reduction Duodenal Switch (GRDS) or Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD-DS). It refers to a bariatric surgery where a part of the stomach is removed and small intestines are re-routed, as a result of which food follows a separate route from that of digestive juices and bile. It is a relatively complicated procedure and only experienced surgeons agree to perform it.
|Price of duodenal switch||from 4000 GBP|
|Length of duodenal switch procedure||2-3 hours|
|Required medical tests|
Abdominal ultrasound, blood count (CBC), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), cortisol, creatinine, electrolytes, prolactin and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), Cardiac catheterization, Chest X-ray, Colonoscopy Echocardiogram Electrocardiogram (EKG) Flexible sigmoidoscopy, Mammogram, Pap smear, Pelvic ultrasound, Pulmonary function tests
|Stay in the clinic||3-4 days|
|Stay in Poland||6-8 days|
|Back to work||2 weeks|
|Contraindications||severe heart or lung disease, portal hypertension, cirrhosis, if you are on chronic, long-term steroid treatment or have an autoimmune connective tissue disease|
Diet after the duodenal switch is suitable for you
The affordable Duodenal switch in Poland gains popularity mainly because, after the procedure, patients may eat normal meals (but smaller portions) and lose weight at the same time. During the surgery, the significant part of the most stretchable stomach portion is removed, but the basic structure of the stomach remains the same. Also, about ⅔ of the upper small intestines is bypassed, so the absorption of calories is very decreased. So, these are a restriction of food consumption and malabsorption that cause a significant weight loss. One of the main advantages of the duodenal switch is that the stomach digests food normally as before the procedure.
Duodenal switch in Poland reviews
Duodenal switch was the best decision in my life
It’s been years before I decided to have a duodenal switch. Finally, in 2016 I made this decision. I cannot say that the whole process was easy for me, but definitely, it was worth the price. I got pregnant 5 months ago (which I couldn’t do for years before surgery) and significantly improved my health. My BMI on the surgery day was 43 and now it is 29 (I’m pregnant now). I still can’t believe how successful duodenal switch can be! It was a giant u-turn for me and my partner
Rose, the UK
Duodenal switch was my second gastric surgery
I had my 1st weight loss surgery in 2003, but it ended up in failure. I tried over 8 years to lose weight, but no results at all. Then, I was so frustrated that I fell into emotional and stress eating again. It lasted for 2 or 3 years. Finally, I reached almost 220 kg and couldn’t even get out of bed. My parents talked me into trying a second surgery and I did it for them. I had a duodenal switch because I was too big for any other procedures. I stuck to the diet and instructions for my parents only. But when I went for a walk 1st time after years, saw the sun, felt the spring in the air, I realized that life can be beautiful and I want to live, not just vegetate. Now, I’m still losing weight and feel great. I eat healthily, go walking and swimming regularly. I dare to go out and talk to people! My weight is 125 kg and I know that it is not over yet. I’ve never felt so good and grateful to all who helped me!
Mandy, the UK
I’m surprised with duodenal switch results
I had a duodenal switch 11 months ago. I started with the weight of 240 kg. Now, I weigh 140 kg. This surgery was the only I was qualified for, probably because of my weight. I’ve never expected it could be so effective. I’m still in contact with my surgeon, psychologist, and dietician - I wouldn’t make it without them. Thank you all.
Lorenzo, the USA
Thank you dr Kowalski!
I’m happy with my duodenal switch results
Price of the duodenal switch in Poland is more affordable than in the UK or the USA
The price for any weight loss surgery in Poland differs from the prices offered by other countries. There are many factors that determine the price and these factors differ from country to country. In general, the prices for the duodenal switch are higher in countries with many obese people. In the US, the prices can range from 20 000 USD to 25 000 USD, but in some states, like Nebraska, the price can reach even 32 500 USD. Below, we present the lowest cost of the duodenal switch in chosen countries:
The duodenal switch gives much better results than other weight loss surgery procedures
It is important that the patients know what to expect after a duodenal switch and that they are aware of what they can achieve. Undoubtedly, the results are different for each person, but the general success rate is extremely high. Patients following the instructions after the procedure usually lose about 60% of the excess weight during the 1st year and reach about 75% during the second weight. Some patients noted even the weight loss of 80%. It is normal that some people lose more weight and some less, but if they follow all postoperative recommendations, they would lose as much weight as would best for them. Surgeons use professional methods firstly to assess what weight would be ideal for each patient, and secondly to estimate the percentage of weight that would need to be lost to reach the desired weight.
In order to maximize the surgery effects, patients need to attend follow up visits regularly and keep a healthy lifestyle. Regular visits after the surgery, as well as the regular medical tests, are vital for maintaining the good health condition and preventing any potential complications and side effects. Patients would also need to supplement necessary vitamins and minerals if the doctor suggests it. Usually, it recommended taking Vitamin B, folate and iron additionally.
Recovery time after the duodenal switch is short and simple
The recovery after duodenal switch depends on the individual predispositions as well as an effort made by each patient. If there are any complications or infections after the surgery, the recovery time lengthens. The general time for the recovery is 4-6 weeks. But some patients may need more, some less time. If the duodenal switch is performed laparoscopically, the recovery time would last 1-2 weeks only. Even after the recovery time is over, patients should still be careful and monitor their health and reactions in everyday situations as well as follow a healthy diet and increase physical activity gradually. In the beginning, painkillers might be necessary. Usually, all the pain disappears within a week. For the 1st months, patients would need to follow a liquid diet and gradually introduce soft food. Many patients admit that they were able to return to work even 2 weeks after the surgery, but it is suggested to take- week leave just because you have no idea how you would feel after the surgery.
If you look for a cheap duodenal switch, Poland would be the best destination. The surgery performed by experienced surgeons in a modern clinic would give you the results you want and improve your life quality enormously. The amazingly high success rate of the duodenal switch makes it one of the most popular weight loss surgeries allowing for losing even 80% of the excess weight. Performing the surgery in Poland would not only improve your health, appearance, mental state and life in general but also allows you to save much money. If you look for some more information about cheap weight loss surgeries, do not hesitate to contact us! We will be more than happy to help you change your life!