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  • 2019-07-22

Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)

Epublication WebSurg.com, Jul 2019;19(07). URL:
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Morbid obesity has reached epidemic proportions. Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) is the most effective bariatric surgery procedure for weight loss. This procedure was first described by Scopinaro in 1979. It consisted of a horizontal gastrectomy, a transection of the bowel halfway from the ligament of Treitz and the ileocecal junction, and a Roux-en-Y reconstruction with a 50cm common channel. This was later modified: the duodenal switch was added and the gastrectomy was performed in a vertical sleeve fashion, thereby preserving the pylorus and increasing the common channel to 100cm. This modification greatly reduced the incidence of marginal ulceration, dumping, and nutritional deficiencies. However, this operation is still uncommon due to the perceived technical difficulty and risk of nutritional morbidity. This video demonstrates a standardized technique for this complex procedure.