Duodenal Switch Saint Louis MO

About 50 surgeons in Saint Louis in the world do the Duodenal Switch process. This procedure facilitates weight loss by limiting the amount of food that can be eaten and by restricting the volume of food that is absorbed into the body.

Bruce I. White
(314) 569-2030
456 North New Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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James Benj Lowe III, MD
(314) 362-4263
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1992

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William Stoneman, MD FACS
(314) 727-0279
40 N Kingshighway Blvd
Saint Louis, MO
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis
Graduation Year: 1952

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Keith Eric Brandt, MD
(314) 747-0541
Suite 5401 North Campus Box 8238 660 S Euclid Aven
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Barnes Jewish Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo; St Louis Childrens Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo; Barnes-Jewish Hosp -North Cam, Saint Louis, Mo; Barnes West County Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Div Of Plastic & Reconstr Surg Washington Univ At St Louis

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Nam Hoai Le
(314) 362-5000
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plz
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Patricia Mcguire
(314) 569-0130
675 Old Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Anna Aitsi Kuang, MD
(314) 362-7388
660 S Euclid Ave # 8238
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1994

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Ramsey A Ellis
(314) 362-5000
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plz
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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David Kawamura
(314) 362-5000
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plz
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Philip Lynn Custer, MD
(314) 362-3937
660 S Euclid Campus Box 8096
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Barnes Jewish Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo; Childrens Mercy Hosp, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Orbital Ctr

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Duodenal Switch

About 50 surgeons in the world do the Duodenal Switch process. This procedure facilitates weight loss by limiting the amount of food that can be eaten and by restricting the volume of food that is absorbed into the body.

The duodenal switch is causing a lot of flack in the medical community because of the malabsorption factor that which seems to supplements and helps to sustain long-term weight loss. This procedure appears to be the most dominant and successful weight loss treatment for obesity that is on the market today. There are numerous complications associated with the duodenal switch surgery, which cause some insurance companies to deny the procedure, categorizing it as investigational. And a lot of surgeons are leery of it because of the long term concerns associated with malabsorption.

Malabsorption occurs in the Duodenal Switch procedure when the intestines are divided and rearranged to separate food from the digestive juices. The food appendage is connected to the duodenum and gets food from the stomach. This appendage is 150 cm long. The digestive juices are now alienated from the food and progress for over 500 cm into the bypassed small intestine. Both food and digestive juices join together, continuing on for 100 cm into the common appendage. Food and digestive juices are divided for the majority of the length of the intestines. This stops you from absorbing all of the calories that you eat.

The Procedure

The stomach is limited by separating it perpendicularly and taking away over 85% of it making this part of the procedure irreversible. The part of the stomach that is left in place is shaped like a banana and measures from 4-7 ounces. The nerves to the stomach and the pylorus are left in place that allows the stomach to function probably while decreasing the volume. Compared to the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass where the stomach is divided, not removed, and the pylorus is expelled. And the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure can also be reversed.

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