Malabsorptive weight loss surgery Procedures
Weight loss procedures that alter digestion, known as malabsorptive procedures, were developed to work in conjunction with restrictive approaches. Malabsorptive procedures alter digestion, thus causing the food to be poorly digested and incompletely absorbed so that it is eliminated in the stool. In addition to restriction, these techniques involve the use of surgical staples to create a bypass of the small intestine, thus limiting the absorption of calories.
- Biliopancreatic Diversions (BPD)
- Biliopancreatic Diversion with 'Duodenal Switch'
- Extended (Distal) Roux-en-Y Gatric Bypass (RYGBP-E)
Combined Malabsorptive/Restrictive Procedures:
You and your bariatric surgeon must determine the risks and benefits over your lifetime with the type of weight loss surgery you choose.