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Biliopancreatic Deviation

General description
Biliopancreatic diversion is a malabsorsive bariatric surgery procedure: the absorption of some nutrients decreases because the passage of biliar and pancreatic secretions is altered. There could also be “duodenal change”.

Weight loss surgery patients must be aware of pre and post surgery requirements.

Bariatric surgery of this type can be performed on patients who have body mass index (BMI) of 50 kg/m2 and above.  The age range is from 14 to 65, nevertheless, there can be exceptions to this rule.

Biliopancreatic diversion offers the following advantages:
a. This type of surgery is advisable for patients with extreme obesity and BMI of 50 kg/m2 +.
b. Weight loss is over 90% of excess, nevertheless, the majority of patients suffer from frequent diarrhea.

Some of its disadvantages:
a. Frequent diarrhea.
b. Flatulencies.
c. Some cases of malnutrition.

Potential complications involved are:
Trans and post surgery bleeding.
Anastomotic "leakage".
Internal hernia.
Intestinal obstruction.
Pulmonary embolus
Obesity-related respiratory distress syndrome

Technical description
Procedure Biliopancreatic diversionreduces the stomach, but not as much as in bypass surgery. The small intestine is cut and put back together in a way to have food and secretions unite in a common one-meter handle before they reach the colon. Sometimes, poor nutrient intake can result, which in turn causes diarrhea and flatulency in some patients.

Hospitalization – Biliopancreatic diversion needs you to stay four nights at the hospital.

Time – Between two and a half and four and a half hours.


Total cost will vary according to individual needs.


General and laparoscopic surgeons

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Dr. Jiménez Ramírez
Dr Quesada Ramírez

Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric surgery)

 • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (Lap Band)

 • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (Stomach Stapling)

 • Biliopancreatic deviation

 • Intragastric balloon

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