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What is Transit Bipartition Surgery?

Transit bipartition surgery, also known as the duodenal switch with transit bipartition, is a type of bariatric surgery that aims to promote weight loss in individuals who are severely obese. The surgery involves dividing the stomach into two parts, and rerouting a portion of the small intestine to create two separate pathways for food to travel through.

How Does Transit Bipartition Surgery Work?

The surgery is performed laparoscopically, meaning that the surgeon makes small incisions in the abdomen and uses specialized instruments to perform the procedure. During the surgery, the surgeon divides the stomach vertically, creating a smaller upper pouch and a larger lower pouch. The upper pouch is where food will be stored and begin the digestive process. The lower pouch will not be used for digestion, but will continue to produce stomach acid and enzymes.

Next, the surgeon reroutes a portion of the small intestine so that food bypasses the first section of the small intestine, called the duodenum. This portion of the surgery is known as the “biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch” (BPD/DS), and is designed to limit the amount of calories and nutrients that are absorbed by the body.

Finally, the surgeon connects the two parts of the small intestine back together, creating two separate pathways for food to travel through. This is known as the “transit bipartition,” and it is designed to increase the amount of time that food spends in contact with the digestive tract, which can help to reduce feelings of hunger and promote weight loss.

Benefits of Transit Bipartition Surgery

Transit bipartition surgery has been shown to be an effective way to promote weight loss in individuals who are severely obese. Studies have shown that patients who undergo transit bipartition surgery typically lose a significant amount of weight in the first year following the surgery, and continue to lose weight over the next several years.

In addition to weight loss, transit bipartition surgery has also been shown to have other health benefits. For example, it can help to improve or even resolve conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea. It can also help to reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer.

Risks of Transit Bipartition Surgery

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with transit bipartition surgery. Some of the potential risks include:

Infection
Bleeding
Blood clots
Bowel obstruction
Malnutrition
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of transit bipartition surgery with a qualified healthcare provider before deciding to undergo the procedure.

Conclusion

Transit bipartition surgery is a type of weight loss surgery that can be an effective way to promote weight loss in individuals who are severely obese. The surgery involves dividing the stomach into two parts and rerouting a portion of the small intestine to create two separate pathways for food to travel through. While there are potential risks associated with the surgery, the benefits of transit bipartition surgery can be significant, including improved health outcomes and a higher quality of life.

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