SIPS bariatric surgery Perth
Duodenal Switch Operation/Stomach Intestine Sparing Surgery (SIPS) / SADI-S
Explained: Sips bariatric surgery Perth
What is SIPS surgery?
In the duodenal switch operation a sleeve gastrectomy is done and the small intestine re-routed to produce malabsorption to effect weight loss. It produces very good control of diabetes (>95%) and other obesity-related diseases as well as very good weight loss.
The SIPS bariatric surgery procedure is like the mini-gastric bypass version of the duodenal switch. It is done with one anastomosis. This procedure is relatively new with not much long term data however is suitable for a certain select group of patients.
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Advantages SIPS Bariatric Surgery
Benefits of SIPS bariatric surgery:
- Excess weight loss of >80 to 90%
- High diabetes remission rate
- Low incidence of dumping syndrome
- Minimal risk of ulceration at the new joint (anastomosis)
Risks SIPS bariatric surgery
Disadvantages SIPS Bariatric Surgery
A list of risks when undergoing SIPS bariatric surgery:
- Increased malabsorption
- Increased requirement of vitamin supplements
- Needs close long term follow-up
- 2 to 5% chance of needing revisional surgery for malabsorption
- Internal hernia and bowel obstruction risk 2-4%
- Fat malabsorption can result in frequent loose stools, abdominal cramping, and foul-smelling flatulence
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