The Biliopancreatic diversion procedure is similar to the gastric bypass in its complexity. Like the gastric bypass part of the small intestine is bypassed. In this procedure part of the stomach is removed and the remaining stomach is hooked up to a part of the small intestine further down towards the colon. As much as 90% of the small intestine is bypassed resulting in significantly more malabsorption, which means fewer calories and nutrients are absorbed. The stomach has become smaller so much less food can be held there (approximately 1 cup full).
Biliopancreatic Diversion is recommended for those who have a large amount of weight to lose because it is so effective. It is also suitable for those who have trouble controlling their portions as because of the bypassing of the small intestine does not allow malabsorption.
About the Biliopancreatic Diversion Procedure
Dr Govind Krishna
MBBS, MS, FRACS
Dr Govind Krishna is an expert is weight loss surgery with 20+ years of experience performing gastric surgery. He has performed over 2,000+ weight loss and gastric operations and offers affordable surgical solutions for those wishing to consider weight loss surgery.
He offers an empathetic, non-judgemental approach to weight loss management and his mission is to help his patients restore their health and move on with their lives.
He holds a Master of Surgery (MS) degree specialising in gastric surgery and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). Dr Krishna consults across South-Western Sydney at Campbelltown, Fairfield, Liverpool and Hurstville.
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