Biliopancreatic Diversion Surgery

Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion operation combines removal or exclusion of 2/3rds of the stomach along with a long intestinal bypass which significantly reduces the absorption of fat. Residual stomach capacity is about 200mls.

The capacity to eat is greater than with the other operations, and the eventual weight loss is the best of all the operations but if fatty foods are overeaten e.g. a hamburger and fries then diarrhoea and foul flatus will result.

Advantages of Biliopancreatic Diversion

The advantages of Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion includes:

  • Greater stomach capacity (200-250 mls) therefore can eat a small main meal instead of an entrée portion
  • Weight loss is well maintained
  • Adjustable and partially reversible, but only by further surgery
  • A very good option for revision if other techniques have failed
  • Estimated 70-90% Excess Body Weight Loss at 2 years

Disadvantages of Biliopancreatic Diversion

The disadvantages of Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion includes:

  • Open operation ( usually), therefore greater operative risks e.g infection, Bowel leak, Clots to legs and lungs wound infection and hernia, chest infection. Risk of Death 1:200
  • Malabsorbtion to some minerals vitamins and Protein . Patients must commit to taking lifelong supplements of the fat soluble vitamins ( A D E K ) Calcium and sometimes Iron
  • Risk of deficiency state e.g. Iron deficiency anaemia or osteoporosis if supplements not taken
  • Take longer to recover (6-8 weeks off work)
  • Increased stool frequency 2-4/day
  • Flatulance if fatty foods eaten
Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion

Locations of Darebin Weight Loss Surgery

Key Consulting Locations

Suite 3, 195 Thompsons Road
Bulleen Vic 3105

1a/ 445 Grimshaw Street
Bundoora Vic 3083

L3/ Suite 2, 645 Burwood Hwy
Vermont South Vic 3133

Suite 104, 1 Thomas Holmes St,
Maribyrnong Vic 3032

790 Burwood Road,
Hawthorn East Vic 3123

Advanced Surgical

195 Thompsons Rd, Manningham VIC 3105, Australia

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