SADI-S stands for Single anastomosis duodeno-ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy. It is a new surgical treatment option for morbid obesity that is basically a variant of duodenal switch surgery, in which a single intestinal bypass is made as opposed to two. Patients spend less time in surgery and are exposed to a reduced risk of complications. DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery has got you covered if you are considering undergoing the SADI Procedure in Dallas and surrounding areas.

How Does SADI Work?

There are two steps involved in the SADI-S Procedure:

  • Firstly, the surgeon performs a sleeve gastrectomy to remove approximately 80 percent of the stomach.
  • Secondly, they detach the intestine just below the stomach after which they reattach it to an intestine loop roughly 2 meters down.

The effect of the SADI-S Procedure is to bypass food from the part of the intestine that is metabolically active. This results in the lessening of the length of the intestinal loop in which nutrients are absorbed. Patients experience a smaller appetite, consume less meal portions, and have hormonal changes that positively affect their metabolism.

Benefits of the SADI-S Procedure

  • Reduces the risk of diarrhea and nutritional deficiencies often associated with the duodenal switch
  • Gives patients greater weight loss when compared with standard gastric bypass or gastric sleeve, which is great for those with a BMI above 50.
  • The SADI-S Procedure can be performed on patients who have undergone sleeve gastrectomy but experienced insufficient weight loss or a relapse.
  • Reduces the long-term risk of intestinal obstruction when compared with duodenal switch and gastric bypass.
  • It is great for people with poorly controlled Type-2 Diabetes as it offers a more powerful metabolic effect when compared with a standard gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy.
  • Unlike gastric bypass surgery, patients experience a reduced likelihood of issues such as unstable blood sugar fluctuations, dumping syndrome, marginal ulcers, food restrictions and intolerance.

Potential Disadvantages of SADI-S Procedure

Potential risks associated with the SADI-S Procedure are similar to those of any other bariatric procedure. These include:

  • Anastomotic leaks
  • Infection
  • Bile reflux
  • Intestinal perforation
  • Venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
  • Bowel obstruction in the long-term
  • Abscess

DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery in Dallas performs many SADI-S Procedures with favorable outcomes. When considering undergoing the SADI Procedure in Fort Worth, TX, our team of seasoned surgeons can help determine whether or not you are a good candidate. Call 469-620-0222 or email info@texasweightlossdocs.com.

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