Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing (SIPS), also called Single-Anastomosis Duodenal Switch, is is a surgical procedure similar to a standard Duodenal switch, with the main difference being that the small intestine is never divded. About half the upper stomach is bypassed, and as in sleeve gastrectomy, much of the most stretchable part of the stomach is removed without interfering with its basic function. The SIPS procedure helps patients lose weight through a combination of a restriction in food consumption and malabsorption.

How SIPS Procedure Works

The SIPS Procedure is much like Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery that involves removing the stretchy upper and outer 85 percent of the stomach, and what is left is a small, tube-shaped stomach. The procedure reduces the capacity of the stomach more than in sleeve gastrectomy to roughly 4-6 ounces (120-180 ml). This results in patients feeling full after consuming smaller portions of food (4-6 ounces).

  • Firstly, the size of the stomach is reduced
  • Secondly, the duodenum is separated from the remaining tract just below the pyloric valve. A loop of the small intestine measuring approximately 300 cm from the terminal ileum is connected to the stomach. This allows for the absorption of nutrients and vitamins as well as fewer bowel movements when compared with a duodenal switch.

Benefits of SIPS Procedure

Some of the benefits that patients can expect from undergoing the SIPS Procedure include:

  • Higher resolution of diabetes.
  • Less fluctuations in blood sugar when compared with gastric bypass.
  • Greater weight loss compared with VSG or RYGB.
  • Lower complications.
  • Lower rates of ulcers, strictures, and small bowel obstruction.

Potential risks include nutritional deficiency and the possibility of reflux of both bile and acid. Talk to a Surgeon Today

The team of weight loss surgeons at the DFW Bariatrics and General Srugery in Dallas has a wealth of experience carrying out successful SIPS Procedures in Dallas. Talk with us today to discover whether or not you are a candidate for the SIPS Procedure in Fort Worth, Texas and get answers to all your questions. Call 469-620-0222 or email info@texasweightlossdocs.com.

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