Newsletter Sign-up

Subscribe for up-to-date medical providers, medical tourism articles, news, and medical promotion.


Americans Would Rather Travel Than Pay High Costs

Affordable, quality care apparently trumps the commitment to travel. Approximately 50 million uninsured Americans are choosing medical tourism rather than pay for medical care in the US.

Duodenal Switch

Duodenal switch also known as billopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch is a bariatric surgery that restricts the intake of food by making the stomach smaller, and also encourages malabsorption of calories through the duodenal switch/intestinal bypass. It has been observed that this procedure significantly improves weight loss in people who are very obese. 

The procedure involves the following steps:
   • Vertical or lateral 70 to 75% gastrectomy is done to achieve a tubular stomach. 
   • The division of the duodenum after the pyloric valve.
   • The alimentary valve is created to carry food separately.
   • The billopancreatic limb is created to carry bile and other digestive juices separately.
   • A common channel is created at the end of these tubes where the food and the juices meet.

Making the stomach smaller automatically leads to less intake of food and also reduces hunger pangs. This part of the procedure is irreversible. Creating two separate tubes for the mobility of food and juices, which finally meet at the common channel restricts the amount of time that the body has to absorb fattening components like fats, starch and complex carbohydrates. 

The preservation of the pyloric valve prevents the dumping syndrome as well as marginal ulceration that might occur. 

This surgery works out to be almost one third of the same cost in Mexico and other medical tourism destinations, comparing to the US 


Featured Duodenal Switch Providers Abroad


The Portland Hospital

London, United Kingdom


Accreditation: ISO 9001

Languages: English

The Portland Hospital is the only private hospital in the UK dedicated to the healthcare of women and children and is part of the HCA group of award winning private hospitals in London.

...

The Wellington Hospital

London, United Kingdom


Languages: English, Russian, Greek, Polish

The Wellington Hospital is the largest independent hospital in the UK, with almost four decades of expertise in treating patients from the UK and overseas. The hospital has an international reputation...

Hospital Quiron Teknon

Barcelona, Spain


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Spanish

Hospital Quirón Teknon is one of the leading hospitals in the Spanish private healthcare sector, thanks to the high quality of its medical staff and care services in a setting that combines ind...

Wan Fang Hospital

Taipei, Taiwan


Accreditation: ISO 9001, ISO 9002, JCI

Languages: English, Chinese

You make a right choice to come to Wan Fang Hospital. We provide our international patients a safe and comfortable medical environment with passion for excellence. 

Please take you...

Bangpakok 9 International Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: JCI, HA

Languages: Arabic, English, Thai

Bangpakok9 International Hospital is a tertiary private care hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand. We are committed to providing healthcare with world-class standards. The Bangpakok Hospital Group ha...
View all Duodenal Switch Providers Abroad