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Nicholson Clinic Is Now Offering a New Weight Loss Procedure

Aug 19, 2022
Now offering the Duodenal Switch, a new weight loss procedure.

Dr. Nicholson explains the new weight loss procedure that combines gastrectomy and intestinal bypass to restrict food intake and nutrient absorption.

Dallas, TX, August 10, 2022 – Nicholson Clinic is the go-to clinic for bariatric surgery. The clinic is now offering the Duodenal Switch, a new weight loss procedure also known as the single anastomosis duodeno-Ileal bypass (SADI) or loop duodenal switch.

The procedure is a combination of sleeve gastrectomy and intestinal bypass. The gastrectomy restricts the amount of food that can be eaten and reduces appetite. The intestinal bypass creates a shorter path for food to travel through the intestines, reducing the absorption of calories into the intestines and affecting gastrointestinal hormones to promote weight loss.

“There are two types of duodenal switch, the traditional biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch and the single anastomosis duodenal switch (loop duodenal switch),” said Dr. Nicholson. “In a biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch surgery (BPD/DS), there are two new intestinal connections created which increases the risk of both technical and long-term complications. The newer SADI or loop duodenal switch creates only one new intestinal connection making the SADI a safer and highly effective modification of the historical duodenal switch (BPD/DS) procedure.”

Single anastomosis duodenal switch (SADI) starts with sleeve gastrectomy to restrict the amount of food one can eat. The sleeve, which is the size of a banana, will be connected to a loop of small intestine allowing food to bypass a significant portion of the small intestine. The procedure changes the hormonal signals between the liver, stomach, and brain, which helps to promote significant weight loss.

The SADI is a new minimally invasive procedure that offers exceptional weight-loss results. SADI is ideal for patients with severe obesity and is highly effective for patients with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. It is also an excellent revision option for sleeve gastrectomy patients who have gained weight.

Statistically, the duodenal switch (SADI) has better overall weight loss results than the gastric bypass or gastric sleeve. On average, patients who have the SADI procedure can expect to:

  • lose 85% of their excess weight
  • see a 95% chance of remission of Diabetes
  • see minimal to no weight regain
  • commit to lifelong follow-up

The Nicholson Clinic has been committed to ensuring its patients lose weight through the safest, most advanced procedures. Contact them today to discuss which weight loss surgery option is best for you.

About Nicholson Clinic
One of the most experienced weight loss surgeons in the country – Dr. Nick Nicholson – along with a full staff of surgeons, physician assistants, and other experienced clinicians, help patients reverse obesity with LAP-BAND, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, SADI, Gastric Balloon and Revisions.