The SADI-S procedure is a revolutionary weight loss surgery that is becoming the standard of care. The SADI-S procedure is an advanced form of gastric bypass surgery that provides patients with a more efficient and less invasive surgical option than traditional gastric bypass surgery. The SADI-S procedure is also known as a sleeve gastrectomy or sleeve gastrectomy with duodenal switch.
The SADI-S procedure can be performed laparoscopically or with open incisions depending on your surgeon’s preference and experience level. In either case, you’ll be able to go home within 24 hours after your surgery is completed!
Patients who undergo the SADI-S procedure can expect to lose 60 percent of their excess weight within two years of surgery. In addition to weight loss, patients may experience an improvement in blood pressure and blood sugar levels as well as an improvement in overall health status.
Most patients are able to return home from the hospital after two days following surgery, and our clinical team will continue to monitor your progress during follow up visits every two weeks for six months and then again at three months after your initial visit
How Does the SADI-S Procedure Work?
The SADI-S procedure is a two-part operation involving both a sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. During the sleeve gastrectomy portion of the operation, doctors remove most of the stomach (about 75%) leaving behind a small pouch at the top of your stomach to hold food. This creates an adjustable size pouch that can only hold about 1 ounce of food at any given time. This change causes the body to absorb less calories and nutrients, which leads to significant weight loss over time.
The duodenal switch portion of the operation involves connecting part of your intestine directly to your new small stomach pouch and rerouting about 90% of your small intestine to bypass most of your stomach and small intestine; this change causes your body to absorb even fewer calories and nutrients than before, which leads to even greater weight loss over time.
The SADI-S procedure takes approximately one hour to perform and can be performed as an out-patient procedure in most cases. The main benefit of the SADI-S procedure is that it does not require any portion of your intestines, including the intestine that would normally be removed during traditional gastric bypass surgery, so there is no stoma (opening) in the abdominal wall that can leak or become infected.
Traditional gastric bypass surgery requires this intestinal rerouting because it does not leave enough room for food after the stomach has been reduced in size by 80 percent. After undergoing traditional gastric bypass surgery, patients must follow a special diet for life; however, after undergoing SADI-S surgery, patients can eat a normal diet without restrictions or special dietary requirements.
Benefit of SADI-S Surgery
SADI-S surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that reduces the size of the stomach by removing a portion of the stomach pouch. This creates a smaller pouch size, which limits food intake and helps to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. The procedure can be performed laparoscopically or through an open incision. The choice depends on your surgeon’s preference.
SADI-S surgery is intended for people with type 2 diabetes who are not able to control their blood sugar levels with diet and exercise alone. The operation can benefit people who have tried other weight loss methods but still have high blood sugar levels.
The main benefit of this surgery is that it helps in weight loss by reducing the size of the stomach and increasing its sensitivity to hormones. This results in decreased hunger pangs and cravings for food.
This surgery also decreases insulin resistance and sugar levels, which prevent diabetes and other complications related to obesity. It also promotes normal blood pressure levels as well as improves cholesterol levels.
Contact the Tijuana Bariatric Center today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your weight loss goals while restoring your overall health and wellness.