The biliopancreatic diversion with the duodenal switch: results beyond 10 years

Obes Surg. 2005 Mar;15(3):408-16. doi: 10.1381/0960892053576695.


The BPD/DS, if properly performed, has the best long-term weight loss of any bariatric operation. It is easy to reverse or revise, has the least marginal ulcers, cures the highest percentage of co-morbidities, has the least failures, and permits normal although smaller meals. It is our opinion that the BPD/DS should be considered as the gold standard bariatric operation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bariatrics
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion / methods*
  • Duodenum / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Obesity, Morbid / surgery
  • Safety
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Weight Loss