The following disadvantages are associated with the Duodenal Switch:
Higher operative risks than gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy
Hospital stay and recovery time may be longer than other procedures
May cause more bowel gas and bowel movements than other procedures
Patients must adhere to strict dietary and vitamin supplementation guidelines to avoid possible malnutrition
Please note that each surgical case is different. Some patients may not experience any of the disadvantages listed. Final surgical outcomes may vary based on the specific patient.