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SADI – Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileostomy

The Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileostomy, or SADI, is often referred to as a simpler version of the Biliary Pancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch procedure. The latter treatment has proven to be a very effective surgical weight loss option for many patients; however, the procedure is known for its complexity. Aside from New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery, not many practices offer Biliary Pancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch.

The SADI Weight Loss Surgery Procedure

Like all of the weight loss surgery options available from our experienced bariatric surgeon, Dr. Stephen G. Boyce, SADI is designed to help patients lose weight through metabolic and hormonal changes as well as producing poor absorption of protein, carbohydrates, fats and calories. There are two stages to this particular procedure: first, a sleeve gastrectomy will be performed, which will remove a significant portion of the stomach and reshape the remaining portion. After this stage, the duodenum is separated beyond the pylorus and the lower portion of the intestine (ileum) is anastomosed (connected) to the duodenum.

The main difference between SADI and other types of duodenal switch operations is that there is only one anastomosis as opposed to two. This allows nutrients to pass through one common loop, which may result in less fat soluble vitamin deficiencies and fewer possible side effects such as diarrhea.

The SADI surgery typically takes only about an hour to complete and many patients often need to spend no more than one or two nights in the hospital. Most individuals are able to return to normal daily routines after approximately two to four weeks.

Many patients who have undergone the SADI procedure have lost significant amounts of weight and reduced serious risks to their overall health. When you come in for your initial consultation with Dr. Boyce, he will answer all of your questions and discuss the many advanced treatment options available. Once he has determined the ideal option for your needs, he will develop a customized treatment plan designed to help you achieve your goals and start you on the road to better health.

Contact the New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery

For more information, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Boyce, please contact us today.

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Turkey Creek Medical Center
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Knoxville, TN 37934

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