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  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Don’t suffer any longer. Trust the expert team at Almater Hospital to treat
    your orthopedic condition.

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  • Cosmetic Surgery

    Our team of cosmetic surgeons can make your dream a reality!

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  • Fertility Services

    Is a child in your future?
    Almater Hospital offers a wide
    variety of fertility treatments.

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  • Bariatric Surgery

    Effective, permanent weight loss is attainable and affordable
    at Almater Hospital.

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  • Geriatric Services

    Our geriatric physicians are trained in meeting the varied healthcare
    needs of older adults.

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Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch SurgeryLaparoscopic Duodenal Switch Surgery

The duodenal switch (DS) procedure is a weight loss surgery procedure that is composed of a restrictive and a malabsorptive aspect. Approximately 70% of the stomach is removed to restrict the amount of food that the patient can consume. Then, the small intestine is re-routed to reduce the amount of time the body has to absorb the calories and fat that are consumed. As a result, following surgery, patients only absorb approximately 20% of the fat they take in.

The primary advantage of this surgery is the reduction in calories and fat that a patient can absorb. In reducing the number of calories and increasing the metabolism, a patient not only loses weight, but can also reverse Type 2 Diabetes, reduce sleep apnea as well as reducing hypertension.

For further information on this subject, please contact Almater Hospital to speak with one of our specialists.

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