The SIPS procedure, also called loop duodenal switch or the SADI procedure, is a modification of the standard duodenal switch operation designed to provide equivalent weight loss with less risk.
SIPS Procedure: What does SIPS stand for?
SIPS stands for Stomach-Intestinal Pylorus Sparing, which means that ingested food still passes through the pylorus after surgery. The pylorus is the valve at the bottom of the stomach that controls the rate of emptying of food into the small intestine. Preserving the pylorus has numerous advantages over a traditional duodenal switch, such as bile reflux gastritis, ulcers, and hypoglycemia/dumping syndrome. Also, using a loop of intestine to connect the stomach to rather than a traditional Roux limb, only one connection needs to be made which could potentially reduce the leak rate.
SIPS Procedure Results
Weight loss with the SIPS/SADI procedure falls in line with the traditional duodenal switch (DS). In most studies, the DS has the highest sustained weight loss at 10 years of all weight loss surgeries. It also boasts the highest (and most durable) remission rate for type II diabetes. Some studies show as much as 90% excess body weight loss. This means if you are 100 lbs overweight you could lose 90 pounds, and if you are 200 lbs overweight you could lose 180 lbs!
JourneyLite offers SIPS/SADI not only as a primary procedure, but also as a revisional option for gastric sleeve patients. This can be useful in patients who have either seen weight regain or have failed to reach their goal weight.
JourneyLite has offices in:
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Crestview Hills, Kentucky
- Dayton, Ohio
- Grove City (Columbus), Ohio
Our MBSAQIP-accredited surgery center is located in Cincinnati, Ohio, where we treat patients from all over Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. If you need help losing weight and keeping it off, request a consultation today!