You may have heard of a procedure known as a duodenojejunal bypass for weight loss. However, there are various degrees of bypass associated with the treatment, so it is important to understand related applications.
Up until the 60s and 70s, duodenojejunal bypass was offered as a weight loss solution. This approach results in a range of complications, which resulted in gastrointestinal specialists no longer performing this type of treatment.
While duodenojejunal bypass is still available as a treatment for superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome, Dr. Danny Shouhed performs a much shorter bypass.
Duodenojejunal Bypass for SMA Syndrome
When a duodenojejunal bypass is used to treat SMA syndrome, the procedure is designed to bypass an obstruction. A 3rd/4th portion of the duodenum, which is the first part of the small intestine and connects to the stomach, is the focus of this treatment.
If you struggle to eat like you used to because of feeling full, you may be suffering from SMA syndrome. Patients also report bloating, abnormal bouts of belching, nausea and vomiting and weight loss without dieting or exercise. An examination of the small bowel will reveal an obstruction. However, there is a range of imaging and other tests that can help Dr. Shouhed confirm your diagnosis.
Gastrointestinal Consultation, Los Angeles
The symptoms that afflict sufferers of SMA syndrome are associated with several gastrointestinal problems. Some of these health conditions are easily treated and patients can expect to get back to life as normal. In other cases, you may need to manage the symptoms of a condition for a lifetime. Unfortunately, cancers can develop in any part of the body, so it is important to seek diagnosis no matter how mild your symptoms.
Dr. Shouhed is an accomplished gastrointestinal surgeon who supports and implements the use of robotic technologies. You can avail of minimally invasive procedures such as a duodenojejunal bypass at his Los Angeles offices. A consultation is a great first step toward understanding your symptoms and any underlying cause, before receiving treatments that offer lasting relief.
To learn more about SMA syndrome and how a duodenojejunal bypass can help provide solutions, book an appointment with Dr. Shouhed today.