Duodenal Switch: Complications

Complications associated with the Duodenal Switch:

  • Deep vein thrombophlebitis 0.7%
  • Non-fatal pulmonary embolus 0.5%
  • Pneumonia 0.5%
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome 0.25%
  • Splenectomy 0.9%
  • Gastric leak and fistula 2.0%
  • Duodenal leak 1.5%
  • Distal Roux-en-Y leak 0.25%
  • Postoperative bleeding 0.5%
  • Duodenal stomal obstruction 0.75%
  • Small bowel obstruction 2.0%
  • Death 1.0%