Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery (SIPS)
Dr. Mitchell Roslin, Director of Bariatric Surgery at NWH in Mount Kisco, NY., has pioneered a modification to the duodenal switch procedure to create a new type of bariatric surgery, "Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery" or SIPS.
A benefit of SIPS is that it does not cause abrupt rise and fall of blood glucose, thus preserving the pyloric valve. And by not bypassing as much intestine, it reduces the complications of short bowel syndrome.
The SIPS surgery provides a less complicated procedure than the duodenal switch and causes fewer complications with short bowel syndrome and nutritional deficiencies. During the new bariatric technique’s first study, involving 129 patients, the bariatric procedure was shown to provide a significant amount of weight loss with fewer complications. Patients undergoing the bariatric study maintained an average weight loss of 40 percent after the first year.
The stomach intestinal pylorus-sparing surgery is a modified version of existing bariatric techniques. The SIPS weight loss surgery is based off of the duodenal switch surgery, and involves creation of a sleeve gastrectomy that is a bit larger than the typical sleeve. An attachment is implemented below the pyloric valve to control the emptying of stomach into the mid gut. By preserving the pyloric valve the procedure has been perfected to prevent blood glucose spikes.
The other primary advantage of SIPS over the duodenal switch is that there is no distal anastomosis or roux limb. The SIPS Surgery has a unique sleeve and bowel length and the unique result of the intestine remaining unified. The differences in the Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery allow the reduction of gastrointestinal symptoms and decrease the possibility of intestinal obstruction and short bowel syndrome. With one fewer attachment, the SIPS procedure also closes the door to a myriad of potential complications that could pop up down the road.
If you think the Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery may be the right option for you call us at 877.677.1077 or register for a bariatric seminar.