Ileal Interposition- Diverted/Non Diverted
The ileal Interposition is a metabolic bariatric surgery procedure. This procedure is used to treat overweight diabetic patients through surgical means. Those type 2 diabetic patients who cannot have blood sugar control after treatments and want to reduce weight should consider this option. Those patients who are suffering from organ damage can also consider this procedure.
How It Works
An ileum is the distal part of the small intestine. Once procedure of performing this surgery includes placing of ileum, either between stomach and the proximal part of the small intestine. The other procedure includes placing the ileum to the proximal part of the small intestine without touching the natural connections of the stomach.
Ileal Interposition can be performed on patients with a broad range of BMI. This procedure does not necessitate any additional vitamin supplement with the exception of patients who already need iron, B12 vitamin and D vitamin supplement prior to the surgery.