Patients considering bariatric surgery have several options. At Sharp Coronado Hospital, we are proud to offer a procedure designed to help patients who need to lose the most weight: single anastomosis duodenal-ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy, referred to as the SADI-S or SADI.
How the SADI procedure works
There are two steps to the SADI procedure:
Your surgeon performs a vertical sleeve gastrectomy to reduce the size of your stomach and the amount of food it can hold.
The lower part of the stomach is then disconnected from the upper part of the small intestine and reconnected to a loop of intestine further down. These changes in anatomy create significant hormonal changes in the body that drastically improve a patient’s metabolism and decrease absorption of fats and calories.
SADI advantages and disadvantages
As with all surgical procedures, there are advantages and disadvantages. At Sharp, we believe it's important you are aware of both.
Advantages of the SADI procedure
Highly effective for long-term weight loss
Most beneficial for patients with severe obesity — body mass index (BMI) over 45
Helpful for patients who’ve gained weight back after a previous sleeve gastrectomy surgery
Reduces stomach size
Changes hormones that control hunger and feelings of fullness
Higher chance of controlling Type 2 diabetes
Lower risk of ulcer than other bariatric procedures
No dumping syndrome
Disadvantages of the SADI procedure
More complex surgery than other bariatric procedures
Must commit to lifelong vitamin replacement and close monitoring by your surgeon
Possible worsening of bile reflux
Procedure is not reversible
Is weight loss surgery right for you?
Make an educated and informed decision about weight loss surgery by attending a free educational seminar offered by Sharp Coronado Hospital. You will learn everything you need to know about SADI, including program requirements and other treatment options.
We also recommend you attend one of our monthly support groups to talk with and ask questions of other weight-loss surgery patients.
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If you aren't sure if weight loss surgery is right for you or you don't meet the requirements, but are still interested in losing weight, learn more about our personalized weight-loss programs.