Articles & Publications
Diabetes cure with Duodenal Switch, Feburary 2007
Obesity is the leading cause of Type II diabetes mellitus (adult onset diabetes) in the United States . With sufficient weight loss, diabetes will in most cases improve or resolve. Walter Poires, M.D. published in 2004 a study outlining the improvement in Type II diabetes after Roux-En-Y gastric bypass. Since we began performing the Duodenal Switch (DS) in 1993, we have observed that the majority of our patients following their DS for their morbid obesity have had their diabetes cured immediately following the surgery. Read More
Weight loss composition: the effects of exercise following obesity surgery as measured by bioelectrical impedance analysis. Obes Surg. 2005 Feb;15(2):183-6. Read Publication
Rabkin RA, Rabkin JM, Metcalf B, Lazo M, Rossi M, Lehman-Becker LB. Nutritional Markers following Duodenal Switch for Morbid Obesity. Obes Surg. 2004 Jan;14(1):84-90. Read Publication
Postoperative rhabdomyolysis following laparoscopic gastric bypass in the morbidly obese. Arch Surg. 2004 Jan;139(1):73-6. Read Publication
Rabkin RA, The Duodenal Switch as an Increasing and Highly Effective Operation for Morbid Obesity. Obes Surg. 2004 Jun;14(1):861-865. Read Publication
Rabkin RA, Rabkin JM, Metcalf B, Lazo M, Rossi M, Lehman-Becker LB. Laparoscopic technique for performing duodenal switch with gastric reduction. Obes Surg. 2003 Apr;13(2):263-8. Read Publication
Rabkin RA, Distal gastric bypass/duodenal switch procedure, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and biliopancreatic diversion in a community practice. Obes Surg. 1998 Feb;8 (1):53-9.
DS Institute Educational Symposium, San Francisco, CA, October 2005, "Brief History of the Duodenal Switch."
DS Institute Educational Symposium, San Francisco, CA, October 2005, "Short-term Excessive/Inadequate Weight Loss."
DS Institute Educational Symposium, San Francisco, CA, October 2005, "DS Institute: Consensus Development/Data Accumulation."
ASBS Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, June 1999, "A Comparative Vitamin Laboratory Study—Post-Op Distal Gastric Bypass Patients with Duodenal Switch."
ASBS Annual Conference, Memphis Tennessee, June 2000, "Exercise, Taking the Gastric Bypass to the Extreme in the Next Millennium."
Rabkin RA, Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch Procedure: Initial Results from 345 Patients, American Society for Bariatric Surgery, Las Vegas, NV, June 2002.
Rabkin RA, Severe Dumping after Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass Resolved by Conversion to Duodenal Switch Procedure, American Society for Bariatric Surgery, Orlando, Florida, June 24, 1998.
Rabkin RA, Distal Gastric Bypass/Duodenal Switch Procedure in a Community Practice, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity, Cancun, Mexico October 3, 1997.
Metcalf B, Rabkin RA, Nutritional Monitoring after Duodenal Switch Procedure, American Society for Bariatric Surgery, Chicago, Il. June 4, 1997.
Understanding Morbid Obesity, by Robert A. Rabkin, MD, FACS Read Article
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