Single-anastomosis Duodeno-Ileal Bypass

What is Single-Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileal Bypass?

Single-Anastomosis duodeno-Ileal bypass or SADI is a promising and effective weight loss procedure that combines both restrictive and malabsorptive surgery. It involves restricting food intake by reducing the stomach size and limiting food absorption by bypassing a portion of the small intestine.

Single-anastomosis Duodeno-Ileal Bypass

SADI Procedure

SADI is performed under anaesthesia. Your surgeon makes 5 small keyhole incisions in your abdomen and removes about 85% of the stomach similar to sleeve gastrectomy on top. This has the effect of decreasing the appetite and restricting meal sizes. Then the first part of the small intestine, called the duodenum, is divided just below the stomach and reattached to a loop of small intestines to bypass about half of the small intestines. This further reduces the number of calories and fat the body absorbs.

Complications of SADI

Like all surgical procedures, SADI may be associated with certain complications, which include infections, incisional pain, obstructions, acid reflux, loose or fatty stools and nutrient deficiencies.

Advantages of SADI

The advantages of SADI include:

  • Quick weight loss with 80-100% of excess weight loss over 8 to 9 months
  • Improvement in health conditions caused by obesity
  • Less postoperative pain