Found a ref in dsfacts site........ suggests the less the restriction the less the weight loss. I dont know any studies that try to compensate by shortening the cc.Re item 2 larger pouch ( less restriction) versus smaller CC (more mal-absorption)
I know in europe they do a mal-absorption only procedure to control T2 diabetes. I recall it does not result in the large weight loss seen when coupled with the restrictive vsg. I don't have any references here.. my info comes from old posts in diabetes forums.
Can you point me to any studies?
I realize this was not your exact suggestion, I'm taking it to the limit to explore the implication
Duodenal switch without gastric resection: results and observations after 6 years.
Cossu et al. Nov-Dec 2004
BACKGROUND: The results on metabolic effects of the classical biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) have led us to investigate the operation without gastric resection, thus preserving stomach and pylorus, in patients who are not seriously obese but suffer from hypercholesterolemia, often associated with type 2 diabetes and hypertriglyceridemia.
METHODS: Between 1996 and 1999, we performed the duodenal switch (DS) without gastric resection on 24 mildly obese patients. Mean preoperative BMI was 36.2 kg/m(2). 17 patients (70.8%) suffered from type 1 diabetes, 4 (16.6%) had impaired glucose tolerance, while the remainder had fasting hyperglycemia. In 20 patients (83.3%), hypercholesterolemia and alterations in lipid profile were present. Another 20 patients were taking drugs for arterial hypertension. The pluri-metabolic syndrome was present in 41.6% of patients.
RESULTS: Mean follow-up was 4 years. BMI reduction and weight loss were not large. 2 patients who had severe longstanding diabetes type 2 needed a second operation of the classical BPD because of failure in improving diabetes. Another 2 patients were changed to classical BPD because of a relapsing chronic duodeno-ileal ulcer. The incidence of ileal ulcer was 29.1%. Regarding hypercholesterolemia, hypertrigliceridemia, and type 2 diabetes when there is a good pancreatic "reservoir", the operation seems effective in the long-term. Protein absorption is better than that obtained with the classical BPD.
CONCLUSIONS: Our long-term results suggest that in carefully selected patients suffering from serious hypercholesterolemia or type 2 diabetes with insulin reserves still at an acceptable level, and with BMI 30-40, DS without gastric resection can be proposed as a surgical treatment for metabolic diseases but not for obesity.