The transit bipartition is a new type of surgical procedure that is used primarily for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in connection with obesity.
Like most bariatric surgical procedures, the transit bipartition is performed laparoscopically.
First of all, the conventional gastric sleeve is operated on. In a second step, a connection is established between the lower part of the small intestine and the lower part of the stomach, the antrum. As a result, parts of the anatomy of the gastrointestinal tract remain intact, so that part of the food consumed can pass through the digestive passages in the normal way.
The deficiency symptoms, which otherwise often occur with malabsorptive surgical techniques, can be significantly reduced. The other part of the food goes directly to the lower small intestine, where it sets hormonal mechanisms in motion, which on the one hand lead to an earlier feeling of satiety and on the other hand improve the body’s metabolic situation.