I'm looking for your honest option so feel free to fire away. I'm seriously leaning towards DS over RNY, and while at the end of the day the choice falls on me i've grown to love this site and value your experences both good and bad.
I'm in the early days of goverment funded WLS, in my case not OHIP(Ontario Canada) but federally(Canadian Military) and i'm well aware Ontario's choice is RNY, i'm financally able to pay for DS myself, albeit i am thinking Mexico is more afordable at this time then going thru Montreal.
If anyone could add there two cents on either surgery please do. I am currently hovering between 39-40 BMI and have two CO Morbs documented.
As i'm 16 years military the dispiline required for vit/nut upkeep does'nt scare me on either surgery and i have ample access to medial support thru the CF post op.
What surgeons/medical tourism do you recomend??? I'm leaning towards Dr Jose A Castańeda in PVR as i would like to plan my surgery around a vaction my family can experence while i'm laid up in hospital.
If you could please provide your DS surgeion of choice and ball park figure for your procedure it would mean the world to me.
Cheers and thank you for your time and your stories, they have given me untold strenght to go forward.
Referal March 2011, Orientation Dec 5 2012, Nurse Prac Jan 8th 2013, Dietitian Jan 9th 2013, Social worker Jan 10th 2013, Ultra sound Jan 20th 2013, CT scan Feb 4th 2013, Scope Feb 5th 2013 ....