Duodenal Switch With Single Anastomosis
Anyone heard of this procedure: Duodenal Switch With Single Anastomosis?
I have no idea what it means, but just wondering if anyone has heard of it or had it done.
(I have a Google News alert set up so that I get alerted to any news articles about the DS.) :)
I am wondering if this is what I had instead of a typical DS. Have lost about 15 # since my DS 9months ago, but to be fair,I can't stay away from carbs either which does have an effect for me.
i had a sleeve for 3 years before the switch and only. Had about. 50# to lose so maybe that is why he. Decided to use this method.
I would not recommend it if one needs serious loss. I do believe maintaining will be easier but. Real loss? Not so much.
on 12/5/13 7:59 pm
I had this done! I LOVE it! There are lower complication rates with it because of how they "hook" in the rerouted intestines. I felt icky for about a week after surgery and since then I have had way more energy than I have had in a long time. I have also lost the back and knee pain I had just from walking. Even for this type of surgery mine is conservative (300 cm common channel) I am 2 months out and I have lost 60 lbs and am still going strong. I do watch my carbs and really focus on my water intake. Everyone will have different results but I also think it is important to remember that it is a tool and not just a fix.