DS in Missouri?
on 4/9/09 9:56 am - Blue Springs MO
Basically, there's not anyone here in Missouri! Had one a few years back in Shawnee Mission, but he passed away 1 1/2 years after my surgery. I'm trying to find someone too, and I think I'm going to Dr. Hustead, he's in KY & TN. He's a pro on the DS and has a lot of good information.
Keep in touch!
My adivce, do it right the first time and stay with it. Results - long term success!
~ I am the proud wife of a Guatemalan, but most people call me Kimberley
Highest Known Weight = 370# / 59.7 bmi @ 5'6"
Current Weight = 168# / 26.4 bmi : fluctuates 5# either way @ 5'7" / more than 90% EWL
Normal BMI (24.9) = 159#: would have to compromise my muscle mass to get here without plastics, so this is not a goal.
I my DS. Don't go into WLS without knowing ALL of your options: DSFacts.com
on 4/9/09 7:40 pm
You are full of crap. Shame on you for posting such a load of BS on this board. What you are describing is not a DS, it's an early procedure named after Dr. Scopinaro. This procedure hasn't been done for a very long time because of the problems you describe.
I suppose you're one of the RNY mill doctors, so you don't want people to really find out about the DS, because when they do, you have no chance of collecting any fees for your RNY work.
I lived with RNY for 28 years and it sucks, I was revised to DS last year and it's great, I've never felt better and only wish I had done the revision 10 years ago.
You are a disgrace, you lying sack.
Marceau et al 2007
Conclusion: Survival rate was 92% after DS. The risk of death (Excess Hazard Ratio (EHR)) was 1.2, almost that of the general population. After a mean of 7.3 years (range 2-15), 92% of patients with an initial BMI < or = 50 kg/m2 obtained a BMI < 35 and 83% of those with an initial BMI > 50 obtained a BMI < 40.
The Biliopancreatic Diversion with the Duodenal Switch: Results Beyond 10 Years.
Hess et al. Mar 2005
The BPD/DS, if properly performed, has the best long-term weight loss of any bariatric operation. It is easy to reverse or revise, has the least marginal ulcers, cures the highest percentage of co-morbidities, has the least failures, and permits normal although smaller meals. It is our opinion that the BPD/DS should be considered as the gold standard bariatric operation.
Bowel Habits after Gastric Bypass Versus the Duodenal Switch Operation.
Wasserberg et al. Aug 2008
BACKGROUND: One of the perceived disadvantages of the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch operation is diarrhea. The aim of this study was to compare the bowel habits of patients after duodenal switch operation or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
RESULTS: The duodenal switch group was heavier (body mass index 53.5 vs 47.0 kg/m(2), p = 0.03) and older (47.5 vs 41.0 years, p = NS) than the gastric bypass group. Median time to 50% excess body weight loss was 22 months in the duodenal switch group compared to 10.0 months in the gastric bypass group (p = 0.001). Patients after duodenal switch surgery reported a median of 23.5 bowel episodes over the 14-day study period compared to 16.5 in the gastric bypass group (p = NS). There was no between-group differences in any of the other bowel parameters studied.
CONCLUSIONS: Although duodenal switch is associated with more bowel episodes than gastric bypass, the difference is not statistically significant. Bowel habits are similar in patients who achieve 50% estimated body weight loss with duodenal switch surgery or gastric bypass.
Copies or links to of all these studies (and many more) can be found at www.dsfacts.com, a website developed by a DSer who is not affiliated with any medical provider of any kind.
ANd for newbies to the idea of the DS, yes, you absolutely must commit to supplementation and regular labs. To me, that's a small price to pay for a surgery that, unlike the RNY, allows me to take ibuprofen if I have cramps. to avoid dumping, and to not worry about food getting stuck in a stoma and having to barf it back up. RNYers need regular labs, too, and have their own issues with vit. B-12 deficiencies.
I'm not saying that one surgery is better than another, but I am horrified that an MD who absolutely knows better is getting on here and trying to deceive patients and potential patients. I really hope someone decides to report you to an ethics board, doctor. What you posted is unconsionable.