~ 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
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.