Duodenal Switch after having RNY Surgery.
on 5/18/11 1:18 pm - eustis, fl
I have had some eating problems and food intolerances, but they seem to be improving.
For me it was the right decision.
TeachMid, I know it's been a long time since this thread originated but I wanted to try to ask a question; maybe one of you will see it. I had RNY in 2002, looking to revise to DS due to massive regain in past 2-3 years. I way that the loss for revision is much slower. Could you possibly elaborate so I could have some tangible comparison? I thank you in advance for your time!!
Thank you Cheri and Holly!
Think twice, cut once! I've had 3 surgeries now, RNY, VSG and DS .
Ask me about the DS or visit dsfacts.com
2002 - RNY
2010 - RNY to VSG
2011 - Full DS-August 24th
HW 311 SW 306 CW 235 GW 150
If I were u, I would start with dsfacts.com and read up on the surgery, doctors ect. Then come back here and ask questions, there are many of us who are willing to help you.
Be aware that it's a 'LIFETIME' commitment to vitamins and keeping your bloodwork in a healthy place. You have to have a bit of a thick skin and be an advocate for yourself with your doctors etc. There is a risk of a lea****uring and other complications, because you are a revision. But most of us went thru without incident.
You will need an experienced surgeon who has done revisions before. You may have to travel, don't let that scare or deter you if you are truly serious about the DS.
How much weight have you re-gained? When did u have your RNY?
I'd just also encourage you to read DSFacts.com and the information on this site to get really familiar with the DS itself. If you're interested in having it, just get ready for the medical establishment to try to talk you out of it.
The revision board here on OH also has a lot of folks who have revised from the RnY to the DS.