- HEALTH TRACKER
I have begun my 6 month diet/exercise program for insurance purposes and have chose RNY as my surgery type as of now, but, I have been researching DS. Now forgive me if I sound ignorant, I just started researching the DS surgery and it is my understanding the only difference, (other than the obvious difference in the surgeries themselves), is that with the DS there is less risk of develping hypoglycemia, or I think it's called Reactive Hypoglycemia>>>????
Because of the way the surgery is performed on the pyloric valve. Both surgeries have malabsorbtion and restriction. Can anyone tell me, other than the procedure itself, what the difference is between the two as far as the outcome goes?
Both require supplements for the rest of your life.
Both offer the benefit of restriction.
I do know that there is no "dumping" for people that have the DS and
People that have the DS surgery may have more loose stools, etc.
Is there anything else I should know that is important?
Thanks for all your help~
I researched the DS awhile back-not a whole lot-because I was told it is a much riskier surgery-but as I have been reading, the stats are almost the same compared to RNY as far as complication, mortality rates, etc. I kind of stopped researching because the surgery is a bit more complicated.
And here's a pic of the DS: