I'm a 16 year Canadian Forces member who has struggled throughout my career with obesity. I'm finally at a point in my life where i'm excited to proceed with WLS and after well over a year of research have chosen to go the DS route. I'm currently 39.5 BMI with Sleep Apnea, GERD(mild and easily controled with med) borderline HBP, blood sugar and my familys medical history is littered with heart disease, cancer, diabities, and HBP.
I've read DS can be successful with "lightweights" and is the most effective surgery long term.
My problem is the military has finally approved me proceeding with WLS but there pushing me towards RNY or Lapband . I'm steadfast in my desire for DS and will go the self pay route even if it means having a free RNY or Lapband offered.
Has anyone delt with Dr Gagner self pay? Will he even preform DS on those many consider light weights.
Any help/info would be great , cheers