RPick67, it wasn't very hard to talk Dr. Teel into doing the DS surgery. He was very reluctant at first but once he seen I did my research and knew the possible complications he was fine with doing it. He even told me on the second appointment that he purposely tries to talk his patients out of DS because of the BM problems associated with DS.
I must say, Dr. Teel did an awesome job. I had very little pain, tolerated liquids well and was driving the Saturday after my surgery and I had surgery on Tuesday. I wish I would have had this done a long time ago. I couldn't have asked for a better bunch of people at the Miami Valley Hospital and Dr. Teel.
Now keep in mind, Dr. Teel doesn't have the best bed side mannors but he does know his stuff. He was very friendly with me and asked me several times if I had any questions. I highly reccomend Dr. Teel to anybody. I am very pleased with my surgery and after care. It's not as bad as I thought it would be.
If you goto Dr. Teel and want the DS just do your homework prior to seeing him. Know all the ins and outs of the DS surgery. He respects this and does do a good job. Good luck on your journey. God Bless