Is it possible for me to lose 300 lbs with Duodenal Switch

on 10/26/22 12:25 pm - SUGAR LAND, TX

I weigh over 500 pounds and recently I lost 40lbs on Pre-op diet my Dr gives me but I have question Is it possible for me to lose 300 lbs with Duodenal Switch because I have a lot of weight to lose

on 10/26/22 2:10 pm
RNY on 06/03/15

yes. I lost 235 lbs with the RNY, and the DS is a stronger surgery than the RNY.

RNY 06/03/15 by Michael Garren (Madison, WI)

HW: 373 SW: 316 GW: 150 LW: 138 CW: 163

on 10/31/22 7:17 pm

It should be possible but the actual number doesn't really matter. You should target feeling good about yourself and being healthy. That is almost guaranteed with a combination of wls your personal commitment.

on 11/1/22 1:01 pm

Short answer, Yes! But what you don't want to hear, it will be work both to get the weight off and keep it off. Make sure you KNOW what surgery you are getting because there are many look alike procedures. Do a lot of research and read!

on 11/27/22 4:03 pm - Hamilton, Canada

It sure is!!!


SW:340, CW:128, RGW:126   Lost 20 Lbs preop



on 12/2/22 6:13 am

Probably yes

on 1/17/23 10:55 am - Hamilton, Canada
on 1/20/23 6:49 am - Parma, OH
DS on 04/15/13

It is. I was at just over 500 when I started my pre-op diet. Had surgery at 464 (with the threat behind me that if I didn't lose enough pre-op they would have to do the DS in 2 stages.)

I spent several years hovering around 225-235 and in the past year or so have slowly gotten down to 196. Do from the pre-op diet I'm down over 300.

Good luck,


HW 552 CW 198 SW 464 4/15/13 - Lap DS by Dr. Philip Schauer - Cleveland Clinic.

on 1/23/23 12:13 pm - CA

As you can see, it is certainly possible, and not all that unusual. It can even be done with just a VSG, though that's a tougher to do. More importantly, though, is that with the DS, it is much easier to maintain the loss that you do achieve, particularly for someone starting out on the high side.

Good luck with it...

1st support group/seminar - 8/03 (has it been that long?)  

Wife's DS - 5/05 w Dr. Robert Rabkin   VSG on 5/9/11 by Dr. John Rabkin


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