Need revision info
Ara Keshishian, MD, FASMBS, FACS *
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There are two others in CA but they are RNY to DS revision surgeons. That is a skill set all it's own and only a handful of DS surgeons can do it.
Duodenal Switch (Lap) 01-24-11 | Surgeon: Stephen Boyce | High weight: 250 in 2002 | Surgery weight: 203 | Lowest weight: 121 | Current weight: 135 | Goal weight: 135
Revising an RNY to a DS is the most complicated form of revision, but it's also the most effective. Not many surgeons can do this procedure, so you really want to choose your surgeon wisely.
That is a lot of seriously wrong information about the DS right there. Hopefully people will be along to set you straight.
I'm thinking I suffer from more diarrhea than your average DS'er ;)
Proud mama of Mischa and Gabriel, both born post-op.
Now, it's highly possible that both your nutritionist and psychotherapist were confusing the DS with the old BPD, which was basically a large-pouch RNY with a lot of intestinal bypass. It was very effective at weight loss, but it did have a lot of unpleasant bowel-issue side effects---which is why it's rarely done any longer.
It's also possible that your nut doesn't understand the correct post-op diet for a DSer, and is giving out bad advice which results in patients with problems. And what sort of education about bariatrics does a psychotherapist have, anyway? Probably not as much as those of us who've lived the life.
Lots of surgeons and hospitals steer clear of the DS because it doesn't pay as well. It takes longer to perform, but insurance companies, naturally, don't like to pay out any more than they have to.
The DS has the very BEST long-term, maintained weight-loss stats, period. ALso the best stats for resolving or preventing co-morbs like diabetes and high cholesterol, too. And frankly, the post-op lifestyle is WONDERFUL.
on 10/6/12 7:33 am
Here's a link to the PubMed abstract on the post-op poop issues of DS vs RNY. The post op issues are statistically about the same between the two surgeries. Honestly, I'd be leery of getting surgery any place that had such bad information or tried to steer pre-ops choices with bogus info.
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