Looking for information on DS revision
I have provided a link below as one of the best resources for information on the DS. One of the best RNY to DS revision surgeons is right here in the LA area, Dr. Keshishian. Dr. Rabkin, another top notch RNY to DS revision surgeon is located in San Francisico. There are only a handful of US surgeons who are truly qualified to perform an RNY to DS revision so, please do as much research as possible.
I just went back and reread your post and you noted that you already have an appointment scheduled with a surgeon this week. If your appointment is with a surgeon in California and is not one the surgeons I listed above then it is even more important to know everything you can about an RNY to DS revision prior to your appointment.
I am sure there will be some wonderful RNY - DS revision vets who will chime in on this thread in the mean time.
btw - OH Admin, who in the hell do you employ to develop your site? If you are not embarrassed by it than you should be. I didn't want to underline this but I have no choice.
1. try to talk you into distal RNY or ERNY instead of DS, or
2. try to convince you that the weight regain is entirely your fault for not following the post-op guidelines and that you should not be looking at any kind of revision.
In reality, weight regain, and failure to lose sufficient weight, are common problems with gastric bypass. More and more is being learned about the causes for this, including things like enlarged stomas and reactive hypoglycemia. A recent article talked about how many patients simply stop losing weight well before reaching a normal weight even though they continue the low calorie, low fat, low carb diet - their metabolisms simply won't allow them to do any better.
Of course, there are some patients who are noncompliant, but there are many who are being blamed for their lack of success by both their doctors and by other patients, and who then proceed to blame themselves.
If you are truly interested in revising to the DS, the only surgeon in SoCal to consider is Dr. Keshishian in Glendale. My recommendation to you would be to cancel the appointment you have with the random bariatric surgeon and make an appointment with Dr. K.
Best of luck. Terri
Kerry J Stillhopefull (Terry) is my Angel!!!!
Angel to Baylady35310 (Linda)
7/9/01 RNY - 354 HW down to 192 LW
12/6/10 DS Revision - GW 170
DS HW 353
DS SW 332
DS CW 184 (-148 since surgery / -169 total)
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