I am 40 years old and have been diagnosed with chronic heart failure. My cardiologist recommended bariatric surgery because of my bmi and co morbid conditions. I have already met with the surgeon at the University of Utah where I get most of my medical care but my insurance will pay me $500 to have it done elsewhere. I have now been through the beginning portions of the weight loss program at a different hospital and have my "pre op" appointment on August 26th. I hadn't considered the duodenal switch because the university doesn't offer it but the new hospital does. After all of my research, I feel relatively confident that this is the most appropriate choice for me. However, I can't find much information on the best surgery for CHF patients(if there is a difference). Most people with CHF don't seem to be able to have surgery because of the risks, primarily of anesthesia. I have had 11 surgeries including 1 in October. I don't see this as being an issue for me and the cardiologist is the one who recommended the surgery. Has anyone dealt with this?