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To my knowledge, duodenal switch. Look it up so u can understand what it entails. It's another wls procedure. Hope it helps once u look it up:) gl

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DS is the Duodenal Switch (for more information you can check out dsfacts.com) which is in the simplest of explanations a vertical sleeve gastrectomy (or VSG) with an additional component of bypassing a portion of the small intestine. The sleeve offers the restriction and the bypass a level of malabsorption. The DS is done both laparoscopically or open. This procedure is usually, though not always - depending upon co morbidities, reserved for people with a BMI over 40.

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The duodenal switch is commonly done on "lightweights" for the purpose of getting rid of Type 2 diabetes, among other problems. It also resolves PCOS, high BP, high cholesterol and other health concerns. It is the only WLS that CURES Type 2 diabetes. Sleeve, band, RNY and the others do not permanently cure T2D.

A "lightweight" is someone whose BMI is not as high as 40. Look at my pre-op weight. I was a lightweight. I now hover around 110-120 with no effort whatsoever.

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I had my Ds Aug last year. Starting weight was 320 I have lost 137 and are now approx 183! It saved my life. I have a perfect new life now. I have no complications. I can eat almost anything but do it in moderation if it is not healthy food. I also look well after myself. Take my vits regulalry and do yearly blood tests just to make sure all my levels stays perfect. LOVE MY NEW LIFE!

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DS is the Duodenal Switch (for more information you can check out dsfacts.com) which is in the simplest of explanations a vertical sleeve gastrectomy (or VSG) with an additional component of bypassing a portion of the small intestine. The sleeve offers the restriction and the bypass a level of malabsorption. The DS is done both laparoscopically or open. This procedure is usually, though not always - depending upon co morbidities, reserved for people with a BMI over 40.

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Nope, NOT reserved for just those over a 40 BMI. I was 35.2 pre-op. My husband, also a DS'er was a 39 BMI...boh of us lightweights.

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The post says, "usually not always done w a BMI aboe 40"

Not ALWAYS EVERY TIME.

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My Dr doesn't do DS. He's one of the top Dr's here in Texas. I guess he's done a lot of study on it and doesn't feel it is a good option compared to the other wls. Curious. I know two people who just got it done with another Dr and there are many who have had revisions from one type of wls to a DS. Interesting. And confusing.


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My Dr doesn't do DS. He's one of the top Dr's here in Texas. I guess he's done a lot of study on it and doesn't feel it is a good option compared to the other wls. Curious. I know two people who just got it done with another Dr and there are many who have had revisions from one type of wls to a DS. Interesting. And confusing.

It's also possible he doesn't think it's finacially feasible. It takes about twice as long as the RNY, and about 3 times longer than the VSG. And the rate of reimbursement is about the same as the RNY.

Health care is more about the bottom line than what is best for the patient.

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Could be!

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<p>My Dr doesn't do DS. He's one of the top Dr's here in Texas. I guess he's done a lot of study on it and doesn't feel it is a good option compared to the other wls. Curious. I know two people who just got it done with another Dr and there are many who have had revisions from one type of wls to a DS. Interesting. And confusing.<br> </p> <p><br> </p>

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I'm looking for a doctor that will revise to DS I had the sleeve only lost 60 in 17 months

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I'm looking for a doctor that will revise to DS I had the sleeve only lost 60 in 17 months

What state are you in? There are a few around but knowing where you are will help locate the nearest one.

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I'm looking for a doctor that will revise to DS I had the sleeve only lost 60 in 17 months

What state are you in? There are a few around but knowing where you are will help locate the nearest one.

I'm in Texas I had my surgery in San Antonio 3 half hours from my town.

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A unique weight loss surgery performed by a limited amount of surgeons worldwide, the Duodenal Switch is also known as a vertical gastrectomy. Like other surgeries, it is designed to restrict the amount of food that can be eaten by a patient, prompting weight loss most effectively and powerfully in comparison with other weight loss surgeries. However, the procedure has more likelihood of complications associated with it, due to the nature of the vertical gastrectomy technique. Because of these additional risks, many insurance companies do not offer coverage for this type of surgery.

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The DS has the VSG as part of the surgery but in the end they are VERY different when it comes to maintenance. VSG will eventually be able to eat fairly normally. DS has a malabsorption component that leaves patient with having to take Vitamins and eat lots of Protein and healthy fats for life.

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I'm looking for a doctor that will revise to DS I had the sleeve only lost 60 in 17 months

What state are you in? There are a few around but knowing where you are will help locate the nearest one.

I'm in Texas I had my surgery in San Antonio 3 half hours from my town.

Dr. Ayoola at Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas is an up and coming DS surgeon. He proctored with Dr. Darryl Stewart (who passed last summer) and then took over the practice.

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