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Couple of questions here: 1) do most surgeons who do the VSG also do the VS? 2) I'm set for VSG surgery in March, but I'm intrigued and very interested in this surgery--especially because I'd rather do one surgery rather than one plus a follow up; 3) is there anyone out there who regrets this and wishes they had just gotten a VSG; 4) do all of you believe that you malabsorption/vitamin issues are a) fully addressed with supplements and watching your numbers and B) that you're not shortening your lives or in line for some other wicked medical condition; and 5) I've been reading the VSG site for almost a year now. Lotsa people still struggling with dieting and food addiction issues. Has anyone NOT lost weight with this surgery? Are you happy? Are you able to maintain and live a fairly normal life? Sorry for all these questions, and, for those of you who answer, thanks from the bottom of my heart.

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The DS should only be done by a vetted surgeon. You can see a list of them here http://www.dsfacts.com/duodenal-switch-surgeons.html#.UsRkrvRdX10

If you do the Vitalady plan (https://vitalady.com/vitanews/pre-packaged-regimens/) and get regular blood work done (6 monthly ideally) and you have more than 100g of Protein a day you should be good.

Pretty much everyone who went to a vetted surgeon and got the DS in one surgery loses (most people that get a sleeve then the DS lose more slowly). It is possible to regain if you go silly with carbs but you'd gain waayy faster with any other WLS.

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Since following the Vitalady DS regimen (tweaking according to my lab values) my Vitamins are stellar. I have yearly labs done, no need for 6 months unless you have an issue. For me, a two part surgery wasn't an option. I knew as a lightweight (starting at 231) that I'd most likely lose all my excess weight with the surgeon I chose. I have a tiny, tight sleeve, so restriction is still excellent at 4+ years out. The malabsorption is what keeps my weight off. I love the combination, I have no problems with any food except flour. Typical for the DS, flour causes bloating and gas. If I want to eat bread, I simply time it so that 3-4 hours later I do not offend anyone. I would highly recommend doing your research and thoroughly researching your surgeon. You want an experienced DS surgeon, not someone who does only 10 per year.

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