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Hi all. I just finished my DS procedure at the university of Chicago. Recovering well. My surgeon said he had to do a single loop DS as opposed to the double loop DS. There seems to be little research about this procedure. Can anyone tell me the difference between this and traditional DS? I'm very distressed that I didn't get the procedure I thought I was getting.

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It's litt more than gastric bypass with a sleeve instead of a pouch. It is fairly new and there isn't much research about the long term success of this procedure or how much weightloss you can achieve and maintain. I hope you won't need a revision for a full DS. If you do Id sue your surgeon.

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Not sure but I am guessing there was a reason why he had to move to this procedure vs. the double loop?

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I'm meeting with my surgeon later today. My concern is that no one ever even mentioned this could happen. I read all my information, paid attention to every appointment. How is it legal to consent to one procedure and receive another? I thought I was getting duodenal switch. And I am insurance paid, not self paid.

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Hi all. I just finished my DS procedure at the university of Chicago. Recovering well. My surgeon said he had to do a single loop DS as opposed to the double loop DS. There seems to be little research about this procedure. Can anyone tell me the difference between this and traditional DS? I'm very distressed that I didn't get the procedure I thought I was getting.

I'm meeting with my surgeon later today. My concern is that no one ever even mentioned this could happen. I read all my information, paid attention to every appointment. How is it legal to consent to one procedure and receive another? I thought I was getting duodenal switch. And I am insurance paid, not self paid.

Sounds like he did a variation of the procedure you were expecting. Since he can't guarantee anything until they actually go in and start working there isn't anything illegal with what he did. Of course he has to justify why he did the procedure the way he did, but it's not the same thing as a sort of bait and switch I'll do whatever surgery I want to type situation. Just ask him to explain what necessitated the change.

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The single loop DS or SADI is not the same as the actual Bileopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch and there is no Double Loop DS. There is a double anastomoses and the single which they said you were given. The SADI is very new. Long term success with it are unknown. There are higher risks for complications due to the digestive juices having to defy the laws of gravity to empty into the common channel.

The DS works like a charm and if you stick with the program it offers very low risk for complications. I'd be pissed if I woke up to that information. And it is illegal to perform another to procedure without your knowledge or consent.

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Sounds like the SADI-s. I know several people who have had it done at Lenox Hill Hospital. They seem happy with it. I'd say the farthest one out is about 18 mos. and things are going well.

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Just got home this evening. Recovery has been rough. Pain management has been difficult for me so far. Continuing on as best as I am able.

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You need to get up and walk for at least 10 minutes at a ti me every two hours. More when you are in pain. The gas pain won't go away with any other method.

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Well, that was a great night sleep. Taking all my meds successfully, and keeping Water and Greek yogurt down well. Began passing some gas, which is a great relief. I was so discouraged for a few days, thinking it wasn't worth it, but now I'm starting to have hope that I'll feel better someday. According to my friend who had DS two years ago, my recovery seems much rougher than his. I guess it all depends on the person. Thanks for all the support. I'm keeping up with walking and drinking water.

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Sounds good!

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Ugh...I posted a whole paragraph is SADI surgery, and then lost it when I went to get study links for you. And I have no idea why, but this forum won't let me post links from my IPad. Anyway, the single anastomosis DS is the more common operation everywhere in the world except the U.S. it has great clinical outcomes, and a better long term prognosis re: malnutrition and scar tissue formation complications. Best of luck for great success.

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The challenge with the SADI is that it lacks the benefit of gravity in pushing the digestive fluids into the common channel and causes a complication not found with the perfected DS. Intestinal necrosis is unheard of with the Traditional DS. It also lacks the history that the traditional DS has and preliminary stats show weight loss akin to the Bypass.

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That's interesting b/c my UK friends never heard of it (or the SiPS procedure) till I mentioned them. Perhaps b/c they're DS vets & they aren't as up-to-date with what's available?

Ugh...I posted a whole paragraph is SADI surgery, and then lost it when I went to get study links for you. And I have no idea why, but this forum won't let me post links from my IPad. Anyway, the single anastomosis DS is the more common operation everywhere in the world except the U.S. it has great clinical outcomes, and a better long term prognosis re: malnutrition and scar tissue formation complications. Best of luck for great success.

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