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I have my ds surgery scheduled Feb 20th, It will be at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania with Dr Anthony Peterick. Has anyone had surgery preformed by him? Anyone had surgery at Geisinger? When I finally saw him after the 6 months of nutrition classes, support groups & surgery classes he was very nice and talked through the procedure with me then at the end he dropped the sadi-s loop bomb on me. Not what I wanted. I don't know why but I just said okay. Well about 2 days later after I had been stewing over this I called his office back to tell them I would not be having surgery there and spoke to one of the nurses who assured me that if I explain to him I want the traditional ds he will do it and has done them. I hate to admit it but I'm having 2nd thoughts about my hospital and surgeon. Anyone else been in my shoes? Advise? Did you move forward with the procedure anyway or axe the hospital / surgeon and move on? Thanks!

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I had nervous thoughts about my DS, but I didn't have second thoughts. I think if you are really apprehensive, talk to the doctor about having it the way you want it... And if you still feel iffy.. Don't have the surgery. It is your body. Do (or don't do) the surgery that's right for you.

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Speak up with him and be direct. But also find out why he thinks it is better. Find out what the differences are, etc. But speak up. It's ok.

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Thanks for the advise, I am going to talk to him a little more when I go back for pre op testing and voice my concerns to him a d go from there. The worst that could happen is I could end up with a different surgeon at a different facility at a later date =)

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Research and find another surgeon that does the DS. My first surgeon told me to stay home and have the sleeve. Naw! Wasn't an option. Find someone else. He probably has never done the DS before.

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You are lucky. I had 2 days of liquids; although that isn't as tough as some other DSers who go for weeks on liquids or milk.

I'm so lucky!! I'm allowed a reg breakfast day before...then clear liquids for rest of day... So I can pig out till afternoon before surgery!!!!

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