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Thank you for your words of encouragement .

As I said , I'm not a big eater . I'm a binger. Apprently you can binge yoir way through like snack or drink liquids .

I hope I go well with that.

Do you know how much of your intestines were bypassed ?

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Thank you losili .

I had willpower for years and years and just gave up after dieting all my life . I suppose that's why we need this tool hey.

Good on you for doing so well. I commend you on your success

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I hate vomitting by the way . My 3 sisters all had the lap band and I've seen them vomitting every time I'm at the table with them. I've heard that your rate buds change and you don't like the same foods you previously did . So I'm really hoping that will happen to me . :)

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I'm still only 1 month post op. So I couldn't tell you my true experience, but I've heard it both ways. For some it changes and others there taste remains the same, they are just better able to handle their cravings and so far I'm in that category, however this may change over time, I'll just have to wait and see. That's all part of the journey. You will do just fine. We all think the same way...before surgery I was a bit concerned that I won't be able to succeed...just do to the fact that I thought MY eating habits was WORSE than anyone, but I found alot of people on here think the same way. So don't be so hard on yourself. Have fun be excited! Your journey is going to be rewarding and life changing. God bless.

Seattle WA

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Well I also had my gall bladder taken out. And originally it was suppose to 7 hours long but things went well. Surgery weight on April 24th: 294lbs. Current weight 1 month post op 260 lbs.

Seattle WA

Dr. Srikanth is very meticulous. My original sleeve & gall bladder surgery took about 3 hours. More than half of that was the gall bladder as it had some HUGE stones & was adhered to everything around it. My sleeve revision & SA-DS last December took about 7 hours. Again, he had to be very careful doing the part around the duodenum because of adhesions from the previous surgery. I also had a hiatal hernia repair.

Just out of curiosity, why do you have your surgery listed as "gastric sleeve" when you had a single-anastomosis duodenal switch? I know the SA-DS/SIPS includes a sleeve, but the more significant component is the switch.

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When I downloaded the bariatric app. It was my first time on the site. And on my android phone I am limited to what I can see and change. So, when I first started I couldn't find the DS forum and with many days of trial and error...I found the forum. I am pretty new to this site about 4 months. I'm assuming I should just go to the actual website and make some changes, but I'll do it when I have time. Sorry for the confusion.

Seattle WA

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Dr. Srikanth and his team are awesome! He is the best surgeon! Very personable and down to earth. And does a phenomenal job.

Seattle WA

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No confusion, just curiosity. I find it can be difficult to make changes like that in your profile, even on the website on a computer.

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How are you doing on your weightloss? As you are farther out then I am.

Seattle WA

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How are you doing on your weightloss? As you are farther out then I am.

Seattle WA

It's not a good idea to try to compare your weight loss journey with someone else. My weight loss after the SA-DS is considerably slower than someone who had the procedure as their initial WLS & whose BMI was higher on the day of surgery.

Even after the initial gastric sleeve I had in August, 2013, my weight loss was slower than most. I had lost 44 lbs. in the 4 months pre-op but only another 32 lbs. in the first 6 months post-op. When I decided to have the SA-DS I was down 85 lbs. from my initial consult weight. I am currently down a total of 127 lbs., 42 lbs. since my revision consult. The main thing is that all of my co-morbidities have resolved.

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I'm sorry I didn't mean by any way to be comparative. When I ask "weightloss" , to me generally means the WHOLE process "journey".."experience"...how's the Protein intake?...water goals?...do you find some foods easier to digest than others?...do you feel like sometimes food gets stuck in your throat..etc.

Seattle WA

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It's not as common to find other people with the SIPS procedure, online ....like vsg, gastric bypass and traditional DS. So when someone on this forum has had it, I like to ask what there experience is like so that I have some sort of an idea of what I might be going through. Well good luck and God bless.

Seattle WA

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This procedure was mention at my seminar, don't think you will find many who have had it done or are doing it because it's new and not many surgeons are doing it at this point. That's what they said at the seminar, best of luck to all of you!

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The first couple of months were rough. Because my sleeve had dilated, which is actually quite common, Dr Srikanth made it tighter this time. I actually spent one Saturday afternoon & evening in the ER getting IV fluids. The following Monday I had another endoscopy & he dilated a couple of strictures in my stomach. After that it was much easier to get the fluids & Protein in & keep them down. Now, nearly 5 months out, I can eat almost anything & rarely vomit but it does still happen. My stomach has not liked salmon since my first sleeve but I try every so often to see if it has improved.

Another issue in the first couple of months was significant episodes of diarrhea but that has settled down now that I eat real food. Because of a change in my insurance, I am no longer followed by Dr Srikanth.

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Actually I've heard it has been done internationally. Spain and other countries. My surgeon recommended it to me after I initially went in for a VSG. And was recommended by him that SIPS providedQ a greater weightloss and greater chance of keeping it off long- term. He's a great surgeon and many of my co- workers have gone to him for wls. My insurance actually gave me his office as a first number to call as one of their in- network providers. And now there are alot more people that have had lap bands and vsg come into his office to get a revision to SIPS/SADIS. So I trust him and I'm not worried at all. So far so good and no regrets.

Seattle WA

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