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I am going to my first seminar. I am 5'7 275lbs. What should I expect and is there any specific questions I should ask?

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Why are you having the DS at 275 pounds? Is there a medical need?

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I've seen DS patients around here with a lower starting weight. I'm "only" 313 and I'm getting the DS.

Good luck, swantu! I think you'll come up with questions as you listen! Just start thinking about all the parts of this process - pre-op, surgery, post-op, etc. and questions will come to you. Also maybe ask about the gallbladder - a lot of DS patients get them taken out at the same time.

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@swantu

Make sure they perform the full DS (two anastomosis) if that is what you're interested in and not the loop DS, SADI-S or SIPS (single anastomosis).

Do they remove the gallbladder and/or appendix during surgery? If not, do they give you a Rx for something like Urso to prevent gallstones.

Does they do a standard size common channel (cc) and if so, what is the length, or do they measure it for each patient? What size would they consider for you?

How often are your bloods done, first year, for the rest of your life?

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