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On 2/6/2018 at 12:31 PM, Elaine Barron said:

That is what the surgeon suggest based on my weight....283 and my weight loss goal is 150. I would be fine weighing 170-180, but he asked me what I would ideally like to weight. I see a lot have the sleeve. I have a friends who had G Bypass 9 years ago and has gained some back, Nothing like she was before though. She knows a lot of people who has had WLS due to going to a lot of support groups over the years and she says she wishes she had chosen the DS due to the fact that it seems to be very successful in keeping the weight down. Why did you chose the Loop? I don't know much about that one. It's not listed as a choice on the website or all the paperwork in a big binder they gave me.

Me too Elaine! my goal weight is 140 ... Have to do my endoscopy this Friday and then i await for the insurance approval! when is your surgery?

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anyone know of any support groups in North Carolina for the Duodenal switch?

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On 2/6/2018 at 11:31 AM, Elaine Barron said:

That is what the surgeon suggest based on my weight....283 and my weight loss goal is 150. I would be fine weighing 170-180, but he asked me what I would ideally like to weight. I see a lot have the sleeve. I have a friends who had G Bypass 9 years ago and has gained some back, Nothing like she was before though. She knows a lot of people who has had WLS due to going to a lot of support groups over the years and she says she wishes she had chosen the DS due to the fact that it seems to be very successful in keeping the weight down. Why did you chose the Loop? I don't know much about that one. It's not listed as a choice on the website or all the paperwork in a big binder they gave me.

Hi Elaine, sorry I didn't respond sooner. I didn't see your question until now.

For some reason, doctors don't talk about the Loop DS that much. It may be because they don't perform the surgery. It is considered experimental by some doctors & insurance companies although it has been around for a while. The Loop DS wasn't in my binder either. My doctor told me about it and thought that it would be the best option for me. We discussed the pros and cons and I agreed with him. It is the duodenal switch, but a modified version. You will have a single anastomosis rather than two. What I liked about it was the fact that you don't have to take as much medicine as the normal ds. I take medicine 5 times a day, but it's only a total 7 or 8 pills to take over that time. There are also supposed to be fewer complications and malnutrition risks than the regular ds. There is a thread for it in the duodenal switch forum. Someone else may be able to direct you to more information about the surgery.

Right now I'm on week 4 of a 6 week liquid diet. My surgery is February 26th. From reading different messages on this site, my surgical team is a bit more strict than others. I'm allowed a Protein Drink, Water, G2, or certain raw veggies. I'm like you, my goal is 170 or 180.

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