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I am 6 weeks post surgery as I write this. Had a Loop DS performed on 12/17/18 from an original sleeve surgery 12/26/15 all performed by Dr. Basil Yurcisin at Garden State Bariatrics whom I recommend highly if you live in or near New Jersey. Originally lost nearly 70 lbs with the original Gastric sleeve but put on a bit more than half of it back before deciding to get more aggressive and choose a Loop DS. Since 12/17, I am down close to 40 lbs. For those reading this, there is a difference between a traditional DS and a loop DS. I grappled with this because I wanted the maximum weight loss effect. In the end, I settled for the Loop DS. because I was told the difference in weight loss is not that great compared to the negative effects. From some of the more traditional doctors, the jury seems to still be out on a long term basis. Please feel free to share your experiences for all who like me need the encouragement and to learn from each other, since we are part of the research to settle these issues.

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Is that the one where you may get bile reflux? I'm afraid most people' s info on this operation is sketchy, not that many surgeons in U.S. seem todo it and cite negative studies on it.

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It is possible for bile reflux. So far I haven't experienced anything out of the normal range of what was to be expected. Overall, my issue was whether I should have the traditional DS to achieve the maximum weight loss in comparison to the SADI Loop DS. I just did not have enough success with the SG alone. It is a newer surgery just like the gastric bypass was 20 yrs or more ago. This article I came across may help those considering this surgery.


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In Australia it's called mini bypass/omega loop or RNY BYPASS. They're pretty much the same in regards to results

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