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I had a sleeve done about 10 years ago when I was 40. I went from about 280 to 160 and have put the weight back on. I have seen two surgeons in my area in the last couple of months. One does DS and says I am kinda halfway through a DS procedure. The other surgeon does not do DS so she is recommending bypass. If I really want, she can refer me to a surgeon in the hospital system who does DS but that is 3 hours away. I've had some friends use the DS surgeon and recommend her but her office staff is a hot mess. An overall lack of organization and I send info to the person I am told to but then someone else calls and says I wasn't supposed to send to that person. The by pass surgeon is in my hospital system and therefore has access to all my doctor's records since nearly every one of my doctors is in that hospital system. By pass doctor said that DS wasn't fully "approved" (my word not hers) and is still considered experimental but she wants to learn how to do it and expects it will be much more common in the near future.

My husband is asking me what will I do differently after this surgery that I didn't do before. Great question. I am moving through all the insurance required hoops for both doctors at this point but still not sure I want to do either.

Anyone have any words of wisdom? Not sure how to proceed. Thanks so much!

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Is the only reason you are looking at revision surgery for weight loss ?

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I had the bypass done almost 6 months ago and it's been working for me I'm not sure what the ds is like I haven't talked to anyone who had it I did do some research on both I hand never really considered the sleeve. Honestly I would choose the one closest to you and in your network for the record aspect and if you need your surgeon for something they are close and access to your info

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3 hours ago, TryingAgain2 said:

And all the benefits that go along with that. I guess I am not entirely sure what you are asking.

A lot of people look at revision surgery due to severe Gerd and reflux. Many report that don't get a lot of extra weight loss. So I was thinking if it's just weight loss for you why wouldn't you try to go back to basics with the tool you already have ( your sleeve)?

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3 hours ago, Tami10 said:

I had the bypass done almost 6 months ago and it's been working for me I'm not sure what the ds is like I haven't talked to anyone who had it I did do some research on both I hand never really considered the sleeve. Honestly I would choose the one closest to you and in your network for the record aspect and if you need your surgeon for something they are close and access to your info

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Thanks. Both doctors are close to me. If I want a doctor associated with my hospital to do the DS, then I need to go to a hospital 3 hours away. The doctor who is close to me and in my hospital system only does the bypass.

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54 minutes ago, SleeverSk said:

A lot of people look at revision surgery due to severe Gerd and reflux. Many report that don't get a lot of extra weight loss. So I was thinking if it's just weight loss for you why wouldn't you try to go back to basics with the tool you already have ( your sleeve)?

Thank you for clarifying that. I never considered this type of surgery for anything other than weight loss.

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