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Duodenal switch is a type of weight loss surgery typically reserved for morbidly obese patients by shrinking the size of the stomach, limiting food intake, and by rerouting the small intestine and digestive loop to absorb fewer calories. LEARN MORE ›

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Finally Decided to Have DS Surgery - Millburn, NJ

Hi, everyone. I'm new here. I decided to have WLS earlier this year but was undecided on which procedure to have. I went back and forth several times before finally deciding on the DS. My surgery is on Wednesday, Dec. 2. I'm a little nervous but also excited about the future. I'm looking... READ MORE

Gastric Sleeve Duodenal Switch Best Decision of my Life!

Best decision I ever made in my life, I was 380 09/01/2015 and a little before a year I was down to 200lbs, my lowest weight was 180. I then became pregnant 10/2016 and now I have only gained 10lbs for my entire pregnancy and baby healthy. My hospital was University of Chicago was thee best... READ MORE

Should Have Done It Sooner - California

Our insurance paid nothing, but we'd do it again. I only wish I'd had my DS sooner. I got my life back! I've lost 235 pounds and have maintained that since 18 months post op. Yes, I have vitamin "issues" but that's a small price to pay for having a life! You MUST be ready to change how and... READ MORE

Kansas Nurse Practitioner - Lost 236#

Almost 2 years and I have reached my goal weight of 160. Lost 236# in the last 20 months. Now looking into total body lift surgery. I would not hesitate to do it again. I continue to work on it biking everyday and working with a nutritionist READ MORE

Obese but Driven 30'something Seeking Health & Found Duodenal Switch WLS - Omaha, NE

Nothing but the best things to say about this journey, process and doctor. No complaints and I am 6 1/2 years post op. I reasearched hard from Lapband and ended up finding DS to be for me. Dr. Anthone and his staff were nothing short of helpful, compassionate and thorough. I am able to reach out... READ MORE

44 Year Old Nurse Practitioner. Amarillo, TX

So, I have been overweight most of my life. Even as a child I was bigger than most kids. I was over 200# in middle school. Over the years, I have fluctuated, 7 years ago I had cancer and a major thoracic surgery to remove a football size tumor. My weight ballooned to 396# from overeating and... READ MORE

Healthiest I Have Ever Been and Finally Going to Be a Mommy! - Orlando, FL

Yes, there are some post-surgery concerns, such as vitamin absorption concerns, but I am so happy with the results! I am 2 years post-op and have lost 225 pounds! Now, after struggling to conceive, my husband and I are expecting our first child! I am glad I worked through my fears!! I am so happy! READ MORE

Post-DS Life Has Been Amazing - Beaumont, TX

Just to give you a bit of background information on myself: My name is Scott and I live in Beaumont, TX and I am 30 years old. I was about 440lb with a BMI of 59, so I've got quite a bit of weight that I'd like to lose. A lot of you may not have heard of the duodenal switch.... READ MORE

Weight Loss Surgery Duodenal Switch (DS) Success! - Michigan, MI

I had DS by Dr K in August of 2009 and I've lost 154lbs!  The procedure lasted about 4.5hrs. I was in the hospital for 4 days, back to work part time at a desk job 8 days post op, then full time the following week. The pain was less than a hysterectomy. I was 39 at the time of the... READ MORE

I Used To Be Fat Until I Had Duodenal Switch - Lincoln, NE

I was 28 years old. 420 some LBS. I had sleep apnea so bad that I would stop breathing in excess of 180+ seconds in different spurts while sleeping. I was in the beginning stages of type 2 diabetes and my kidneys were working so hardcore that I was dumping protein in my urine. Yea I was in BAD... READ MORE

49 Yrs Old 354 Lbs Starting Over...hitting the Restart Button

I am 5 days post-op and am feeling great. I'm working on 60 grams of protein a day, 60 oz of water and 60 min of exercise. I started this journey in November 2016 and for my insurance needed 4 monthly visit with my PCM, Blood work, psych consult, and an EKG. I have hypothyroidism and was... READ MORE

Duodenal Switch Weekly Updates - Denton, TX

I'm 33, I'm 5'6 1/2" and I have about 100 lbs to lose to meet my goal. I've read a lot of studies about different weight loss surgeries. I'm kind of at the point where I think I've read pretty much everything there is to read. So it's good to put the... READ MORE

My Lap Band, VSG and DS Journey - New York

The beginning of my journey was in 2007 and I started at 398lb. Last week I weighed in at 219.2lb and this morning I weighed in at 215.2lb. So I am down over 180lb since I started. I originally had lap band in April 2007 and it did help me. I was productive on it, I did follow all the rules... READ MORE

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