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Carolyn M. Post-op birth control is very important if you are female, heterosexual, between the ages of 13 and 50, and have all your female parts intact. It is very dangerous to get pregnant in the 18 months following your surgery. Not just because it can mess up your weight loss, and not just because […] Continue Reading “Post-op Birth Control”
Hair loss can happen as a result of surgery. Telogen Effluvium occurs when sudden or severe stress, like surgery, causes an increase in the shedding of the hair. Hair follicles prematurely stop growing and enter into a resting phase. The hair stays in the resting phase for about 3 months after which time a large […] Continue Reading “Hair Loss”
Detailed information on how to obtain authorization for the Duodenal Switch operation and instructions on how to challenge the insurance companies if denied.
If you have decided that the duodenal switch bariatric surgery it the right procedure for you, before you sign the surgical consent form, be sure to confirm IN WRITING that the procedure you are consenting to is the duodenal switch with TWO anastomoses (CPT code 43845) and not the Investigational-Experimental procedure variously known as the SADI, SADI-S, SIPS, LoopDS or even as “improved” or “safer” duodenal switch.
There are two possible surgical approaches when having the Duodenal Switch procedure. Find out the differences between open and laparoscopic surgery.
When researching weight loss surgery it is important to be aware of the possible risks and complications.
SADI, SIPS and Single anastomosis Loop DS are not equivalents of the standard DS operation. In fact, from a physiologic perspective, the dissimilarities are more notable than the similarities when it comes to the theoretical weight loss mechanisms that are involved.
Why don’t all bariatric surgeons perform Duodenal Switch? Is Duodenal Switch a more complicated procedure than Gastric Bypass?
A detailed explanation of the duodenal switch procedure for weight loss.
The history of Duodenal Switch uncovers why DS is often confused with other weight loss surgery procedures and how it has evolved into the procedure it is today.