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Post-op Birth Control

October 23, 2017

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

October 23, 2017

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”

SADI, SIPS, Loop DS not the same as the duodenal switch

October 23, 2017

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.

Open vs Laparoscopic Surgery

October 23, 2017

There are two possible surgical approaches when having the Duodenal Switch procedure. Find out the differences between open and laparoscopic surgery.

Duodenal Switch Vs. SADI, SIPS, Loop DS

October 23, 2017

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.

Performing Duodenal Switch

October 23, 2017

Why don’t all bariatric surgeons perform Duodenal Switch? Is Duodenal Switch a more complicated procedure than Gastric Bypass?

History of Duodenal Switch

February 05, 2012

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.