I had the duodenal switch surgery (BPD/DS) in Oct. 2004, at the time of surgery I weighed 380 lbs. I’m now 52 yrs. old and my weight has fluctuated between 170-180 lbs for the last 2 yrs.
I have had no weight loss surgery complications whatsoever. Regarding my bariatric diet, I pretty much eat whatever I want. I average 1-2 normal bowel movements a day (stinky). However, I do get gas if I eat a lot of carbs.
I have absolutely no regrets at all for having the surgery and would highly recommend this particular surgery to anyone who is super obese.
I know several people who have had either gastric bypass or lap band surgery that eventually gained most of their weight back after 3 or 4 years. I feel that if a person is willing to “go under the knife” for weight loss surgery, why not have the best surgery available!
One last point I would like to make is that I faithfully take my bariatric vitamins EVERY DAY, have my blood checked annually, and thus far after almost 6 yrs. have never had a vitamin deficiency in any of my labs.