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Weight Loss Surgery: Duodenal Switch
Bariatric Surgeon: Dr. Carlos A. Ferrari
Patient: Patient Ralph Gardner
The things I can do now that I couldn't do before include reaching over and not having 10-12 inches of stomach spilling over. I've taken 12 inches off my waist never to come back again
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Watch the video below to see Ralph's story:
Ralph was tired of not having energy and buying larger and larger clothes. That’s when he started investigating methods that would permanently assist him. One of the benefits of this program is that we offer several types of bariatric surgery. When you tailor the procedure to the patient the results are better. The duodenal switch was a great tool for him. He wanted the greatest degree of success and the greatest chance of not re-gaining the weight back. In this operation you, number one, reduce the size of the stomach, and number two, you re-route the small intestine. So the patient not only eats less, but absorbs no fat. Ralph dropped 120 plus pounds. The things he can do now that he couldn’t do before include reaching over and not having 10-12 inches of stomach spilling over. He’s taken 12 inches off his waist never to come back again.