Weight Loss Surgery: Duodenal Switch
Bariatric Surgeon: Dr. Carlos A. Ferrari
Patient: Patient Ralph Gardner
I was tired of not having energy, I was tired of buying larger and larger clothes. That's when I started investigating into methods that would permanently assist me.
One of the benefits of this program is that we offer several types of operations. When you tailor the procedure to the patient the results are better.
The duodenal switch was a great tool for me. I wanted the greatest degree of success and I also wanted the greatest chance of not re-gaining the weight.
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.
I dropped 120 plus pounds. 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.