John when this thread started, even Dr. Roslin was being very squirrelly about the SADI, which he named the SIPS. He never actually lied but he wasn’t straightforward to many.If you want to know about the SADi or Dr Roslin, find experience not gossip.
Most surgeons were, and many flat out lied to their patient, many lied to insurance companies, and we've had at least one known death due to the surgeon doing a SADI when promising a DS. With that kind of track record, it’s been hard for those of us in the DS community to change our mind. But it actually had to start with the surgeons being forthcoming as to what they were doing. Many still aren’t. And many are still defrauding the insurance companies.
That is not gossip. We’ve seen evidence in provided operative reports from individuals who went in being told they were getting a DS, only to end up with a SADI.
But the experience is still just, at most, 11 years here in the US. I’ve run into a Roslin patient who was one of his first from July 2012. The doctor who created the SADI in Turkey did it about 14 years ago now. But it’s hard to find truly long term studies like there are for the DS. Especially since the first DS was done in 1986.
As far as the fat disappearing, no one has recreated that study since. There is anecdotal evidence that it is wrong but no study disproving it. And until such study exists, that study stating it disappears stands.
But your experience is valid and welcome. We need someone with a SADI to answer questions for those seeking that surgery cause the DS isn’t the right surgery for everyone.