Hey, good luck, 30.
You're definitely correct in heading out of state if your doctor isn't familiar with the DS. You want to go to someone who has done hundreds as it's a much more technically demanding operation.
Duodenal Switch/Lap -- Drs. Alfons Pomp & Michel Gagner -- New York City
4/11/05: (date of surgery)
7/27/08: Gallbladder Removed