About Mini Gastric Bypass
Mini gastric bypass surgery is a short and relatively simple procedure that has been shown by the available research to have low risk and result in good short and long-term weight loss.
The mini-gastric bypass procedure is restrictive and malabsorptive. This means that the procedure reduces the size of your stomach, restricting the amount you can eat. The procedure also reduces absorption of food by bypassing up to 6 feet of intestines. Gastric bypass and the mini-gastric bypass are both malabsorptive and restrictive procedures. Gastric sleeve and the Lap Band are restrictive procedures.
This surgery was developed to reduce operating time, simplify the procedure and reduce complications. Recent studies show that it does reduce operating time, may lead to similar weight loss (some studies show that mini-gastric bypass may actually produce more weight loss), and reduce overall complication rates compared to gastric bypass surgery
BENEFITS OF MINI GASTRIC BYPASS COMPARED TO GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY
- Shorter operating time.
- Less re-routing of the intestines.
- One fewer anastomosis (connection of intestines), which in theory means less chance of a complication.
- Technically easier for the surgeon.
- Similar weight loss and recovery.