What is Mini Gastric Bypass?
Mini gastric bypass is a bariatric surgery method that aims to resize the stomach and reduce nutrient absorption. Within a short time after the surgery patient’s satisfaction increase noticeably simply because of the results caused by bypassing the 6 feet intestine during the procedure.
It also has an appetite-suppressing effect, which allows bariatric patients to lose a lot of weight. It combines the positive aspects of sleeve gastrectomy and roux-en-y gastric bypass surgical procedures. Therefore, it is one of the most effective treatments and healthy ways of losing weight, if applied to the right obese patients.
The mini-gastric bypass was developed to reduce operating time, simplify the procedure and reduce complications.
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.