The mini gastric bypass (MGB) is a bariatric metabolic procedure that is currently gaining a lot of attention. This operation was first performed in 1997 by its inventor who, in 2001, presented and published his rationale, technique, and comparatively good outcomes with the procedure in more than 1,000 cases with excellent follow-up. He stated clearly in his first publication that he was describing a minimally invasive gastric bypass operation because it was technically easier, required less time in the operating room, was less prone to internal hernias, easily amenable to revision and reversal, and provided good weight loss and metabolic effects. These claims have been validated by many who have published outcomes with follow up to 15 years.
Gastric Mini-Bypass patients typically lose 60-80% of excess body weight in under two years. The procedure is recommended for patients who suffer from type one diabetes.
The Mini-Bypass procedure is an extremely effective weight loss procedure. Gastric Mini-Bypass patients lose between 60% to 80% of excess body weight in the first year. This procedure is typically recommended for patients with a BMI of 45 or higher and who also suffer from type 1 Diabetes. This procedure typically takes 90 or more operating time.
- You will absorb less calories from food. (Malabsorption Factor)
- Is an effective known cure for Diabetes
- Lose 60-80% of Excess Body Fat
- Vastly Reduced Hunger Pains
- No need for implementation of medical device into the body such as a Lap-Band
- Does not require adjustments or fills
- This procedure is recommended over the gastric bypass.
Is Mini Gastric Bypass Safe?
Laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass is a safe alternative to LRYGB because of its simple surgical technique, comparable or lower complication rate, and similar efficacy, including weight reduction and control of DM (9, 10, 11, 12). However, mini-gastric surgery imaging findings have seldom been reported.
What are the side effects of gastric bypass surgery?
Longer term risks and complications of gastric bypass can include:
- Bowel obstruction.
- Dumping syndrome, causing diarrhea, nausea or vomiting.
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Stomach perforation.
What can you eat after mini gastric bypass?
Keep a daily record of your food portions and of your calorie and protein intake. Eatslowly and chew small bites of food thoroughly. Avoid rice, bread, raw vegetables and fresh fruits, as well as meats that are not easily chewed, such as pork and steak.
How long does it take to lose weight after gastric bypass?
Six Months Post-Surgery. At six months, you’ll have lost a lot of weight. If you’ve had gastric bypass surgery, you will have lost about 30% to 40% of excess body weight. With gastric banding surgery, you lose 1 to 2 pounds a week — so by six months, you’ll have lost 25 to 50 pounds.