MINI GASTRIC BYPASS

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WHAT IS A MINI GASTRIC BYPASS?

The mini-gastric bypass procedure has gained popularity in recent years. It is quicker, technically easier and carries a lower complication rate compared to traditional gastric bypass surgery.

The procedure reduces the size of your stomach, restricting the amount you can eat. It also reduces absorption of food by bypassing up to 6 feet of intestines.

The mini-gastric bypass was developed to reduce operating time, simplify the procedure and reduce complications.

Procedure:

  • The stomach is divided with a laparoscopic stapler. Most of the stomach is no longer attached to the oesophagus and will no longer receive food. Your new stomach is much smaller and shaped like a small tube.
  • Between 2 to 7 feet of intestines are bypassed. The surgeon will attach the remainder of the intestines to the new stomach.
  • Food now flows into small tube-like stomach and then bypasses between 2 to 7 feet of intestines where it resumes the normal digestive process in you’re the remaining intestine.
Mini Gastric Bypass surgery has the benefits below:

  • Shorter operating time.

  • Less re-routing of the intestines.

  • One fewer connection of intestines, which in theory means less chance of a complication.

  • Technically easier for the surgeon.

  • Similar weight loss and recovery.