Are you struggling with losing excess weight and excessive hunger, prediabetes, diabetes, or metabolic syndrome?
How does the mini-gastric bypass help you to lose weight?
- Reduces the sensation of hunger by altering signals from your digestive system to your brain
- Creates a feeling of satisfaction and fullness after eating a healthy portion size
- Decreases the number of calories you absorb from your food as a result of bypassing 150 to 200 cm of the upper part of the small intestine
- Rerouting of the food stream produces changes in gut hormones that reverse one of the primary mechanisms by which obesity-induced type 2 diabetes occurs
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How is the mini-gastric bypass done?
Our mini gastric bypass procedure is performed laparoscopically (keyhole surgery) under general anesthesia. Five small incisions (between 5 and 12 mm in length) are made for the insertion of the keyhole surgery instruments. Using these instruments, the top of the stomach is stapled to form a thin tube (30 ml to 50 ml in size). The slim tube becomes the new, smaller stomach and is entirely separate from the rest of the stomach.
This stomach is then sewn to a loop of the small intestine, bypassing the first part of the intestine called the duodenum and approximately 150 to 200 cm of the bowel. The rest of the stomach and upper part of the small intestine remains in the body but is no longer used for food digestion. In skilled hands, the surgery takes approximately 60 minutes to perform.
What are the long-term effects of the mini-gastric bypass?
As with all medical procedures, individual results and experiences may vary. Long term effects of any gastric surgery are reliant on a patient making the necessary changes to lifestyle, particularly in diet and exercise. You must commit to changing various behaviors – and we will help.
Several studies have been carried out and published about the long term (over five years) effects of mini-gastric bypass surgery. Two years after the surgery, weight loss is 75 to 85 percent of excess body weight; five years after the surgery, the excess body weight loss is 70 to 75 percent.
Weight loss with our mini gastric bypass is as good, if not better, than what is achieved with conventional gastric bypass surgery in people with a higher BMI.
Many diseases connected to being overweight like sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, joint diseases, high blood pressure, or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) improve or disappear as a result of the surgery.
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What are the experts saying about the mini-gastric bypass?
What are alternatives to a mini-gastric bypass?
- Non-surgical treatment of obesity
- Obalon Balloon
- Orbera Balloon
- Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)
- Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch
- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
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