The surgery is conducted using laparoscopic (keyhole) techniques, with the patient under General Anaesthesia. It involves creating a long, thin pouch in the stomach and connecting it to a loop of bowel. Digestive juices only come into contact with food in the upper part of the stomach, while actual digestion occurs in the lower part of the small intestine.
This surgery is gaining popularity due to its lower risk of obstruction and acid reflux compared to sleeve gastrectomy. It offers more effective weight loss and control of diabetes. Like other bypass procedures, long-term multivitamin intake and periodic blood tests are necessary.
For non-smokers with a BMI over 45 or those with diabetes, this procedure is the preferred choice.
Shorter operating time.
Less re-routing of the intestines.
One fewer anastomosis
Technically easier for the surgeon.
Lower complication rate.
Potential for bleeding and infection.
Some patients may experience acid reflux or dumping syndrome.
Long-term changes to diet and lifestyle may be required to maintain their weight loss.
Potential for long-term complications including ulcers, strictures or hernias
Conclusion: Though Mini Gastric Bypass is considered a safe procedure and offers potential benefits for weight loss and management of certain health conditions, it is important to be aware of potential complications including but not limited to bleeding, infection, staple line leaks, and pulmonary embolism. It's important to discuss potential risks and benefits with your surgeon before undergoing any bariatric surgery procedure
One of India's most highly trained and qualified bariatric surgeons, Dr. Amit Sood combines impressive experience with a deep knowledge of modern surgical techniques and a commitment to achieving the very best outcome for patients.