Mini-Gastric Bypass surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that partitions the stomach into a long, narrow tube and a separate larger piece.
The smaller stomach is attached about 6 feet down in the small intestine. The larger stomach is sealed and left unattached. Unlike some other kinds of bariatric surgery, MGB is done laparoscopically, completely through five one-inch incisions in the abdomen. In laparoscopic procedures, the surgeon never opens the abdomen.
Bariatric surgery that is not done laparoscopically requires an incision of 6 to 12 inches across the abdomen. MGB is typically completed in 35 minutes or less.
Hospitalization less than 24 hours
The Mini Gastric Bypass is low risk, has excellent long term weight loss, minimal pain and can be easily reversed or revised. People from all across America and around the world are choosing the MGB as the Best in Bariatric Surgery.
Results and health benefits of gastric bypass
Weight loss of 65 to 80% of excess body weight (the amount by which actual body weight exceeds actuarial ideal body weight) is typical of most large series of Gastric Bypass operations reported. The medically more significant effects are a dramatic reduction in co-morbid conditions:
- Hyperlipidemia is corrected in over 70% of patients.
- Essential hypertension is relieved in over 70% of patients, and medication requirements are usually reduced in the remainder.
- Obstructive sleep apnea is markedly improved with weight loss and bariatric surgery may be curative for sleep apnea. Snoring also improves in most patients. Although improved, sleep apnea may remain in some patients even after surgery.
- Diabetes mellitus type 2 is reversed in up to 90% of patients, usually leading to a normal blood sugar without medication, sometimes within days of surgery.
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease is relieved from the time of surgery in almost all patients.
- Venous thromboembolic disease signs such as leg swelling are typically much improved.
- Low back pain and joint pain are typically relieved or improved in nearly all patients.
A recent study in a large comparative series of patients showed an 89% reduction in mortality over the five (5) years following surgery, compared to a non-surgically treated group of patients. Concurrently, most patients are able to enjoy greater participation in family and social activities.