Mini Gastric Bypass
Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery is basically a short, simple, less risky and reversible laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery which is widely used for weight loss purposes. The surgery usually takes less time as compared to traditional bypass surgery, it is far more safer and has a faster recovery rate. In this procedure, the size of the stomach is reduced by using a clever loop that enables the food to bypass a huge section. This helps as an effective weight loss solution in which one can lose upto 30-35% of body weight. Generally, it works best for individuals who have a body mass index or BMI over 35 and who are suffering from chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Also, the gastric bypass surgery is restricted and malabsorbed which means that the reduced size of the stomach reduces or restricts the amount of food one can eat. This also helps in reducing the absorption of food as it bypasses up to 6 feet of intestine.
- Firstly, the doctor checks the vital signs of the patient and only after that the procedure is started. Then the anesthesiologist provides general anesthesia to the patient so that the procedure can be done while the patient is asleep.
- After that the stomach is divided with the help of a laparoscopic stapler and most of the stomach is closed. So that the rest of the stomach doesn't receive any food.
- Now, the new stomach is much smaller in size and looks like a small tube.
- In this process around 2 to 6 feet of intestine is also bypassed and the rest of the intestine is attached to the new stomach.
- Now, the food flows to the small stomach by passing the 2-6 feet of intestine and then resumes the normal digestive process with the remaining intestine.
- This allows the individual to eat less food and lesser food is absorbed by the intestines which ultimately helps in weight loss.
Benefits of mini gastric bypass surgery:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less risky
- Shorter operating time
- Faster recovery
- Effective weight loss
- Less re-routing of the intestines
- Lesser complications
- Less painful
Risks and complications
Every surgery has some potential risk and complications associated with it. Similarly, mini gastric bypass surgery also have few risk and complication associated with it some of which may include:
- Blood clot
- Intractable bile reflux
- Dumping syndrome
- Leakage in gastrointestinal tract
- Marginal ulcers
- Reaction to anesthesia