Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass
In bariatric surgery, there is a technique known as the single anastomosis gastric bypass, also known as the mini gastric bypass. It is also known as One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass. The surgery is performed by creating a small stomach pouch and attaching it directly to the small intestine. This allows food to bypass a large portion of the stomach and small intestine, reducing the number of calories and nutrients bed. As a result, patients lose weight and improve their overall health.
The first step of the procedure is to reduce the stomach size, like in most bariatric surgeries. This reduced size of the stomach resembles a tube-like structure that is attached to a part of the intestine. This means a bypass for food to flow from the smaller stomach pouch to the intestine is created. The small intestine loop of about 150 -200 cm is chosen for anastomosis. The other (middle) section of the intestine is attached to the opening of the stomach and is also known as the “omega loop.”
This step is important because it allows the food to bypass a large portion of the stomach and small intestine, which results in decreased caloric absorption. Additionally, this step helps to regulate hunger hormones, which can lead to long-term weight loss. Mini gastric bypass surgery is a safe and effective way to achieve significant weight loss, and it is an effective treatment for obesity and related health conditions.
Risks, recovery, and aftercare
The risks of mini gastric bypass are the same as those of most bariatric surgeries. The immediate issues may be post-surgery related, like bleeding, infection, pain, nausea, and vomiting. However, one may develop internal leakage in the gastrointestinal tract, Dumping syndrome, marginal ulcers, gallstones, and intractable bile reflux. However, under the guidance of your doctor and dietician and performed by an experienced surgeon, complications can be minimized.
Mini gastric bypass surgery is an effective treatment for obesity and related conditions such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. In addition, the surgery can help to improve quality of life by reducing joint pain, improving sleep apnea, and increasing energy levels. For these reasons, mini gastric bypass surgery is an attractive option for patients seeking a minimally invasive weight loss solution.