ONE ANASTHOMOSIS GASTRIC BYPASS or MINI GASTRIC BYPASS
Mini gastric bypass is a restrictive and malabsorptive metabolic / bariatric surgery. Gastric bypass and the mini-gastric bypass are both malabsorptive and restrictive metabolic / bariatric surgeries. Gastric sleeve is restrictive metabolic / bariatric surgery.
MINI GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY
During a mini gastric bypass, the surgeon creates a small stomach pouch by dividing the stomach and connecting it to the small intestine. This pouch restricts the amount of food that can be eaten, similar to the gastric sleeve procedure. However, in addition to the restriction, the mini gastric bypass also reroutes a portion of the small intestine, causing some malabsorption of calories and nutrients.
Mini gastric bypass surgery can be recommended in specific situations as it involves creating just one anastomosis compared to gastric bypass.
Pros Of Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery
🔷 A shorter operating time which can be beneficial for some patients,
🔷 Less re-routing of the intestines compared to gastric bypass RNY, as only one anastomosis is created.
Cons Of Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery
⚫ Risk of bile reflux which is not an issue with RNY gastric bypass surgery.
⚫ A higher risk of developing severe acid-reflux. The stomach pouch is small and it is still connected to the intestines, so it will be possible for gastric juices to travel down the intestines and into the pouch.
We highly recommend leaving the final decision about the best type of weight loss surgery specifically for you to your consultation with your bariatric surgeon after we have done all health examinations before the surgery.
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