Mini gastric bypass
Mini gastric bypass
In this operation, the top of the stomach is stapled to form a thin tube (30 ml to 50 ml). The thin tube becomes the new, smaller stomach and is completely separate from the rest of the stomach. This stomach is then sewn over a loop of small intestine, bypassing the first part of the intestine called the duodenum and about 150-200cm from the intestine. The rest of the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine remain in the body but are no longer used for the digestion of food.
Why have a mini bypass surgery?
The mini bypass procedure helps you lose weight in different ways:
By reducing hunger pangs by altering gut signaling in the brain.
By allowing a feeling of satiety and fullness earlier when eating a meal , resulting in a healthy portion.
By reducing the amount of calories you get from your food, you will avoid thus 150 to 200 cm from the upper part of the small intestine.
Redirecting food flow produces changes in gut hormones that reverse one of the primary mechanisms by which obesity-induced type 2 diabetes occurs.
Long-term effects of Mini Bypass
S everal studies have been conducted and published on the long-term effects (more than 5 years) of mini-gastric bypass surgery.
Two years after surgery weight loss represents 75 to 85% of excess weight.
Five years after surgery, body weight loss is 70 to 75%.
Weight loss with mini-gastric bypass surgery is as good as, if not better than, that achieved with standard gastric bypass surgery in people with a higher BMI.
Many illnesses related to being overweight improve or disappear following surgery such as:
Type 2 diabetes.
High blood pressure or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Important! The long-term effects of any gastric surgery rely on the patient making the necessary lifestyle changes, especially with regard to diet and nutrition. exercise.
Possible complications after a Mini Bypass
As with any surgery, mini-gastric bypass surgery has a risk profile that is important to understand before proceeding. Most complications are very rare and 90-95% of patients have no problems.
Mini Bypass post-operative
All operated individuals remained fasting for 48 hours. Next, an oral methylene blue test and a series of upper contrast x-rays are taken. If there is no evidence of escape, an oral diet is instituted and individuals are released
Results after a Mini Bypass
No procedure had to be converted to an open approach. The overall 30-day morbidity was 5.9% (one individual had bowel obstruction caused by adhesions). There was no mortality.
The mini gastric bypass is a feasible and safe bariatric surgical procedure.