Laparoscopic mini gastric bypass is a quicker, technically easier weight loss procedure in which the stomach is made smaller by rerouting the intestines. As a result, you will feel full sooner while eating. You will absorb lesser calories and will restrict weight gain. There is lower risk of complications and fewer and less severe side effects along with tremendous health improvements. Two years after the surgery, weight loss is 75-85 percent of excess body weight.
In this procedure, the top of the stomach is stapled to form a thin tube. It is presented as a new and smaller stomach and is completely separate to the rest of the stomach. It is then sewn to the small intestines bypassing the first part of the intestine and approximately 150-200 cm of the bowel. This first part is known as duodenum. It is more effective for patients with a higher BMI, compared with standard gastric bypass and for patients who prefer high sugar and high fat food.
Patient is admitted to the hospital after completing all the formality. The medical records are collected for investigation.
Your surgery is planned accordingly. The surgery is performed after you have signed the anesthesia and surgery consent forms.
You will be on clear fluids like water, black tea, broth, juices etc. only. An x-ray is done to see the size of the stomach and ensure there is no leak from the new connection. You will then be discharged.
Follow up is required after 4-6 weeks and you are gradually shifted to solid food along with increase in volume of food too. A dietary guideline booklet will also be given for your assistance.