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¿What is mini gastric bypass surgery?

Mini gastric bypass surgery refers to a gastric bypass but with a single anastomosis. The traditional Y-bypass has two connections of the intestine and stomach and the mini gastric bypass only has one connection of the intestine to the stomach.
It consists of making a small stomach to make the patient have satisfaction by eating less food. And use the intestine as a traditional bypass but with a single union or anastomosis.
It is a surgery indicated in patients with morbid obesity and even super obesity in whom a traditional Y-bypass would be more complex to perform and with a longer surgical time.
The mini gastric bypass is a surgery that allows weight loss equal to or greater than the gastric bypass in Y.

Benefits of mini gastric bypass surgery

  • Improves control of diabetes
  • Improvement of sleep apnea, dyslipidemia and other metabolic consequences of obesity
  • Reduces risk of disease-related mortality
  • Improves quality of life with a better physical image. Therefore, this surgery may be key to improving the health and well-being of patients affected by morbid obesity.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Preparation for mini gastric bypass surgery is similar to that for any other type of bariatric surgery, including dietary and lifestyle changes before and after the procedure. The patient must follow a strict hypocaloric diet to reduce weight before the operation, as well as take supplements recommended by the doctor. In addition, the patient must stop smoking and drinking alcohol.

Recovery after a mini gastric bypass surgery is similar to that of any other bariatric procedure. Generally, the patient can go home two days after the operation and must take a month off work. During this time it is important to rest, eat a good diet and carefully follow all medical recommendations. It is also necessary to follow a healthy lifestyle and a proper diet to promote weight loss and prevent complications. Physical activity is also essential to strengthen the body and improve metabolic parameters. Overall, mini gastric bypass surgery is a safe and effective procedure for patients affected by obesity who cannot or do not want to undergo traditional bariatric surgery. With proper preparation and care, this surgery can be key to improving quality of life and health.

The most suitable candidates for mini gastric bypass surgery are those with a body mass index between 35 and 45 and obesity-related health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure. This type of surgery is also recommended in people who are super obese, since the small stomach that is created will limit the amount of food they can eat.

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Note: The results may vary depending on the person's habits.