The Evolution of the Mini Gastric Bypass

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The Mini Gastric Bypass procedure was developed in 1997 with the goal of duplicating the excellent weight loss results of traditional gastric bypass surgery while simplifying the procedure, shortening operating times and reducing complications. As tracking research data has accumulated, the Mini-Gastric Bypass procedure has gained popularity as the modern alternative to traditional gastric bypass surgery — excellent results, a simpler, more streamlined procedure and reduced overall complication rates.

The Mini-Gastric Bypass works two ways to help you lose weight. First, it reduces the size of your stomach, restricting the amount you can eat. Next, it reduces the absorption of what food you do eat, by bypassing a portion of your intestines. This dual-stage approach has been shown to be highly effective when combined with changes to eating and lifestyle habits.

You feel fuller, faster. And the absorption of food is reduced.

A Mini-Gastric Bypass procedure may be the right solution for you if:

  • You have a BMI of 35 and above or have a BMI of 35 and above with obesity-related medical problems
  • Are prepared to make changes in your eating habits and lifestyle
  • Prefer a procedure that requires minimal ongoing intervention or adjustments
  • Do not drink alcohol in excess and do not have an illegal drug dependence=

For more information on the Mini Gastric Bypass, and to find out if this procedure could help you as a tool in your weight loss strategy, call one of our Program Advisors at (888) 278-7952, to book a free consult with one of our experienced surgeons.