The MGB Procedure


The Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) is a well-established and proven effective approach to weight loss, which has been modernized and made simpler.

The MGB 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 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 complication rates.

How the Mini Gastric Bypass Works

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 before you feel satisfied. It reduces the absorption of the food you do eat, by bypassing a portion of your intestine. 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 absorption of food is reduced.

Eligibility for Mini Gastric Bypass

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

  • You have a BMI of 40 and above or have a BMI between 35 and 40 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

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