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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 Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery while simplifying the procedure, shortening operating times and reducing complications. The Mini Gastric Bypass procedure has gained popularity as the modern alternative to traditional Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery –– excellent results, a simpler, more streamlined procedure and reduced overall complication rates.
The Mini Gastric Bypass is performed laparoscopically and is a two part procedure performed by dividing approximately a twenty five percent section of stomach from the rest of the stomach.
This gastric pouch is then joined to the small intestine above the new anastomosis. Anastomosis simply means a new surgical connection. This results in the majority of the stomach and approximately one third of the small intestine being ‘bypassed’ – meaning it is not involved in the digestion or absorption of the food you eat.
The Mini Gastric Bypass procedure works in two ways. One, is that when you eat, the small pouch of stomach that’s left behind fills.
Filling that part of the stomach sends signals to the brain that you feel satisfied and comfortable with smaller portions of food. The second reason the Mini Gastric Bypass is so effective is that in bypassing a section of intestine, absorption of the food you do eat is lessened.
Studies have shown that on average, a patient who has the Mini Gastric Bypass procedure, will lose up to 75% of their excess weight and that most of that loss will occur in the first year.
The SmartShape Weight Loss Centre is happy to offer free consultations about our advanced weight loss procedures with a surgeon for patients from across Canada.
Are you ready to take an active part in reducing your weight permanently? Find out if you meet the criteria and see if this may be an ideal treatment option for you.