The Mini Gastric Bypass procedure is a modern alternative to the traditional Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery for weight loss patients in Canada.
On average, a patient who has the Mini Gastric Bypass procedure will lose up to 75% of their excess weight and most of that loss will occur in the first year.
The Mini Gastric Bypass is performed laparoscopically at our surgery centre in Toronto. It’s a two part procedure that divides approximately twenty five percent of the stomach from the rest of the stomach. The remaining section is called a “gastric pouch” and it is then joined to the small intestine above a new surgical connection. After surgery, the majority of the stomach and approximately one third of the small intestine is ‘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. First, the small stomach pouch fills quickly, sending signals to the brain that you feel satisfied and comfortable with smaller portions of food. Second, the Mini Gastric Bypass bypasses a section of intestine so absorption of the food you do eat is lessened.
Patients are typically ready to return to work and regular light activity within about 10 days but delay strenuous activity for about 3 to 4 weeks. You will need to stay overnight in the hospital after mini gastric bypass surgery before returning home. We provide 24/7 after-hours support and a follow-up consultation with your surgeon as needed. Learn more about post-op care.
Are you ready to live your best life? Weight loss surgery could be the right choice for you if you:
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