"In 9 months I’ve lost 165 lbs! I am only 15 lbs. from MY goal weight.”

A safe and effective procedure

The Mini Gastric Bypass procedure is a modern alternative to the traditional Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery for weight loss patients in Canada.

Benefits include:

  • Minimally-invasive
  • Less than an hour in the operating room
  • Recovery is only a few weeks

Excellent results

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 Procedure

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.

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How the Mini Gastric Bypass Works

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.

How long does it take to recover from a mini gastric bypass?

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. 

Is the mini gastric bypass right for you?

Are you ready to live your best life? Weight loss surgery could be the right choice for you if you: 

  • Are 16 years or older 
  • Have a BMI of 35 or more 
  • 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 about SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre and weight loss surgery, visit our  FAQs page.

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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.

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Success with the Mini Gastric Bypass

Where is the Mini Gastric Bypass Option Available?

North Toronto, ON

Which Option is Best for You?

Thousands of Canadians have realized significant weight loss and health gains with the SmartShape Weight Loss Centre.