If you’re weighing up your weight loss options and seeking more information about the Mini-Gastric Bypass, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we will examine the Mini-Gastric Bypass procedure in detail and find out why it’s a preferred choice for patients seeking significant and sustained weight loss. Read up on our top ten interesting facts to learn more!
1. Duplicates Results of the Traditional Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Considered the mini and modern alternative to the traditional Roux-en-Y gastric surgery, the mini-gastric bypass (MGB) duplicates the results of the traditional bypass procedure to create a simpler and more streamlined process. The man behind the innovative surgical concept, Dr. Robert Rutledge, performed the first mini-gastric bypass procedure in 1997.
2. Mini Gastric Bypass is Highly Successful
According to the Cleveland Clinic[i], the success rates of this surgery are around 85% five years after surgery. That means people are losing a significant amount of weight and keeping it off!
3. It’s Not as Risky as You May Think
The risks involved with this minimally-invasive procedure are usually outweighed by the health risks of being obese. Carrying excess weight can put you in the danger zone for many diseases, including type II diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer.
4. Performed as a Two-Part Procedure
The MGB is a two-part procedure which is performed by first reducing the size of your stomach and then restricting the absorption of food you eat, by bypassing a portion of your intestines. This helps you feel fuller, faster, and absorption of food and calories is reduced.
5. Significantly Improves Health
The health benefits of having an MGB are extensive. It has been shown to help resolve or improve many weight-related health conditions, such as diabetes, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression and more.
6. Less Noticeable Scar
The minimally-invasive surgery is performed laparoscopically, making for smaller scars, less pain, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery and reduced risk of infection.
If you have a BMI of 35 and above with obesity-related medical problems, then the procedure may be the right solution for you. If you do not drink alcohol in excess and do not have an illegal drug dependence, you may also be eligible.
8. It Can Be Financed
Having an MGB doesn’t have to be a huge financial burden. The SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre can connect you with Canada’s leading medical finance companies, who can split the cost of your procedure into convenient, affordable payment plans.
9. It’s an Emotional Journey
Not for the faint of heart, having any type of bariatric surgery can take an emotional toll. To help patients succeed, the SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre has created a specialized support system to monitor and analyze your individual progress to help ensure you meet your goals.
10. Helps You Sleep Better
Obesity is closely linked to sleep apnea and other types of sleep-disordered breathing conditions. Having an MGB has been shown to significantly improve or even resolve sleep apnea for a restful sleep.
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