Definition / What is this procedure?
The Mini Gastric Bypass is a variant of the gastric bypass surgery. It sees a loop of the small intestine being joined to the stomach pouch at a distance of 150 to 200 cm.
Main features of Surgery
Compared to a traditional gastric bypass, the Mini Gastric Bypass offers results in a shorter period of time. The Mini Gastric Bypass is also done laparoscopically at Digestive Health Institute which means an easier recovery process.
Who is it recommended for? (Ideal Candidate)
It is the procedure of choice for patients who do not suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease and are aged above 50. It may also be recommended for patients on multiple anti-depressants or anti-psychotic medication.
Every patient undergoing a bariatric surgery at Digestive Health Institute has to follow a 7-day liquid diet routine before the surgery. Liquid diets are prescribed by the bariatric nutritionists and can also be provided to you from the SoulFuel Healthy Cuisines at the DHI centre.
Post-surgery, we take complete care of you through our Win-Life Club sessions. The WL Club is a group session, which our bariatric nutritionists conduct. They educate each and every patient, at a specified time period post surgery, on how to take care and get the best results out of your weight loss surgery. Every patient has to follow a transitional diet process which spans from a liquid diet to a semi-solid diet to a complete solid diet over a span of 30 days post surgery.
Advantages of the surgery
- Accelerates recovery period
- Minimal scars
- Quicker results than a Gastric Bypass