Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery
Op. Dr. Erkan Aksoy

What is Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery? How is it done?

Mini gastric bypass surgery has emerged as an alternative to gastric bypass surgery and has gained popularity recently. Compared to gastric bypass surgery, it is technically simpler and the operation time is shorter. It has fewer complications from obesity and metabolic surgery operations compared to traditional gastric bypass. It is both an eating-restrictive and malabsorptive surgery.

Technique: The operation is performed under general anesthesia and laparoscopically. Trocars are placed and after carbon dioxide insufflation, an orogastric tube is placed from the mouth to the stomach. Starting from 3-4 cm proximal to the pylorus, a long and thin stomach is prepared. An anastomosis is made to the stomach formed by measuring 200 cm of small intestine from Treitz.

Who Can Have Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery?

  • Those between the ages of 18-65 can also have surgery under the age of 18 and over the age of 65, in special cases and if the board decides.
  • Those with a body mass index over 35,
  • Those with body mass index between 30-35 and additional diseases related to weight (hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea, heart failure, metabolic syndrome, etc.)
  • Those who have tried other treatment methods to lose weight and failed,
  • Those who can handle the surgery and anesthesia,

They can have Mini Gastric Bypass surgery.

Who Cannot Have Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery?

  • Those with serious and untreated psychiatric illness,
  • Those with substance or alcohol addiction,
  • Patients with severe hormonal disorders,
  • Patients who cannot make the necessary changes in diet and lifestyle after surgery,
  • Those who have a disease that will prevent anesthesia,
  • Cancer patients,
  • Those who are planning a pregnancy within 1 year in the near future,

They cannot have Mini Gastric Bypass surgery from Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Operations.

What are the Advantages of Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery?

If we count the advantages of mini gastric bypass surgery, which is one of the surgeries that cause malabsorption in obesity and metabolic surgery;

  • Weight loss effect is more than tube stomach.
  • Recovery rate from concomitant diseases is higher than sleeve gastrectomy.
  • Although difficult and risky, it is partially reversible.
  • It causes both eating restriction and malabsorption.
  • It is simpler than gastric bypass.

What are the Disadvantages of Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery?

  • The hospital stay is longer.
  • Since mini gastric bypass causes malabsorption from obesity and metabolic surgery operations, at least two vitamin and mineral supplements are required throughout life. Severe vitamin deficiency syndrome may occur if vitamins are not used.
  • Mini gastric bypass is a more complicated and longer-lasting operation, so complication rates are higher.
  • Closer follow-up is required.
  • Dumping syndrome may occur.
  • The stomach remains in the abdomen, which cannot be visualized by endoscopy.
  • Problems such as intestinal obstruction and ulcers may occur after mini gastric bypass surgery.




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