What is the mini-bypass?
Several specialists in bariatric surgery agree that the gastric mini-bypass is the easiest surgical treatment to perform to cure the disease of obesity.
This is because it involves making a single junction between the newly created stomach and the small intestine. Note that two junctions are made during conventional bypass surgery.
What surgical technique for the mini-bypass?
In mini-bypass surgery, the stomach is divided into two parts using an endoscopic stapler. A new, narrower stomach pouch is created in order to limit the absorption of food.
The other pocket, that is to say the largest, will no longer be in contact with food and will only be used for the production of digestive juices to aid digestion.
After creating the new stomach, the surgeon pulls up a two-meter intestinal loop made up of the duodenum and part of the jejunum, before joining it to the lower part of the gastric pouch.
This mini-bypass surgery allows food to pass directly from the newly created stomach to the small intestine, where it meets the digestive juices from the detached part of the stomach.
This mini-bypass technique results in minimal caloric absorption, which allows the patient to lose weight.
The advantages of mini-bypass surgery:
The gastric mini-bypass surgery has several advantages, namely:
- Substantial weight loss of up to 40% of the initial weight, which makes it as efficient as the classic bypass.
- The patient with mini gastric bypass surgery recovers fairly quickly, compared to patients who have other obesity surgeries.
- Gastric mini-bypass surgery is very popular with patients because of its proven performance.
- It is performed by laparoscopy, like the classic bypass.
- Unlike conventional bypass, mini-bypass surgery requires only one junction, which considerably limits the risk of complications during and after the procedure.