Mini Gastric Bypass
Improve your weight loss with help from a mini gastric bypass
If you’re thinking of opting for the mini gastric bypass then our world-class surgeons and health care specialists would love to be the team to help you through this vital change in your life.
The mini gastric bypass is a relatively new procedure that was developed in 1997 by Dr Robert Rutledge. Despite being quite a young procedure, the mini gastric bypass has become one of the most popular procedures of choice for many surgeons across the world.
If you undergo the mini gastric bypass you’ll be able to lose up to ¾ of your excess weight in the first two years. You’ll also experience a lot of health benefits thanks to the procedure.
Patient care is always the most important aspect of everything we do here at Auralia. We’re Ireland’s leading provider of weight loss surgery so we can provide you with the procedure you need to reach your weight loss goals.
Let us aid you along your weight loss journey with a mini gastric bypass procedure.
I had my gastric balloon 7 months ago. I lost just under 4 stone in that time. I could never have imagined that this was possible before hand. The after-care program was amazing. I got regular calls and I could go for as many appointments as I wanted. I would 100% recommend Auralia. :-)
I had a lot of appointments beforehand, Dr Salman was very patient and helpful, answered all my questions
Went to the Dublin clinic and I cannot fault one staff member. From the girls at the front to the nurses and anesthesiologist at the back and Dr Salmen himself, everybody was extremely professional, compassionate and friendly. Follow up care is fantastic and the results speak for themselves. I would highly recommend auralia.
I would certainly applaud the after-care service from them. If you are thinking about getting a gastric balloon I would 100% recommend having a consultation with Auralia.
Commonly asked questions about mini gastric bypasses
What’s involved in a mini gastric bypass?
The stomach is divided and a small tube is created. This is similar to a gastric sleeve. Food continues to pass into the newly created smaller section of the stomach but because it’s been reduced in size less food can be consumed.
This is known as the restrictive component of the procedure.
The next part of a mini gastric bypass involves bringing a loop of your bowel, approximately 150cm in length, up to join the lower border of the small stomach tube.
Now, food will pass from your small stomach directly into the small intestine and meet the digestive juices which have been produced in the bigger section of your stomach.
About 150cms of your bowel have been bypassed with this procedure which means the calories that are normally absorbed in that area of the intestine are no longer absorbed. This will help you take in fewer calories and lose more weight.
Like with a traditional gastric bypass there are also changes to the hormone for appetite which helps you lose weight too.
What’s the difference between a gastric bypass and a mini gastric bypass?
There are a few differences between the gastric bypass and the mini gastric bypass including:
- With the gastric bypass, the small intestine is cut through and then reattached to the stomach and small bowel. The small intestine isn’t divided like that with a mini gastric bypass.
- The mini gastric bypass only has one anastomosis (the surgical connection between two parts) instead of two which means you’ll recover faster from a mini gastric bypass.
- The mini gastric bypass is a quicker procedure lasting only 50 minutes.
- There is almost no risk of an internal hernia with a mini gastric bypass which is a possible complication of the regular gastric bypass.
- Some studies suggest that you will lose more weight with a mini gastric bypass.
What are the health benefits of a mini gastric bypass?
Studies have shown that with a mini gastric bypass you can lose around 75% of your excess weight in the first couple of years. This is similar to a traditional bypass but can sometimes produce better results.
Other health benefits include:
- Lowering high blood pressure
- Reducing cholesterol levels
- Improving obesity-related health problems
A mini gastric bypass can also show a complete resolution of type 2 diabetes or a reduction in the need for diabetic medication.
Are there any side effects of a mini gastric bypass?
There are two main side effects of a mini gastric bypass and they are:
1.Bile acid reflux
Because the stomach is connected to the intestines there is a risk that digestive juices can reflux up into the small stomach. This can cause:
2. Vitamin and mineral deficiency
A mini gastric bypass is a malabsorptive procedure which means you’ll have to take vitamin and mineral supplementation for the rest of your life or you could end up with health complications.
How do I know if I’m eligible for a mini gastric bypass?
In Ireland, to be eligible for bariatric surgery you must either:
- Have a BMI over 45
- Have a BMI over 40 with other weight-related medical conditions
Before you’re approved for a mini gastric bypass you’ll also have to complete a surgical, medical, psychological, and dietary evaluation.
If you have any questions about eligibility feel free to get in contact with our team today.
Have more questions? View our brochure!
If you’d like to download our brochure on weight loss treatments at Auralia, simply click here. You can print it or save it to read at your convenience.
Alternatively, you can call our team on 01 612 0551. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have or provide you with more information about a procedure.