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mini gastric bypass

Mini Gastric Bypass

Obesity can not only make you self-conscious. It has been linked to serious health concerns including heart disease and high cholesterol.

A mini gastric bypass performed in Tijuana, Mexico, restricts how much food you eat and changes how you absorb nutrients.

What makes a mini bypass a great option for many? 

A Shorter, Safer Surgery That Can Improve Your Quality of Life

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Reduced Risk of Complications

A mini gastric bypass is much more efficient than the traditional gastric bypass surgery. Less time in surgery also helps minimizes your risk of complications.
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Achievable Weight Loss Goals

After surgery, many patients lose a massive amount of weight. This often allows them to feel more confident and enjoy activities unrestricted.
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Improved Health

By achieving a significantly healthier weight, you can improve your overall health. This can include lowering your cholesterol and in some cases even reversing type 2 diabetes.

How is the stomach changed during a mini gastric bypass?

Do patients usually lose significant weight after a mini gastric bypass?

This weight loss procedure can also provide relief for a variety of conditions...

So how do you know if you qualify? 

Candidacy Considerations for Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

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Body Mass Index (BMI)

A gastric bypass is typically recommend for patients with a BMI over 40 or over 35 if you have other weight-related health concerns.
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Gastropesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Mini gastric bypass surgery increases your risk of bile reflux, so it is not generally recommended for patients with GERD. However, you may still qualify for a traditional bypass.
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Any patient considering bariatric surgery should be prepared to maintain a healthy lifestyle prior to the procedure and throughout the recovery to reduce the risk of complications.

Not sure which type of gastric bypass is right for you?

Traditional vs. Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

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A mini gastric bypass surgery is a modified version of the traditional Roux-en-Y bypass. While the traditional procedure is a highly effective aid to weight loss, patients sometimes require revision surgery. The mini gastric bypass technique simplifies the traditional method for a safer and more efficient surgery with similar results. Your doctor can help weigh the benefits of gastric bypass vs. mini gastric bypass depending on your particular needs.

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More Information about Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Like the Roux-en-Y bypass, the mini bypass is both a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure. The surgery encourages weight loss by limiting the amount a patient can comfortably eat and how much they absorb from the food. To restrict the stomach’s capacity, your surgeon will divide the organ into an upper and lower pouch. The upper portion is reshaped into a long thin tube that can hold a little less than a cup of food and is sealed off from the remainder of the stomach. As a result, patients feel fuller faster and for longer periods of time.

Mini gastric bypass surgery offers similar results to those of the traditional bypass. Patients often report losing up to 80 or 85 percent of excess weight and maintaining that loss with much lower rates of revision surgery.

To further increase weight loss, the small upper portion of the stomach is directly connected to a lower portion of the small intestine. Because the small intestine is responsible for breaking down and absorbing food, this rerouting reduces the amount of calories a patient takes in from each meal. Consequently, patients may experience substantial weight loss.

Like all the procedures offered by the Tijuana Bariatric Center, the mini gastric bypass is performed laparoscopically, with a fiber-optic camera and four or five small incisions. This minimizes post-operative discomfort, speeds recovery, and reduces scarring.   

Tijuana Bariatric Center Dedicated to Excellence

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By undergoing your weight loss surgery through Tijuana Bariatric Center, you will receive unparalleled care:

  • Current infection rate is 0 percent 
  • Facilities are held to the same standards as those in the U.S.
  • Stunning results at affordable prices
  • Ethical and compassionate care 

To schedule your consultation, complete a request online or call (877) 638-9284.

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