Laparoscopic mini gastric bypass is a type of weight-loss/bariatric surgery. As the name suggests it can be performed through key-hole method (laparoscopy). In this technique 4 to 5 tiny cuts of half to one cm are made on the abdomen and the whole surgery is performed through these. In a Laparoscopic mini gastric bypass surgery, a long narrow stomach pouch is created using surgical staplers. A 150 to 200 cm loop of small intestine is then taken and attached to the stomach pouch in a loop fashion. The food comes into the stomach pouch and flows directly into the distal small intestine. It bypasses the remaining stomach and the first part of small intestine.
|Laparoscopic mini gastric bypass is a cosmetic procedure||Laparoscopic mini gastric bypass is not a cosmetic procedure. Not only does it lead to massive weight loss but it also leads to improvement in obesity related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnoea, high cholesterol, gout, joint pains, PCOD, infertility etc.|
|One can eat anything after laparoscopic mini gastric bypass||All bariatric procedures lead to restriction of food intake. In the first 3 to 6 months, restriction is higher. As time goes by, food intake increases gradually and patients are able to eat better quantities. It is also important to pay attention to quality of food being consumed after surgery. After any kind of weight-loss surgery, it is essential to follow a healthy diet and lifestyle|
|Patients can regain weight in a few years||Surgery leads to massive weight loss in the first 2 years. Most patients lose up to 75 to 85% of their excess weight during this time. However, like in the management of any other chronic disease, lifestyle modification is an important part of management of obesity. Patients who embrace lifestyle modification get better weight loss results in the long term. Not all patients regain weight.|
|It is okay to have alcohol after mini gastric bypass||It is absolutely NOT okay to have alcohol after MGB or any other bariatric/weight-loss surgery. Alcohol can lead to weight regain and cause nutritional deficiencies.|
|Laparoscopic mini gastric bypass has a high complication rate||Laparoscopic mini gastric bypass is safe. Its complication rate is much lesser than many other surgeries done that are done for cancer or heart. The risk is the same as that in knee replacement surgery or gall bladder surgery. Mortality rate after bariatric surgery is less than 0.5%|
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker is a Bariatric Surgeon in Mumbai and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon.
Affiliations: Global Hospital, Parel; Apollo Hospitals, CBD Belapur, Tardeo and Chembur; Currae Hospital, Thane; Suchak hospital, Malad and Namaha Hospital, Kandivali; Belle Vue Hospital, Andheri West for Bariatric Surgery, Hernia Surgery and Gallbladder Surgery etc.
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Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker is an accomplished Bariatric Surgeon and Laparoscopic GI Surgeon. Extremely passionate about her field of specialization. She completed her MBBS and MS in General Surgery in 2006, from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Sewagram. Set up in 1967 by none other than the first health minister of India, Ms. Sushila Nayar, MGIMS is deeply rooted in Gandhian ethics. Read more