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 entire surgery is performed through that. In a Laparoscopic mini gastric bypass, 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 was initially started in the late 90s. Since then this procedure has gained immense popularity with surgeons and patients across the world. Like all other bariatric surgeries, not only does it lead to significant weight loss, it also has spectacular results in diabetic patients. Obese patients with type 2 diabetes experience significant improvement and achieve much better blood sugar control after a mini gastric bypass. It also leads to significant improvement in other diseases associated with obesity such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, joint pains, PCOD, sleep apnoea etc. It also decreases the risk of heart disease and thrombo-embolism (clotting in leg veins).
However, one must remember that obesity is a chronic progressive disease and as with any weight loss procedure, regular follow up with the bariatric team is the key to success after a laparoscopic mini gastric bypass surgery in mumbai.
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