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, 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 surgery leads to an excess weight loss of about 70 to 80% in 12 to 18 months. Patients also experience significant improvement in associated diseases like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, gout, PCOD, obstructive sleep apnoea, joint pains, liver disease etc. It also reduces the risk of venous thrombo-embolism and heart disease in the long term. Laparoscopic mini gastric bypass leads to a significant improvement in the quality of life of the patient.
In the long term the main issues observed with a laparoscopic mini gastric bypass are marginal ulcers, bile reflux, nutritional deficiencies and weight regain. However, 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 sleeve gastrectomy. It is extremely important to follow a healthy lifestyle and a good exercise regime after a Laparoscopic mini gastric bypass.
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