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The Benefits of Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass is a surgery which aims to help you lose weight by altering the digestive hormones and lowering your appetite threshold. Simply put, it will make you physically eat less food, and crave less of it too. Many have adopted the idea of a mini gastric bypass surgery instead of a regular surgical procedure of a larger size. Because of the advancement in laparoscopic surgery an advanced technology like this can be implemented with little to no risk, and here’s how it works.

The human stomach is connected to the esophagus and the small intestine. In the gastric bypass surgery, the stomach is divided into 2 parts, the smaller upper pocket, and the larger lower “remnant” pouch. This will reduce the amount of food you will need to consume before you feel full. Also, the small intestine will be rearranged to connect both the upper pocket and the pouch. In a mini gastric bypass surgery (MGB), only the lower pouch, and the small intestine will be reconstructed into a loop shape. This means that the procedure will be smaller, involved with less risk and takes significantly less time to operate and recover from.

The effectiveness of the mini gastric bypass in terms of weight loss is similar to the standard one, it has not been considered its equal. While the mini gastric bypass might not be regarded as the better alternative to the standard gastric bypass yet, the size of the operation alone is a huge boon that many who are looking to lose weight can appreciate.

Here’s a quick rundown on the advantages and disadvantages of the mini gastric bypass surgery procedure.


  • It’s a reversible procedure. If the patient feels uncomfortable or aggravated immediately after the process, it can be readjusted or removed. And if there’s no more need for it, it can be removed once the patient has reached the target weight.
  • It’s a cheaper process than a full gastric bypass, and it can be done more quickly while achieving the same results.
  • Because it’s a smaller surgery, the recovery time is significantly less. Some patients require only one day to fully recover from the procedure.
  • It can reduce anywhere from 50-80% of body weight from fat.
  • Laparoscopic MGB typically takes around 1 hour or less to complete.
  • Patients will significantly reduce hunger, appetite, and craving without feeling tired or out of energy.


  • MGB is a relatively new procedure, therefore there’s still a lack of studies in the long-term effect of the procedure.
  • There’s a possibility of intestinal fluids reflux. This can cause erosion, ulceration, or inflammation in the stomach. If the procedure is done correctly, the possibility of this happening is very low.

There are a great deal of benefits that you can experience from having your weight loss surgery in Mexico. If you think you are a candidate for weight loss surgery, get in today with Weight Loss Getaways today.


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