Mini Gastric Bypass

A powerful solution for those suffering obesity and diabetes!

In addition it can improve fatty liver, kidney function, sleep apnoea, life expectancy, fertility and quality of life. There are few other operations that can produce such a profound and beneficial impact on so many body systems!

Don’t underestimate

The power of “Mini”!

The Mini Gastric Bypass is a safe and effective procedure in a setting of primary or revisional bariatric surgery.

In March 2018, International Federation for Surgery for Obesity (IFSO)* endorsed the Mini Gastric Bypass.

*A peak international body involved in both education and monitoring of weight loss surgical procedures.

Outstanding benefits of Mini Gastric Bypass

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery will restore 60-70% of all patients to normal blood sugar levels and targets.
They will usually be off all medication within a few days of surgery.

What is Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Also known as the Omega Loop Gastric Bypass
Mini gastric bypass surgery is very similar to the conventional gastric bypass operation. In some ways this can be referred as a simplified variation of the traditional gastric bypass operation. The mini bypass surgery has become increasingly popular over the last 5 years as both a primary option or an option for revision following a previous failed weight loss operation.

How does it differ from standard bypass?

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery diagram

This operation works by restricting the amount of food that can be eaten and by altering the gut hormones that are involved in appetite control. The main difference between the standard RNY gastric bypass surgery and the mini gastric bypass (MGB) is highlighted in the 2 photos.

In the mini gastric bypass, a long tube of stomach is fashioned then a loop of small bowel is joined to this tube approximately 150 cm from the point of commencement of small bowel.

Mini gastric bypass and type 2 diabetes

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Talk to our Patient Advisor today to find out more about your weight loss surgery options.

If you have just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or have been on the treatment for some time and have a BMI of about 30 you must read this.

  • Weight Los Surgery surgery can be a powerful solution for those suffering obesity and diabetes.
  • Recently published guidelines recommend bariatric surgery for certain diabetes patients (BMI over 30).
  • The best outcomes are related to how long you’ve had diabetes and whether you’ve started insulin.
  • Bariatric surgery has been consistently shown to be the most powerful solution to the combination of obesity and diabetes DIABESITY which is reaching epidemic proportions in Australia. 100,000 new diabetics are diagnosed each year. According to Diabetes Australia, many more go unrecognised.
  • Bariatric surgery and especially Mini gastric bypass surgery, will restore 60-70% of all patients to normal Blood sugar levels and targets and off all medication usually within a few days of surgery. In the remainder there is nearly always significant improvement in their control.
  • It is recognised that over time most diabetics will require increasing layers of therapy as their rising insulin poisons their pancreas and then finally they will need to be on injectables and insulin. The most effective process that can turn this around is the significant weight loss and metabolic changes that Bariatric surgery delivers.

Other Benefits

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In addition, the weight loss from bariatric surgery can potentially improve:

  • Fatty liver
  • Kidney function
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Life expectancy
  • Quality of life

There are few other operations that in just one hour can produce such a profound and beneficial impact on so many body systems.

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgeons Dr Rutledge and Dr Arun

Dr Robert Rutledge, MD (Nevada, USA) Bariatric Surgeon, together with Bariatric Surgeon, Mr Arun Dhir, hosted the “Melbourne Mini Gastric Bypass Meeting”.

Mini Gastric Bypass Conference

Surgeons from across the country attended the two day event, enjoyed in-depth discussion and watched live relays of surgeries.

References

1. Adam Abu-Abeid et al 2018, Diabetes resolution after one anastomosis gastric bypass, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 2018-02-01, Volume 14, Issue 2, Pages 181-185, American Society for Bariatric Surgery.
2. Yingjun Quan et al 2015, Efficacy of Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass for Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4488176/
3. Overview of Gastric Bypass Surgery, International Journal of Surgery Open 2016, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405857216300328
4. Rutledge R, Walsh TR 2005, Continued excellent results with the mini-gastric bypass : Six-year study in 2,410 patients, Obesity Surgery 2005, vol. 15, no9, pp. 1304-1308.
5. Wei-Jei Lee, Yi-Chih Lee, Kong-Han Ser, Shu-Chun Chen, Jung-Chien Chen, Yen-How Su 2010, Revisional surgery for laparoscopic minigastric bypass, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases – 01 November 2010 (10.1016/j.soard.2010.10.012)

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