Instead of a small pouch, the mini gastric bypass surgery procedure creates a narrow tube that is attached to the small intestine approximately six feet from its starting point, a placement that bypasses the highly absorptive section of the intestine. Because no large incision is needed to perform mini gastric bypass surgery, there is a lower risk of large surgical scars or hernia.Benefits of the mini gastric bypass procedure include:
- Lower cost than other weight loss surgeries.
- Fast recovery time.
- High percentage of success (up to 79%).
- In most cases, is performed on an outpatient basis.
The mini gastric bypass is quickly becoming a popular weight loss choice for those morbidly obese with a significant amount of weight to lose. With its high success rate, it is a viable option to help shed unhealthy excess weight.