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Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery FAQs

A mini gastric bypass surgery is essentially a simplified form of the standard gastric bypass surgery. During the procedure, Dr Dolan will use a combination of restrictive and malabsorptive techniques in order to reduce the size of the stomach and alter the hormones that are involved in controlling one’s appetite. The procedure may also be recommended for patients with diabetes, as it can help to eradicate the condition in both insulin and non-insulin dependent patients. It can also help to resolve issues like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Yes, there are a number of advantages that are specific to mini bypass surgery. It is the safest gastric bypass procedure of its kind, and because there are less joins involved, there is less chance of a leak than with some of the other available options. There is also less chance of an internal hernia with this procedure. A mini gastric bypass procedure is an effective rapid weight loss method, and can also help to control type 2 diabetes before weight loss. It can also help to manage high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Before the procedure, you will go for a series of tests to make sure that you are ready for surgery. You will also need to follow an eating plan, which will be explained to you ahead of time. In most cases, this will involve sticking to a liquid diet for around a week before surgery. It can also be helpful to ask a friend or family member to come to the hospital with you for support and comfort before you go in for your procedure.

Mini Gastric Bypass surgery typically results in rapid weight loss, with an average of one-third of the patient’s excess weight loss within three months. Patients can lose up to 75%–85% of their excess weight within a year after the procedure.

The duration of the mini gastric bypass surgery can vary depending on the individual case and the surgeon’s experience. Typically, the surgery takes an hour to complete.

Yes, it is possible for the stomach to stretch after mini gastric bypass surgery. This can happen if the patient does not follow the recommended diet and overeats. It’s important for patients to adhere to the post-surgery guidelines provided by their doctor and to make lifestyle changes to maintain their weight loss and prevent the stomach from stretching.