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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.