Mini Gastric Bypass
Mini - Gastric Bypass Surgery in Qatar also every so often called Omega Loop Gastric Bypass or One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass procedure creates a long, narrow tube of the stomach, and is a somewhat technically
easier and hence a lower-risk option than the traditional gastric bypass.
At Al Emadi Hospital, a Mini-Gastric Bypass procedure involves the stomach being divided with a laparoscopic stapler so that most of the stomach is no longer attached to the oesophagus and will no longer receive
food. The new stomach will be shaped like a small, long tube along the right border of the stomach
Mini-gastric bypass surgery is one of the methods we present for making it happen in an easy and professional manner. The mini-gastric bypass is a simple, safe and effective alternative to other bariatric
surgeries resulting in good short and long-term weight loss.
Average weight loss is 68% of excess body weight in the first year and sustained weight loss up to 77% of excess body weight 2 years after the surgery. It can be easily reversed or revised should the need ever
It’s less invasive – With mini-gastric bypass there are typically fewer incisions because there is less internal manipulation required. Fewer incisions mean less chance
- It’s faster than RNY – A typical RNY procedure can take up to 2 hours whereas a mini gastric bypass is usually completed with an hour.
There is less rerouting of the small intestine – In RNY surgery the small intestine is completely severed before being reattached to the new stomach pouch. With
mini-gastric surgery the new pouch is simply joined to the side of the intestine.
Shorter recovery times – Because there are fewer incisions and less manipulation of the small intestine recovery time is typically shorter than that for standard RNY
Chance of dumping syndrome – This phenomenon occurs when foods move too quickly through the stomach into the intestines. Diarrhoea, dizziness and nausea typically occur.
- Chance or reflux gastritis – This condition occurs when bile backs up into the stomach and oesophagus.
- Potential for infection – While the risk of infection is usually lower than with RNY surgery it does exist, and patients need to be aware of that.