Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB)
Also known as Anastomosis Gastric Bypass, MGB is a simple, short and reversible laparoscopic gastric bypass weight loss surgery. This procedure usually requires a shorter time and has a lesser time of recovery than bypass.
Performed under general Anaesthesia, surgeon makes several small incisions on the abdomen. In one of the incision, laparoscope (instrument with a light and camera) is inserted allowing to view the organs on the monitor and through other incisions surgical instruments are inserted to perform the surgery. By stapling the antral part, stomach is converted into a long slender pouch so that it holds less food.
In order to create a bypass for food to flow in from new pouch, the surgeon preforms anastomosis through the chosen small intestine. An omega loop is created where middle section of intestine attached to the opening.
Loop allows the food to pass through lower stomach, duodenum and portion of small intestine. At the end of the procedure incisions are closed with sutures
After the surgery, the patient might be required to stay in the hospital for about 1 to 2 days. Instructions regarding wound care, diet and activity to be followed habitually.