An Interesting Look at Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

An Interesting Look at Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery Advice

Here''s a great article about weight loss surgery which talks about losing weight by reducing the size of your stomach through gastric bypass surgery to curb your appetite. Basically, the reduced stomach size restricts the amount of food you can eat before feeling full. Read on for more advice on this medical solution.

Gastric bypass surgery has many forms and can involve stapling and banding of the stomach as well as bypassing a portion of the small intestine. The most popular method today is a combination-approach that staples the stomach into a small pouch while reattaching the small intestine to the pouch forming a Y-shape so patients lose weight both because they eat less and their bodies absorb less of what they eat. Mini gastric bypass surgery is less invasive than traditional gastric bypass surgery. By using a laparoscope, the surgeon does not have to make any large incisions in the abdomen thus lowering the risk of large surgical scars or hernia. The procedure also differs from other gastric bypass procedures in significant ways. As opposed to the popular Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure, which staples the stomach to create a small pouch after which a Y-shaped section of the small intestine is then attached to allow food to bypass the lower stomach and first part of the small intestine, the mini gastric bypass is a newer and somewhat simpler procedure. The stomach is similarly stapled but instead of a small pouch, it is formed into a narrow tube, which is then attached directly to the small intestine about six feet from its starting point, thus also bypassing the initial highly absorptive section. The benefits of Mini gastric bypass surgery are a shorter, less invasive operation and quicker recovery time.

Like traditional gastric bypass surgery, mini gastric bypass surgery is only for the morbidly obese who have not been able to lose and maintain weight loss after significant efforts at lifestyle change in the form of diet and exercise.

TIP: As you can tell by reading this, there''s a lot of stuff to know when you''re deciding whether or not to use this approach. In the meantime, be careful choosing which foods you eat, determine how much fat is in a serving portion, and balance your body''s nutritional requirements so as to maximize fat reduction over total weight loss.

Gastric Bypass Surgery provides comprehensive information on procedure, recovery, cost and complications relating to standard, laparoscopic and mini surgeries. Gastric Bypass Surgery is the sister site of Bariatric Surgery Web.

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In The News

Weight loss surgery helps obese women have healthier babies (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
Published: Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 5:19 a.m. Last Modified: Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 4:45 p.m. Women who become pregnant after weight-loss surgery have easier pregnancies and healthier babies than do obese women who become pregnant, researchers reported on Wednesday.

Weight Loss Surgery Helps Obese Women Have Healthier Babies (The Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
A new report suggests that women who become pregnant after weight-loss surgery have easier pregnancies than do obese women who become pregnant.