Gastric Bypass vs. Mini Gastric Bypass | Iranmedopia

Gastric Bypass vs. Mini Gastric Bypass 

Surgeons in the treatment of obesity consider a variety of surgical methods and techniques according to their advantages and disadvantages. Weight loss surgery in Iran is a surgical procedure to lose weight.

The factors based on which the surgeon chooses the most appropriate slimming surgery method for treatment are as follows:

  • Patient history
  • Underlying diseases such as Diabetes

One of the types of slimming surgeries is gastric bypass surgery, which also includes several surgical techniques:

  • Traditional gastric bypass(gastric bypass)
  • Mini Gastric Bypass

In this article, we will talk about the difference between gastric bypass and mini-bypass. First, we briefly describe each type separately.


Mini Gastric Bypass 

Mini Gastric bypass surgery is a type of slimming surgery. It is a combination of gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery. You can read about gastric sleeve in Iran on our site. You can lose weight with a mini gastric bypass in two different ways. Unlike normal bypass surgery, doctors connect the small intestine and gastric with just one anastomosis (connection point). For this reason, gastric mini-bypass surgery is also known as a single anastomosis bypass. In gastric mini-bypass surgery, surgeons close a significant amount of gastric volume. As a result, the amount of food that the gastric can hold is limited. Delays gastric emptying. This makes the patient feel full for a longer time.

Gastric mini-bypass surgery is reversible 

In mini-bypass, a new bag of gastric that is narrow and long is separated from other parts of the gastric and sutured. Unlike gastric sleeve, the rest of the gastric is not removed and will remain in the body. Of course, food will not enter the lower area of the suture line, which is then removed part of the gastric. After surgery, the stomach still produces the fluids and digestive enzymes needed to digest and absorb food. The doctor connects the middle part of the small intestine (1.5 m after it starts) to the end of the new gastric sac with an anastomosis. Therefore, in case of failure of slimming surgery, the changes of gastric mini-bypass can be returned to the original state. Therefore, if you do not succeed in weight loss surgery, you can restore the gastric mini-bypass changes to their original state.


Gastric Bypass in Iran 

Gastric bypass in Iran is another type of slimming surgery. This surgery changes the digestive system, which also helps to lose weight by creating a smaller gastric. 

Benefits of weight loss with gastric bypass

The biggest advantage of gastric bypass is that it causes weight loss in two ways, which includes fast results in the short and long term. Like other weight-loss surgeries, it can treat diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

What is the difference between gastric bypass and mini-gastric bypass? 

In mini-bypass surgery, there is only one anastomosis (the point where the gastric connects to the small intestine), but in normal bypass, there will be two anastomoses (the point where the gastric connects to the small intestine and the part where the small intestine connects to itself). For people who suffer from obesity, weight loss with this method works better. Because Absorption in mini-bypass is much more significant than normal bypass. Also, the volume of the gastric sac in mini-bypass surgery will be more than in bypass surgery. This greatly reduces the risk of complications. The mini-gastric bypass has advantages over bypass.

Not only can gastric mini-bypass be a primary surgery, but it is also a good option for patients who have had unsuccessful sleeve or bypass surgery. Patients who underwent mini-bypass lost more weight than sleeve or bypass patients.

Benefits of weight loss with mini gastric bypass 

Also, mini-gastric bypass surgery is reversible, it also includes the following benefits:

  • It has less complexity and difficulty 
  • The cost of a mini-bypass will be lower than the cost of bypass surgery
  • The recovery period for mini gastric bypass is usually one day
  • The patient's weight loss after surgery varies between 50% and 80%
  • Gastric bypass surgery takes less than an hour
  • The stitches from slimming surgery with this method are much less than open surgery
  • The stitches from this type of surgery are removed in a short time

We can say that mini gastric bypass surgery is a simplified type of gastric bypass surgery. Remember slimming surgery is just one tool to achieve weight loss. To stay healthy and maintain weight, you must continue to make many lifestyle changes.

Risks of weight loss with mini gastric bypass

Risks of weight loss with mini gastric bypass

The risks of weight loss with mini gastric bypass are similar to gastric bypass. These are the risks of infection and side effects. The mini-gastric bypass has fewer side effects than other surgeries.

Why was the gastric mini-bypass created? 

  • To reduce surgery time
  • Simplification of surgical procedures
  • Reduce complications

Which type of gastric slimming surgery is more appropriate? 

Given that both gastric bypass and mini-gastric bypass work, in the same way, the choice of any surgery depends on the needs and goals of the patient. You can choose the right type of surgery by doing a consultation session. There is also a risk that weight loss will not be as significant as a gastric bypass that requires additional treatment.