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 Mini Gastric Bypass

The Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) is a short, simple, successful and inexpensive laparoscopic gastric bypass weight loss procedure. Dr. Huacuz usually performs this Procedure in only 30 minutes. The Mini Gastric Bypass is low risk, has excellent long term weight loss, minimal pain and can be easily reversed or revised. More people from all across America and around the world are choosing the MGB as the best in Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Huacuz considers the Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery to treat Morbid Obesity when other options of Weight Loss Treatments have failed. Like other forms of Bariatric (Obesity Treatment) and Gastric Bypass Surgery, the goal of Mini Bypass surgery is lasting weight loss.

In Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery, also called a loop gastric bypass, the surgeon creates a narrow tube instead of a small pouch (as in a Roux-en- Y Bypass) in place of the stomach and then connects the tube lower down the small intestine, bypassing the most absorptive part of the small intestine. People who have had Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery lose weight because they are able to eat much less and their bodies absorb far less of what they eat.

Mini Gastric By pass Surgery is a newer technique and has a number of advantages over the more commonly used Roux-en Y Procedure. Surgically it is a simpler procedure than laparoscopic Roux-en- Y Bypass and typically requires a shorter hospital stay. Like the laparoscopic version of the Roux-en- Y Bypass, mini gastric bypass surgery does not involve a large incision and so the Surgical time is quicker, the recovery time shorter, there tends to be less scarring and pain and fewer post-operative complications.