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Bariatric Surgery

Mini Gastric Bypass

Mini-Gastric Bypass Surgery (OAGB)

What is a Mini Gastric Bypass?
Mini gastric bypass surgery (MGB or OAGB) is a weight loss surgery that can be revised. It is very similar to the traditional Gastric Bypass but only has one connection to the small intestine (instead of 2). Instead of a small pouch like with the gastric sleeve, the mini gastric bypass surgery procedure creates a narrow tube-like pouch that holds approximately 1-2 ounces, restricting the amount of food that can be taken in at one time. The small intestine is then attached or looped to the new pouch approximately six to seven feet from its starting point. This placement bypasses the part of the intestines that allows for less nutrients, calories, and fats to be absorbed by the body, causing weight loss.
 
 
Recovery time: 1-2 weeks
Benefits
  • Long-lasting weight loss
  • Shorter, less invasive procedure (1-2 hours)
  • Suppresses appetite (feel “full” sooner) which helps keep weight off
  • Higher quality of sleep
  • Increased energy levels
  • Reduces risk for potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems like high cholesterol, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and more
How to know if you qualify for Gastric Bypass Surgery

Individuals with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 35 or over and significant weight related health problems (i.e. high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, etc.) are qualified for any weight loss surgery including Sleeve Gastrectomy. 

Calculating Body Mass Index is not a perfect science because it cannot account for the weight of your internal tissues, organs, etc. but it provides a close estimate to determine eligibility.


BMI
CATEGORY
Below 18.5
Underweight
18.5 – 24.9
Healthy
25.0 – 29.9
Overweight
30.0 – 39.9
Obese
Over 40
Morbidly obese

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