Mini Gastric Bypass

Mini Gastric Bypass in Turkey

What is Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery?

It is performed mini gastric laparoscopically. It is a simple and safe method, can be easily revised, transformed or reversed, and has increasing acceptance worldwide.

What is Mini Gastric Bypass?

Mini Gastric Bypass SurgeryMini gastric bypass surgery is an obesity and diabetes surgery (metabolic surgery) surgery in which the absorption in the first part of the small intestine is slightly reduced in addition to reducing the capacity of the stomach. The stomach is turned into a long tube and its volume is reduced to approximately 150 cc.

It is connected to the gastric tube created by skipping a certain distance from the first part of the small intestine. No foreign body is placed in the abdomen. It is named this way because it takes a shorter operation time, as a single fusion is performed in the abdomen compared to other gastric bypass surgeries.

It is both a restrictive and absorption (calorie) reducing operation.

It forms a single gastrointestinal connection.

Its absorption reducing (especially for oils) effect is more pronounced.

Just like the Gastric Bypass operation, the stomach is divided into two. The difference with Gastric Bypass is that the intestine is connected to the stomach without dividing. Thus, a total connection is made less in Mini Gastric Bypass operation.

The reduction of absorption is the bypassing of a longer intestinal section in Mini Gastric Bypass operation compared to Gastric Bypass operation.

With the surgery, the absorption capacity of the digestive system is slightly reduced to a level that does not negatively affect life, and therefore one multivitamin should be used a day after this surgery. Multivitamins are known to be harmless and frequently used by people who have not had surgery.

As in other bariatric surgery operations, the production of a large amount is provided to reduce the appetite-enhancing hormone called “ghrelin”, which is in the upper part of the stomach called the fundus.

One of the main reasons why mini gastric bypass surgery is performed more frequently and has a very reasonable success / comfort profile, is additional diseases compared to many other surgeries; In other words, it has a high effect on diseases such as type 2 diabetes (diabetes), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea.

With mini gastric bypass surgery;

  • Type 2 diabetes 80-90%
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) 70-80%
  • High cholesterol 80-90%
  • Sleep apnea 80-90% fully treatable.


  • Joint disorders due to weight
  • Pain caused by weight-related lumbar hernias
  • Lung problems (Asthma and COPD) will benefit significantly.

What are the advantages of mini gastric bypass surgery?

Since it creates a system with less pressure than many other bariatric surgeries, the risk of leakage is relatively lower.

Fully recyclable

Easy to overhaul

High success on weight and additional diseases

Better eating and drinking comfort after surgery compared to other methods

It is less likely to gain weight in the long term compared to other methods.

What are the disadvantages of mini gastric bypass surgery?

The necessity of using vitamins, the necessity of careful application in people with stomach cancer in their family, the possibility of dumping syndrome.

Mini gastric bypass surgery is one of the most preferred surgeries all over the world due to its serious effects on weight and additional disease control and benefits on patient comfort.

Developing appropriate nutritional recommendations and lifestyle changes after surgery is the key to success as in all other methods. As long as these recommendations are followed, it is an operation that has the capacity to change the physical and mental health at the maximum level while affecting the patient’s life minimally.

What is the risk of mini gastric bypass surgery?

The risk of mini gastric bypass surgery is 3 times lower than a closed gall bladder surgery and 2 times less than an appendicitis surgery performed with a closed method. As in all processes that affect our lives, the decision should be made by considering the benefit / harm balance and it should be known that only obesity can shorten a person’s life by 12 years.

How much weight can I lose with mini gastric bypass surgery?

Mini gastric bypass surgery is one of the most effective and permanent obesity surgeries known. The weight loss process starts right after the operation and people lose approximately 70-90% of their excess weight in about 1 year.

Mini gastric bypass surgery is performed by closed, ie laparoscopic method. Mini gastric bypass surgery is performed with a closed method with 4-5 1 cm incisions made on the abdomen. In this way, the time to return to normal life after surgery is very short and minimal pain is felt. The operation takes 45-50 minutes.

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