Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

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Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico is an ideal option for those seeking higher levels of expected weight loss, compared with other bariatric procedures. 

Choosing Mexico to undergo surgery is a smart choice those seeking quality, affordable bariatric care. 

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  • All-Inclusive Pricing
  • Private Hospital and Hotel Room
  • Double Board-Certified Surgeons
  • High Surgical Standards
  • Fully Certified Surgical Hospitals

Renew Bariatrics, a leading weight loss surgery center in Tijuana, offers all-inclusive surgical packages on the mini gastric bypass surgery, as well as, revisional surgeries. 

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What is Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Gastrointestinal weight loss surgery, particularly gastric bypass surgery, is a very effective long-term treatment for weight gain and obesity. According to studies, patients lose an average of 60% – 75% of excess weight after the operation. They also manage to maintain more than 50% excess body weight loss for not less than 15 years.

Mini gastric bypass surgery is one of the latest procedures in the field. Let’s look at what it is, who qualifies for it, and how much weight you should expect to lose after the procedure.

Mini gastric bypass surgery works similarly to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB). It is also referred to as single anastomosis gastric bypass surgery. It aims to help the patient lose weight, albeit through a simpler technique that takes less time to perform.

Mini gastric bypass surgery combines the techniques of gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgeries.

During mini gastric bypass surgery, the surgeon makes the patient’s stomach smaller by dividing it into two unequal portions using surgical staples. The smaller portion takes about 25% of the original size and is connected to the rest of the digestive tract. The remaining bigger portion stays unutilized.

The surgeon also bypasses a large portion of the small intestine with minimal surgical rerouting compared to traditional gastric bypass surgery.

Since the operation combines restriction with malabsorption, it provides better weight loss and quality of life.

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Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Pros & Cons in Mexico

Advantages of Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Mini gastric bypass surgery has the following pros or advantages:

  • It’s effective for patients with very large BMIs since it offers more reliable weight loss than other less-invasive procedures such as gastric band
  • It has a strong, positive effect on diabetes. Patients have an almost immediate reduction in their need for diabetes medication due to the hormonal changes influenced by the procedure. Some eventually get off their medication
  • It doesn’t require ongoing adjustments like gastric banding. However, you still need occasional follow-ups to ensure the weight loss rate is appropriate and your diet is nutritionally adequate.
  • It best suits people who prefer high fat or high sugar foods. Dumping syndrome is a common side effect of gastric bypass and is caused by the indigestion of high fat and high sugar foods. Its symptoms include diarrhea and stomach cramps.
  • In Mexico, the mini gastric bypass surgery costs will be significantly less than in the US or Canada. Mexico bariatric surgery pricing is incredible attractive considering costs can sometimes exceed $50,000 USD. 

Disadvantages of Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Although rare, single anastomosis bypass surgery carries the following cons or disadvantages:

  • Complications – These are rare and less serious compared to those of other procedures such as gastric band
  • Malnutrition – You’re at a higher risk of malnutrition due to the reduced absorption of nutrients and vitamins. You have to be prescribed life-long mineral and vitamin supplements.
  • Eligibility – Not all patients are right for medical tourism for bariatric surgery. Those who are not candidates typically have significant health issues, for example cardiac issues. Those who are denied in Mexico, can still seek surgery in the US, as they may be able to provide the support that certain patients need. 

Get the Advice of a Qualified Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

You can know if mini gastric bypass surgery is right for you by contacting a qualified bariatric surgeon today. They can provide information on the procedure, including the mini gastric bypass cost in Tijuana, Mexico, and what to expect in terms of results and recovery.

At Renew Bariatrics, we prioritize informed decisions. Our qualified bariatric surgeons in Tijuana are readily available to discuss the Mini Gastric Bypass procedure, providing insights into the cost, benefits, and recovery process in Tijuana, Mexico. We encourage prospective patients to reach out and learn how our personalized approach to bariatric surgery can align with their health goals and financial considerations. Let us guide you towards making the choice that best suits your journey to health and wellness.

FAQs on Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

In proximal Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, the stomach size is reduced by the creation of a pouch of about 30mls from the upper part of the stomach with the use of staples. The small bowel is then divided at about 45cm from the stomach with the distal end connected to the pouch and the proximal end to the small bowel at about 145cm from the stomach. Thus two areas of anastomoses are created; the gastrojejunostomy and the jejunojejunostomy.

In MGB surgery, the stomach is divided to create a tubular pouch that is similar to that of a gastric sleeve. The surgeon then takes a loop of the small bowel at about 2m (6-7feet) from the stomach and join (anastomose) it to the tubular pouch. By this, the food bypasses about 2m of the small intestine.

Ready for Mini Gastric Bypass in Mexico? Learn more about this great bariatric option from our highly educated bariatric coordinators. Weight Loss Surgery in Tijuana is a viable option for those who lack insurance or who don’t have the cash to self-pay in the US.

The mechanism of weight loss after the mini gastric bypass is similar to that of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. The stomach pouch accommodates the only small quantity of food leading to calorie restriction. The food avoids 6-7 feet of the small intestine where most of the absorption takes place resulting in malabsorption.
Indications for MGB surgery are similar to that of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery. A patient with a body-mass index (BMI) >40 kg/m or BMI >35 kg/m with one or more obesity associated disease condition is eligible for MGB surgery. It can also be done for obese individuals who have failed to achieve significant weight loss with non-surgical methods.
Many studies have shown that MGB has similar efficacy with RYGB in terms of weight loss and resolution of comorbid conditions while others revealed that MBG is more efficient than RYGB. This is in addition to other benefits such as: reduce the time of surgery, shorter learning curve, and lesser major complications. Five years after surgery, the percentage excess weight loss for MGB was 72.9% and BMI of 27.7kg/m2. These were better than percentage excess weight loss of 60.1% and BMI of 29.2kg/m2 recorded for patients with RYGB. This finding is also similar to that of Lee et al. where the percentage excess weight loss was greater in MGB group than in RYGB group one year post-surgery 64.9% vs. 58.7%. However, not much difference was observed 2 years post-surgery. Remission of type 2 diabetes mellitus was also better in patients who had MGB surgery as compared to RYGB and gastric sleeve surgeries.
Complications of MBG are not much different from those of RYGB. The complication rate for MGB surgery was found to be lower (7.5%) when compared with that of RYGB surgery with a complication rate of 20%.3Other potential complications that are worthy of mention are as follow:
  • Esophageal and gastric cancer – This is a condition that has been assumed to complicate MGB surgery due to the risk of bile acid reflux into the pouch and esophagus due to the loop configuration of the small intestine. However, no concrete evidence to support this assumption, and there hasn’t been any report of esophageal cancer following MGB. The only case of gastric cancer that was reported after MGB was not found in the pouch but in the bypassed stomach.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) – This is the reflux of acidic contents of the stomach into the esophagus resulting in heartburn. Although RYGB surgery is preferred against gastric sleeve surgery for obese patients with heartburn, cases of GERD has been reported after RYGB surgery. However, the chance of revision surgery due to GERD is lesser following MGB than gastric sleeve surgery.1Nevertheless, no significant difference in symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation was observed between MGB and RYGB.
  • Marginal ulcer – The incidence of this is not different from RYGB surgery.
  • Internal hernia/intestinal obstruction – This is very rare following MGB as opposed to RYGB surgery where the incidence can be as high as 6%.
In conclusion, mini gastric bypass surgery is an effective bariatric surgery combining both restrictive and malabsorptive mechanisms to induce weight loss. Though there has been a growing concern among few surgeons on the risk of gastric and esophageal cancer following this procedure, this has not been supported by any tangible evidence.

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