How does the mini-gastric bypass help you to lose weight?
- By reducing the feeling of hunger through altered gut to brain signalling
- By enabling an earlier feeling of satiety and fullness when eating a meal resulting in a healthy portion size
- By decreasing the amount of calories you absorb from your food as a result of bypassing 150 to 200cm of the upper part of the small intestine
- Rerouting of the food stream produces changes in gut hormones that reverse one of the primary mechanisms by which obesity-induced type 2 diabetes occurs
What are benefits of Mini-Gastric Bypass?
Mini-gastric bypass is particularly effective for patients with a higher BMI as the procedure has more predictable and durable weight loss outcomes compared with standard gastric bypass.
Most patients have an almost immediate reduction in their need for diabetic medication and some are able to completely stop diabetic medication altogether.
It does not require any on-going adjustments which are required with other procedures, such as the gastric band. Regular follow-up is, however, necessary to ensure weight loss is appropriate and food intake is nutritionally adequate.
It is effective for those people who tend towards high sugar or high fat foods. Dumping syndrome is directly linked to a high sugar, high fat intake. Symptoms of dumping are unpleasant and therefore discourage the intake of high calorie and sweet foods.