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What Exactly
is Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass?

A mini gastric bypass – sometimes referred to as an omega loop gastric bypass or one anastomosis gastric bypass – uses a combination of malabsorption and restriction to achieve the result of weight reduction.

The mini-gastric bypass was created to shorten the operating time. Also to simplify the technique, and reduce complications. Recent research demonstrates that it reduces operating time. That may result in equivalent weight loss (some studies show that mini-gastric bypass may result in higher weight reduction). Moreover, it reduces overall complication rates when compared to gastric bypass surgery.

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Our innovative and compassionate team of physicians, practitioners and support staff all operate with one common goal:

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BMI Surgical Institute is a practice devoted to providing today’s most advanced procedures and comprehensive care that supports the optimal health of every patient. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, our team is here for any surgical and non-surgical needs you may have!

The benefit of micro gastric bypass is that it provides results comparable to regular sleeve gastrectomy. It can be through a quicker and less intrusive surgical operation. This usually indicates a faster recovery with fewer difficulties.

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Lose Weight
With The Mini Gastric Bypass

If you’re considering having a Mini Gastric Bypass in Atlanta, here are a few things to consider:

Because a mini gastric bypass closes off a large part of the stomach and delays food from entering, it is able to limit the volume of food that the stomach can hold and decrease food intake. Consequently, a longer feeling of fullness can be felt by the mini gastric bypass patient.

People who perform gastric bypass can lose 60 to 70% of their weight. This mainly happens in the initial year. The rest of the weight loss starts happening in the next 2 years.

Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass in Atlanta:

The Laparoscopic Mini Bypass also bypasses a longer length of small bowel compared to the Roux en Y gastric bypass (RYGB) hence the mild malabsorption.

The mini gastric bypass creates a long stomach pouch. The pouch is about the size of 15 cm approximately, which is divided from the rest of the stomach. No food can then enter the rest of the stomach which is below the staple line. The stomach continues to produce the enzymes and gastric juices. These are important for digestion, and also for the absorption of nutrients.

The pouch in the mini gastric bypass is longer than in the Roux en Y gastric bypass to avoid reflux of bile in the esophagus. The mini gastric bypass is performed with keyhole surgery, usually 4 small incisions, and takes around 60 minutes to complete. The downside of the mini gastric bypass is the reflux of bile. Patients with bile reflux symptoms may need the mini gastric bypass converted to a Roux en Y gastric bypass.

Gastric Bypass surgery is a helpful tool for losing weight. If you use it the right way and follow the advice from the BMI Surgical Institute team, you can lose about 70-75% of the extra weight in your body over 2 years. You will need to make lifestyle changes to work with the procedure. For better results, you would have to be more dedicated.

For weight loss surgery, you have to fulfill the requirements first. Those must fulfill the criteria of the United States or the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery i.e,

  • If a person’s BMI is more than 35 which is considered beyond normal and they have underlying health conditions as well such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes, they may consider various therapies
  • 18 years old or more than that.
  • Apart from obesity-related disorders, normal general health.

The most important factor of all is dedication. you must commit to a long-term lifestyle adjustment, to be successful with gastric bypass.

Diet and exercise adjustments are helpful; many people considerably improve their health and even work with their doctors to lessen or quit needless drugs.


  1. Laparoscopic surgery, also known as keyhole surgery:
    • A less invasive alternative to open surgery.
    • Involves smaller incisions for quicker recovery.
  2. Restricting the amount of food you can eat as well as the number of calories absorbed:
    • One of the effective forms of weight loss surgery.
    • Creates a small pouch to limit food intake.
  3. It helps your body make more GLP1 in the intestine. That is good to release insulin:
    • Stimulates GLP1 production in the intestine, aiding insulin release.
    • Plays a role in managing blood sugar levels.
  4. It is a little simpler to consume bread and meat now:
    • Allows for easier digestion of bread and meat.
    • Improves dietary flexibility post-surgery.
  5. A little more weight loss than sleeve, Potentially reversible:
    • Offers slightly greater weight loss compared to other forms of weight loss surgery.
    • Provides the option for reversibility if needed.


After the surgery, there are some steps to keep in consideration. Firstly, you would have a shorter hospital stay which could be for one night.  Plus, you will also be having an X-ray in the morning. You will be given pain reliever medications to keep you comfortable. Furthermore, you will be given instructions to follow regarding wound care, diet, and activity. At last, you will take Somac or Nexium for three months and then stop if reflux-free.

Patients must do the following steps:

  • Keep the surgery site dry and clean.
  • Avoid strenuous activities and extensive weight lifting for the next two weeks.
  • Drink more water- prevent excessive loss of water
  • Follow a proper diet plan