Mini Gastric Bypass surgery is one of the most preferred surgical methods. Gastric Bypass has emerged as an alternative to surgery. It is simpler and has a shorter operation time and fewer complications. It both restricts eating and disrupts absorbtion. Mini gastric bypass gives a feeling of satiety by reducing stomach volume.
After the operation is successful, the patient is able to have regular and adequate weight loss. In addition, it is also a treatment method for diabetes (type 2 diabetes), a disease triggered by or caused by excessive weight gain, and high cholesterol and blood pressure.
Such operations consist of 2 stages. Before proceeding, the purpose of performing Mini Gastric Bypass operations is to reduce gastric volume and reduce food absorption by the intestine to some extent, thereby allowing the patient to lose weight. In such operations, which are a closed type of surgery, 5 small incisions are made instead of a large incision. Each of these incisions is smaller than 1 centimeter.
With special tools, we enter the abdomen through the holes and form a small tube that we may call a new stomach at the entrance of the stomach. Due to the smallness of the holes, there is no organ taken out or a part cut off. This is the first stage of the operation. In the second stage, a link between the stomach and intestine is made.
Two methods are used at this stage; either the so-called staplers are created or the stitching method is used to connect the stapler and the intestine. The second method is preferred by physicians because every tissue is subjected to operation by physicians and the probability of leakage is much lower. Thus, the patient can begin to consume liquid immediately after the operation.