The Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery is becoming one of the most popular procedures for weight loss surgeries in Mexico. This weight-loss solution is performed in patients that have patients with mild obesity or patients with severe obesity and suffer from conditions such as: hiatal hernia, esophageal reflux or type 2 diabetes.
The mini gastric bypass surgery provides the patient a “new stomach” with a approximately 100 ml. capacity, that is connected to a part of the small intestine. Patients will now have a limited intake capacity, since the part of the stomach where the ghrelin hormone (hunger hormone) is produced is now removed to significantly reduce the patient’s appetite. Its important to understand that all weight loss surgeries require the patient to undergo and commit to a diet and lifestyle change in nutrition habits and regular exercise post-surgery in order to keep the weight off at long-term.