In a normal digestive process, food enters the mouth and travels through the esophagus into the stomach. A normal stomach holds about 40 ounces of food. Once in the stomach, the food combines with gastric juices composed of acids and enzymes that disintegrate it into smaller particles. Once broken down, the smaller particles are slowly released into the first part of the small intestine called the duodenum. Most of the energy and calories from the food are absorbed in this part of the intestine. The unabsorbed food is excreted from the body in the form of waste. Mini Gastric Bypass or single anastomosis gastric bypass is a type of weight-loss or bariatric surgery aimed at decreasing the absorption of calories by bypassing the part of the intestine from where the calories are absorbed. The size of the stomach is also decreased, which forces the person to eat less.
You will have to visit our Bariatric department a few weeks before the procedure to ensure that you are fully prepared for it. Your blood tests, ECG, Chest X-Ray, and some other investigations will be carried out to ensure that you are fit to undergo surgery. An anesthesiologist will also assess you. You will be briefed about some measures you need to take before the surgery to avoid postoperative complications, such as a daily 30 mins walk, smoking cessation, and breathing exercises.
Mini Gastric Bypass is known as one of the most commonly performed bariatric or weight-loss surgeries. You will be admitted to the bariatric ward on the day or one day before the surgery. Your height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and several other parameters will be measured. You will also be given anticoagulant medications to ensure a risk-free outcome. Before proceeding with the operation, our team will take written informed consent from you after explaining to you its risks and benefits. General anesthesia is given to ensure a pain-free procedure. The operation is carried out laparoscopically and takes about an hour. Several small incisions have to be made in the abdomen, through which five trocars are introduced. These trocars are used to introduce a laparoscopic camera and other endoscopic tools into the abdomen. This allows the surgeon to visualise the internal organs of the body. The stomach is separated into two parts, leaving back a narrow stomach pouch to hold the food, which can only accommodate about 4-6 ounces of food. The bypassed part of the stomach will still aid in digestion, but it will not be able to accommodate food. Also, the upper part of the intestine will be anastomosed or attached to the new stomach pouch so that the food directly goes into the lower part of the intestine.
After the operation, you will be carried to the recovery ward. You might feel dizzy and partly unconscious for a while due to the effects of general anesthesia, but it is completely normal. You will be strictly monitored for any symptoms of complications or discomfort. If you have pain, we will address it with medications. After a few hours, you will be advised to try to stand up and move your body. You will also be allowed to take sips of water, tea, soup, and other forms of liquid food from the same day. Timely evaluation and adequate follow-up will be maintained after the surgery to monitor any complications and ensure that you are absolutely safe and healthy.
Mini Gastric bypass surgery demands the surgeon to be technically expert and experienced. The surgeon needs to be very careful to leave a long tube in the stomach to prevent bile reflux. If you are finding the best weight loss surgery hospital in Navi Mumbai, your search is over. Our hospital harbors a team of certified and experienced bariatric professionals who are trained to perform the surgery with the best outcome. Therefore, we provide the best treatment care and assistance for Mini Gastric Bypass in Navi Mumbai. The chances of complications after this surgery are less than 1%. But still, our team proactively follows up with the patient after the surgery is over and even provides support for years after.