Mini gastric bypass vs traditional gastric bypass

anncha
on 1/11/18 10:16 am

I was reading this morning about the mini gastric bypass in comparison to the standard roux-en-y. From what little research I've done it looks like a really strong option for us with shorter operating times and similar weight loss. Although it's still pretty new so long term results are hard to come by.

Do any of you guys know much about this?

https://www.obesitycoverage.com/mini-gastric-bypass-the-good -bad-and-ugly/

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Height: 5'11, age 38. SW: 323lb CW:196lb

momov2
on 1/11/18 10:44 am
RNY on 03/22/18

I heard about this. Thanks for sharing. Now I know what the difference is. Too bad there isn't more research on it. If I had the option to choose which surgery I wanted I would pick the duodenal switch based on all the research I did. Too bad it isn't done more here.

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anncha
on 1/11/18 10:58 am

I think they do the full Roux-en-Y because it's the gold standard and a lot of times people have to have a revision done from the other types to the traditional full bypass and they don't want to have to do that if possible.

Having a choice would be better (with the guidance of the surgeon).

Referral to Sudbury: April 28th 2017, Orientation: July 19th 2017, 1:1's: Dec 14th 2017, Follow up with NP: Jan 9th OTN: Jan 18th, Pre-Op: Feb 12th, Surgery: Feb 27th - 2 weeks of Opti. Hospital: St. Joseph's TO with Dr Sullivan.

Height: 5'11, age 38. SW: 323lb CW:196lb

oneatatime
on 1/11/18 1:10 pm
RNY on 09/01/17

I remember reading about mini gastric bypass when I was considering surgery, and thinking it would be a great option too. Then I remember reading somewhere about how some comorbitidities, or reflux, wasn't reversed... something. It was a long time ago, and I didn't save the article. And I remembered just thinking the traditional RNY was more "full circle", covered "all the bases" so to speak, and was a great option for me.

Research is great... super important. This is a lifelong decision. Thanks for sharing what you found!!

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Diminishing Dawn
on 1/11/18 2:07 pm - Windsor, Canada

It was a popular option in the states about 7-8 years ago but very limited in terms of who could Perform it. There was some concern and the reflux and diarrhea that many patients had. It was not really adopted by many. Not a lot of long term studies too so that makes many patients hesitant to get that done.

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