Gastric Bypass vs Mini Gastric Bypass
RNY Gastric Bypass vs Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Comparison
When choosing the best bariatric surgery option, Roux-n-Y gastric bypass and mini gastric bypass are both high-quality, effective procedures that provide significant weight loss in a short period of time. In order to choose the best operation for you, it’s critical to understand the pros and cons of both surgeries.
This article will explain the significant benefits, similarities, differences, and results patients can expect from gastric bypass surgery (RNY) and mini gastric bypass surgery (MGB). Mexico Bariatric Center® surgical teams help you find the best option!
RNY Gastric Bypass
In this operation, the surgeon forms a stomach pouch, approximately 5-10% of the original stomach size while keeping the separated excess stomach in place to aid in digestion.
Single Anastomosis Gastric Bypass
In this operation, the surgeon forms a tube-shaped stomach pouch that holds approximately 4 to 6 ounces of food. Bypasses an average of 20% of the small intestine.
Roux-n-Y Gastric Bypass and Loop (“Mini”) Gastric Bypass are valuable options as primary procedures as well as revisional of failed primary restrictive procedures for morbid obesity. Mini Bypass is less invasive with less possible side effects and complications. Mexico Bariatric Center offers both options at a discounted price with over 60% savings.
- Highest Amount of Excess Weight Loss (%EWL) – RNY Gastric Bypass
- Less Invasive Surgery – Mini Gastric Bypass
- Low Complication Rate – Mini Gastric Bypass
- Less Number of Potential Side Effects – Mini Gastric Bypass
- Lowest Cost of Procedure – Cost of Mini Bypass and Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico are pretty similar
- Highest Reduction in Comorbidities and Health-Related Problems – RNY Gastric Bypass
- Most Popular Surgery: RNY Gastric Bypass
- Most Effective Conversion from Failed Gastric Sleeve – Mini Gastric Bypass
Gastric Bypass vs Mini Bypass: Table Comparison
Type of Surgery
Mini Gastric Bypass
Method of Weight Loss
|Restrictive & Malabsorptive||Restrictive & Malabsorptive|
|New stomach created: Stoma||New stomach formed|
Changes to Intestine
|Cut and Bypassed||Cut and Bypassed|
Average Hospital Stay
Time off Work
Small pouch (about 1 oz/15-30 cc) Pouch is connected to the small intestine where food and digestive juices are separated for the first 3 to 5 feet. The RNY significantly restricts the volume of food that can be eaten.
Small tube-like stomach (about 2 to 3 oz/25 to 45 cc) is connected to the small intestine where food and digestive juices are separated for the first 4 to 6 feet.
Post Surgery Dietary Info
Gastric Bypass is effective for patients with a BMI of 35-55 and those with a “sweet tooth.”
The new stomach will hold about 2 to 3 ounces of food instead of the average 40 ounces.
The mini bypass is less complicated than the RNY because of only one connection to the intestines.
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