MGB is a modification of the original Billroth II procedure. The surgeon will determine the length that is bypassed based on lifestyle, habits, health, and physical condition. In people who are very tall or especially obese, the surgeon may opt for 250 cm or more rather than the traditional 200 cm distal to the Treitz ligament.
Different modifications of this surgery have had different results, and it was found that placing the anastomosis between 200 cm and 300 cm proximal to the body’s ileocecal valve would be ideal for maintaining an adequate level of nutrition.
It is possible for the MGB operation to be modified if there is inadequate weight loss or an excess amount of weight loss. This involves moving the anastomosis either proximally or distally.
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Last Updated: February 2020, by Ron Elli, Ph.D.
Reviewed by Dr. Kimberly Langdon, M.D. October 2018