Mini Gastric Bypass
This is a form of intestinal bypass which has recently gained popularity in India .In this surgery a small stomach tube is made out of existing stomach and the small intestine is attached to it thereby creating a food bypass.
How is it performed?
This is performed Laparoscopically under General anesthesia. The patient has 3-5 small 1-2cm incisions on abdomen. Laparoscopic surgery also known as key hole surgery has an advantage of less pain, better cosmesis, early recovery & discharge.
Patient needs to do some preliminary investigations followed by a liquid diet regime for 3 days to 7 days. Hospitalization is for 3-5 days & patient can resume work within 10-15 days.