Mini Gastric Bypass: What Is It and How It Helps

Gastric bypass surgeries help people deal with obesity and prevent life-threatening conditions related to it. However, traditional bypass may be too intensive. For this reason, a mini gastric bypass gives an edge to those requiring similar results to the traditional one but does not want the complicated procedure.


Mini gastric bypass can help solve weight problems by minimizing the stomach size by 75% and bypassing five to seven feet of the large and small intestines, based on your health and lifestyle. Consequently, the body’s capacity to absorb and consume food and calories decreases.

During the procedure, a small part of the stomach will be reshaped to serve as a new stomach pouch that will house food consumption. Meanwhile, the other part of the old stomach functions just the same, but it will no longer be loaded with food. After measuring the length of the to-be bypassed small intestine that connects to the larger separated stomach, the bypassed point of the small intestine will be connected to the new stomach pouch.

It is, in comparison to the traditional 4-hour procedure, performed expertly within 60 to 90 minutes only. Moreover, since it reduces weight and food intake, the patient’s risk for hypertension, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea drops and, if existing, will be easier to manage.

The best aspect of this surgery is that it is a reversible procedure, unlike gastric bypass or gastric sleeve.

Deciding on a surgery like mini gastric bypass needs your 100% determination, but if a complication arises or you will need a different bariatric surgery in the future, the procedure can be reversed. The price of a mini gastric bypass procedure is $5499.

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The mini gastric bypass procedure divides the stomach into two pouches, an upper pouch and lower pouch. The lower portion of the small intestine is connected to the smaller upper pouch. The new smaller stomach pouch assists in getting fuller quicker and helps one to feel fuller longer allowing one to lose weight quicker.

Surgically resecting the small, upper pouch to the lower portion of one’s bowels, results in the food not being completely broken down, absorbed, or processed within one’s system before exiting the body.

Because this is a laparoscopic procedure, and no large incision is needed to perform mini gastric bypass surgery, there is a lower risk of large surgical scars or a hernia. This procedure has a shorter operating time, and fewer post-op complications reported.

Affordable Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery can get quite expensive in the United States, and can even be pricey when traveling for your medical needs.

With Lighter Dream there are no hidden fees, as we offer all-inclusive package pricing for your gastric bypass surgery.

Check out Lighter Dream’s Affordable weight loss surgery pricing packages in Tijuana.

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Advantages of Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

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  • Weight loss resultsmini gastric bypass patient
  • Fast recovery time
  • Shorter operating times
  • A high percentage of success
  • Technically easier for the performing surgeon
  • Fewer complication rate than the traditional Gastric Bypass
  • Reduction in co-morbidities: hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc.
  • Less chance for dumping syndrome
  • Less re-routing of the intestines

What Happens During Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Before this surgery, general anesthesia is received allowing the patient to stay asleep and allowing the patient to remain pain-free. Insertion of a breathing tube (endotracheal tube) into the windpipe allows for breathing during the operation.

CO2 has filled the abdominal cavity allowing the surgeon to have room to perform the procedure comfortably. Bariatric surgical trocars are placed within the belly. A trocar is a specialized tool will a hollow tube for surgeons to accurately perform surgery using special surgical equipment, including a laparoscopic video camera and other laparoscopic instruments. These five trocars are utilized by the surgeon to create a stomach pouch, which is sealed by an endoscopic cutter/stapler.

The bypassed section of the small intestines connects to the new stomach. This connection point is called an “anastomosis.” The anastomosis is placed with sutures.

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