Unfortunately, obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States. It is not due to laziness or the inability to control yourself. It may be due to your genetics, or it could be a much deeper physical or psychological problem. Luckily, medical science has discovered gastric bypass surgery. By limiting the size of a person's stomach, the amount of food they can eat at any one time is restricted. When you take in less food, you lose weight. As more people have undergone gastric bypass surgery, and doctors have researched ways to improve the surgery, the mini gastric bypass (MGB) has evolved. Here are just a few benefits of the MGB:
Reduced Time in Surgery
All surgery has its risks. It is best if the patient spends as little time as possible on the operating table under anesthesia. A mini bypass surgery can be done in less than an hour. This is much safer for the patient and significantly reduces the risks associated with surgery.
Less Recovery Time
In an MGB, the stomach is made smaller and a portion of the small intestine is looped out of the digestive system. In a regular gastric bypass, the stomach is made smaller, and a larger amount of the small intestine is bypassed. An MGB is less invasive, and can be done laparoscopically. Less internal trauma means less recovery time.
Less Nutritional Deficits Over Time
Because a shorter portion of the small intestine is bypassed, your body is able to absorb more nutrients from the food you eat. In a regular bypass, you may find that you have nutritional deficiencies that require special diets and supplements. The extra absorption possible in an MGB will keep you healthier without any needed vitamins and minerals. Nutritional deficiencies have long been a concern for people who have had bypass surgery. The MGB is a good solution to this problem.
Deciding on having any type of bypass surgery is a personal choice and should be discussed with your primary care physician. You will need to meet certain criteria to be eligible for the surgery as well as reasonable expectations for the outcome. To help you understand exactly what qualifications are required, what will happen during the surgery, and what results you can expect, you should look into attending a Mini Gastric Bypass webinar. Your doctor can help you find the right webinar and then refer you to a surgeon to perform the procedure.