Laparoscopic Mini Gastric /Single loop Gastric Bypass

Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

The Mini Gastric Bypass is a newer version of the older and more traditional Roux En Y Gastric Bypass. It is both restrictive and malabsorptive. It aims to provide all of the benefits of weight from a gastric bypass while lessening the risks of potential complications. It has one anastomoses and bypasses between 150 to 200cm of small bowel. It also in theory has less potential complications  when compared to the more traditional Roux En Y gastric bypass.

It provides excellent weight loss. One of the potential side effects of this operation is; that it certain patients it can see patients suffer with reflux disease.

Why Choose a Mini / Single loop Gastric Bypass?

Gastric bypass surgery is used to treat severe obesity. It's advised for people who have tried other weight loss methods without long-term success. The single / mini gastric bypass works by creating a small stomach pouch and bypassing a long segment of small bowel. This operation is typically considered in patients who are super obese or have type 2 diabetes.

Mr.Niruben may discuss the need for this if you have a BMI between 40 and 50 and a health condition such as sleep apnea, high blood pressure, heart disease, or type 2 diabetes. We perfome this procedure as a primary or revisional surgery (gastric sleeve to mini gastric bypass).

Questions to Ask About Laparoscopic Mini Gastric /Single loop Gastric Bypass

Do I need to change my diet after a Mini Gastric Bypass / One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass?

Initially, after the surgery, you will be on a liquid diet for about 2 weeks. This diet can include soups, shakes, and any other food you can drink with a straw. You will be on this food plan under the supervision of our  accredited practising dietitan.You can gradually transition to soft foods and a complete diet after your initial recovery. However, it is essential to remember that this operation, like other bariatric surgeries, is not a substitute for poor eating habits. Weight loss surgery can give you the ability to change your diet to a healthy one and ensure that it is sustainable.

When deciding whether a laparoscopic Mini gastric bypass  is a suitable surgery for you, it is vital to see our surgeon and discuss the procedure, including preoperative and postoperative management, as well as the potential complications of the surgery. You should be aware that weight loss occurs rapidly in the first six to twelve months.

What are the health benefits of laparoscopic Mini / Single Loop Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Following a roux en y gastric bypass you may experience numerous other health benefits in addition to weight loss.

  • Remission of type two diabetes

Some bariatric surgery patients with type two diabetes can go into remission after a sleeve gastrectomy. Working towards maintaining your weight loss will continue to see a patient remain in remission with type 2 diabetes.

  • Improved cardiovascular health

Weight loss surgery can decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke. Other cardiovascular benefits from losing excess weight can include reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol.

  • Eliminate sleep apnoea

By losing weight through gastric surgery and obtaining a lower BMI, you may experience complete remission of sleep apnoea symptoms. This benefit can cause you to stop using a CPAP machine at night.

Additional benefits differ between individuals and can include easing depression, joint pain relief, improved fertility, and alleviating other medical conditions.

  • Improved cardiovascular health

Bariatric surgery can help improve fertility and pregnancy outcomes. Weight loss can improve hormone imbalances that can affect a person's ovulation cycles and improve the chances of getting pregnant. It can also reverse or improve conditions that affect fertility, like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Commencing the Bariatric Journey: Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Mini Gastric Bypass Melbourne / One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass Surgery in Melbourne the right step for me ?

      The first step to understand is that weight loss surgery is an additional tool in your journey to help you overcome the disease of obesity in a sustainable way. “Come in with the attitude and understanding that I am going to work with this tool to make this journey as successful as it can be”. One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass or Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery in Melbourne is a common weight loss surgery procedure done.A discussion with the surgeon will guide you as to whether pursuing a mini gastric bypass or one anastomosis gastric bypass is needed in your specific situation.

      Each person's needs are different and unique. We meet with you to discuss your own individual needs and medical history. We take the time to get to know you and all that you want to achieve in this journey. We then come up with a joint decision with you. Our desire to help you achieve your weight loss goals with one weight loss surgery during your lifetime. We help guide our patients and educate them as to which procedure will help them achieve this goal.

    • We have a heart’s desire to help the community overcome the disease of obesity in a sustainable way. We have great results with a wealth of experience.Our team includes, Our surgeon, Perioperative Physician, Dietitian, Habits coach and personal trainer. Our staff have a wealth of information to guide you as a point of contact. We value patients as family; walking this journey with you; supporting you and celebrating you and your success stories.

Gastric Sleeve Journey

Getting to know you
  • Getting to know you and you getting to know us
  • Book in to see our friendly surgeon
  • Bring a support partner along
  • Have all your questions written down
  • Establish realistic expectations
Planning for surgery
  • Plan for surgery / Procedure Date
  • Insured / Superannuation / Payment Plans
  • Paperwork process begins (You will be provided with everything by our experienced team, who will guide you through the process)
  • Link you in to our own private community of weight loss surgery patients as an added peer to peer support
Meeting the team
  • Dietitian review
  • Link you in to access  Bariatric Multivitamins with regular supply
  • Plan for commencement of Very Low Calorie Diet /Shakes (varies between 2-4 weeks)
  • Optional support of Bariatric “Tiny” Habits Coach 
The weight is over
  • Day of Surgery
  • Toiletries
  • 2m cord for mobile phones / tablets
  • Comfortable clothing for 2 -3 nights
Post operative journey
  • Home after day 2 (varies with patients)
  • Post surgery diet plan as per dietitian
  • See GP at 2 weeks post surgery for wound review
  • See dietitian at 4 weeks
  • Surgeon review at 6 weeks
Sustainable living
  • Normal diet
  • Regular exercise
  • Regular bariatric multivitmains
  • Optional Bariatric “Tiny” habits coach support

Connect with Our Expert Support

Considering the next step in your weight loss journey? Contact us to find out more about our
holistic approach or to book your consultation.

Why trust us and what makes us different?

You can trust our dedicated and highly experienced team for a gastric sleeve procedure in Melbourne. Our team is led by highly skilled surgeon Mr. Niruben Rajasagaram who has extensive knowledge about advanced laparoscopic surgery.
He has completed a four-year fellowship in bariatric, upper gastrointestinal and general surgery. He does a wide range of  primary and revisional bariatric surgery

Our team is  passionate about providing exceptional patient care, premium service, and keeping waiting times to a minimum. We prioritise new patient referrals with dedicated consultation appointments so you can be confident in getting the support you require.

We are just not about the surgery but provide support for a whole life style change with a habits  coach, accredited practising dieticians and personal trainers to ensure you get the most value from this weight loss procedure.

Our affordable payment plans for elective surgery is suitable for insured and self-funding patients.

Contact us for more information about our gastric sleeve surgery or to discuss whether you are an ideal candidate for this weight-loss procedure.

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