The Mini-Gastric Bypass procedure is a simple, short, successful and inexpensive technique in gastric surgery. The operation usually takes less than 60 minutes and the hospital stay is usually less than 1 day. With excellent long term weight loss, minimal pain and the option for reversal or revision should the need ever occur, it’s not surprising that people from all across the world are choosing the Mini-Gastric Bypass as their Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass procedure over other types of weight loss surgery. Dr Robert Rutledge from the USA first developed the mini gastric bypass procedure in 1997, as a modification of the standard Billroth II procedure.
Access to abdominal cavity: 5 small (1 inch) incisions on the abdominal wall to allow the insertion of access ports. Instruments are then passed through the various ports to complete the operation.
Creation of the Mini-Stomach: The stomach is divided into 2 parts. One part, a long narrow tube that will serve as your new “mini-stomach”. The second part is the larger remaining part of your stomach which remains alive and well, but is now “de-functionalized”, that is to say, it no longer receives or processes food.
Bypass of the small intestine: The length of small intestine bypassed varies from patient to patient, usually ranging from 3 to 7 feet. The actual length of intestine bypassed will be determined by your surgeon on multiple factors including your height and weight, your weight loss expectations, and a careful review of the risks and benefits of a Shorter vs. Longer Bypass.
Connection of intestine to pouch: The small intestine is connected to the pouch creating the “bypass”. This can be done many different ways but most commonly is with a combination of staples and sutures.
Removal of ports and closure of skin incisions: Upon completion of the operation, all instruments and ports are removed and the 5 small skin incisions are closed with skin closure staples.
Most patients on average typically lose 30-35% of their total body weight over a period of 12 months and are back to work after 7-10 days.
BENEFITS OF MINI GASTRIC BYPASS
IMPROVED HEALTH & OBESITY RELATED ILLNESSES
IMPROVED MOBILITY & REDUCED JOINT ACHES & PAINS
POTENTIAL RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS*
IRON & CALCIUM DEFICIENCIES
*As with any surgical procedures there are possible risks and complications including death. They are uncommon and everything possible will be done to prevent them from happening.
Aftercare and Support like no other
We pride ourselves in providing the most comprehensive support package around you after your procedure. Weight Loss Surgery itself is simply a tool to help you lose weight, our aftercare team work with you to make sure this is as effective as possible in your weight loss journey. At Tonic we are the only provider to offer a Premium 2-5 Year Aftercare service to ensure you get the results you desire and deserve from your procedure.
Other Providers Aftercare
Tonic Premium Aftercare
Specialist Nutritional Support
Virtual Personal Trainer & Health Coach
Specialist Psychotherapist Support
Tonic Toolkit (Including a Bariatric Plate)
Insurance Backed Surgery Warranty
Dedicated Bariatric Surgeon & Nurse
12 Months (on average)
2 – 5 Years
*Optional Add on
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At your consultation you will meet directly with one of our leading specialist Bariatric Surgeons and discuss the best solution for you and book in a date for your surgery
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On the day of your surgery you will arrive at the hospital and into the safe hands of our Specialist Bariatric Nurses and Surgery team
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After your procedure and hospital discharge you will return home. Our team are here for you 24/7 should you have any questions or concerns
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At Tonic Weight Loss Surgery we offer a bespoke service to all of our patients – this is because all our patients are unique in their own way and they are likely to have different needs and requirements.
When you book a free consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons we will arrange a pre-consultation telephone call for you. This is where our surgeon will call you prior to your in-house consultation and go through the details of the operation you are considering to ensure that:
You are a suitable candidate for the surgery.
The procedure you are considering is the correct one for you.
Your medical history is within expectations.
To discover if any concerns are preventing you from undergoing the operation.
You have a chance to feel at ease with the surgeon before you attend your in-house consultation – we are fully aware of how daunting this can be.
For further information please contact on of our team on 0115 950 4662 to discuss your individual case.
We are experts in the field of Weight Loss and Weight Loss Surgery and have many years of experience. Tonic Weight Loss Surgery currently have clinics situated around the UK; Birmingham, Cardiff, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, London & Nottingham. Our philosophy is simple, we teach you how to ‘eat to live, not live to eat’
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