An Omega-loop gastric bypass (also known as a mini-bypass) is a procedure where the stomach is divided into two sections, creating a smaller stomach pouch, then the first part of the small intestine is bypassed, reducing the amount that can be absorbed.

Essentially, the operation aims to reduce the amount of food you can eat due to the smaller stomach pouch, as well as reducing the number of calories that are absorbed from the food you eat, as the food bypasses the first part of the small intestine.

Like any bariatric surgery, single anastomosis gastric bypass is indicated when obesity endangers your health, eating habits are difficult to control and significant weight loss is not achieved through diet and exercise.

To succeed long term, you will have to make permanent eating habit and lifestyle changes. The Omega Loop Mini-Bypass is a tool that will help to restrict how much you eat and control hunger; it will not change what you eat and by itself, is not a cure for obesity.

Lifelong dietary behaviour modification is necessary to ensure both an adequate nutritional status and long-term weight loss success.

The mini-gastric bypass operation is performed under general anaesthesia. The procedure may be performed laparoscopically, which involves making five small incisions through which a camera and small instruments are introduced.

Your stomach is first stapled so that a pouch is created separate from the rest of your stomach. With single anastomosis gastric bypass, the pouch is connected after the duodenum without making a division in the intestine. Following the procedure, your incisions are closed.

As with any surgical procedure, a single anastomosis gastric bypass may be associated with risks such as infection, bile reflux and nutritional deficiency.

Why gastric bypass surgery is cost-effective

Being severely overweight is expensive. Considering the cost of medical bills associated with conditions caused by obesity, such as high blood pressure and Diabetes, and the cost of doctor visits and medications these patients need, it’s easy to see that weight-loss surgery is well worth the investment for most patients.

Contact Sunshine Coast Medical Weight Loss Centre today to schedule a consultation to see if this procedure is right for you.

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