The team at LIMARP International Center of Excellence for Obesity in Tijuana, MX, provides mini gastric bypass surgery as an alternative to the traditional procedure. While both procedures change the digestive system both physically and chemically, the mini bypass is a less invasive option. Like the traditional bypass, the mini is often recommended for patients dealing with obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes.
A mini gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and also a malabsorptive procedure, which consists of making the stomach smaller and making a connection between the bowel and the new stomach. So the difference between a classical bypass and a mini bypass is that in the mini bypass we just do one junction or one anastomosis between the stomach and the bowels.
We prefer to do a mini gastric bypass surgery on patients that have a lot of chronic health diseases, such as high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, people who have a more metabolic problem than just a weight loss problem. It's quicker than a classical bypass. You get probably the same results in weight loss, and you also resolve vulnerabilities or chronic diseases. So this is a very good option, and it's also a more modern option.