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Mini Gastric Bypass

Obesity can not only make you self-conscious. It has been linked to serious health concerns including heart disease and high cholesterol.

A mini gastric bypass performed in Tijuana, Mexico, restricts how much food you eat and changes how you absorb nutrients.

What makes a mini bypass a great option for many?

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Reduced Risk of Complications

A mini gastric bypass is much more efficient than the traditional gastric bypass surgery. Less time in surgery also helps minimizes your risk of complications.


Achievable Weight Loss Goals

After surgery, many patients lose a massive amount of weight. This often allows them to feel more confident and enjoy activities unrestricted.


Improved Health

By achieving a significantly healthier weight, you can improve your overall health. This can include lowering your cholesterol and in some cases even reversing type 2 diabetes.

Benefits of a Mini Gastric Bypass

As you assess the various types weight loss procedures, you may become overwhelmed by the number of options available. The best way to decide which one is right for you is to speak with our staff during a virtual consultation at Tijuana Bariatric Center in Mexico. During your virtual visit, we will outline the details of the procedures we offer and help you decide on the best one for your needs. The mini gastric bypass offers several benefits that make it attractive to some patients. Learn more about the mini gastric bypass procedure.

Weight Loss

Patients who undergo a mini gastric bypass usually lose between 80 and 85 percent of their excess weight and are successful at keeping that weight off long-term.

Decreased Risk of Co-morbidities

Perhaps the greatest benefit of mini gastric bypass surgery is the decreased risk for co-morbidities. Most candidates who undergo this procedure suffer from serious weight-related health conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure sleep apnea, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and joint disease. Patients often see a significant reduction or elimination of these serious conditions as they lose their excess weight. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to feel better and have fewer health concerns?

Faster Recovery

As the procedure is one of the most simple weight-loss surgeries, you can expect the overall recovery to be quicker than for other procedures. Provided there are no complications, most patients are able to return to work in one to two weeks.

Fewer Risks

The laparoscope and smaller incisions used with the mini-gastric bypass also result in fewer risks. According to a 2012 study, the mini-gastric bypass procedure carries a lower complication rate at 2.9% when compared with traditional gastric bypass surgery.  Because mini-gastric bypass has one less anastomosis (connection of the intestines), which in theory means fewer chances of complications. The procedure reduces a patient’s risk for infection, hernia, and other complications that are experienced in patients who undergo traditional gastric bypass surgery.

Why Doesn’t Everyone Choose the Mini-Gastric Bypass Procedure?

Few surgeons are experienced in performing mini-gastric bypass surgery. In addition, little data exists on the long-term results for this weight loss surgery. Patients who are severely obese may require a traditional gastric bypass to achieve greater weight loss. The procedure is also contraindicated for patients who have severe acid reflux disease.

Find Out if Mini Gastric Bypass Is Right for You

Although it has a wide range of benefits, a mini gastric bypass is not right for all patients. If you are interested in learning more about the procedure and finding out if it is a good weight loss solution for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons. They will evaluate your current weight and health, as well as any previous weight loss measures you have tried, in order to determine if a mini gastric bypass is right for you.

How is the stomach changed during a mini gastric bypass?

Do patients usually lose significant weight after a mini gastric bypass?

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This weight loss procedure can also provide relief for a variety of conditions...

Your Doctor May Recommend Surgery

If You Have Weight-Related Health Issues

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So how do you know if you qualify?

Candidacy Considerations

for Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery


Body Mass Index (BMI)

A gastric bypass is typically recommend for patients with a BMI over 40 or over 35 if you have other weight-related health concerns.


Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Mini gastric bypass surgery increases your risk of bile reflux, so it is not generally recommended for patients with GERD. However, you may still qualify for a traditional bypass.



Any patient considering bariatric surgery should be prepared to maintain a healthy lifestyle prior to the procedure and throughout the recovery to reduce the risk of complications.

Not sure which type of gastric bypass is right for you?

Candidacy Considerations

for Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery


The procedure is performed laparoscopically...

Advanced Surgical Techniques


What does the procedure entail?

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Step by Step:


Administer Anesthesia

To begin, anesthesia will be administered. This will allow you to enter a completely relaxed, unconscious state for the remainder of the procedure.


Divide the Stomach

In order to dramatically restrict the stomach’s capacity, your surgeon will divide the organ into an upper and lower pouch.


Reshape the Stomach

The upper portion is reshaped into a long thin tube that can hold a little less than a cup of food and is sealed off from the remainder of the stomach.


Reroute the Digestive Tract

The newly reshaped stomach is then attached to the small intestine and your incisions will be carefully closed.

What should you know about the recovery process?

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The results can be transformative...

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More Information

about Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Like the Roux-en-Y bypass, the mini bypass is both a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure. The surgery encourages weight loss by limiting the amount a patient can comfortably eat and how much they absorb from the food. To restrict the stomach’s capacity, your surgeon will divide the organ into an upper and lower pouch.

Mini gastric bypass surgery offers similar results to those of the traditional bypass. Patients often report losing up to 80 or 85 percent of excess weight and maintaining that loss with much lower rates of revision surgery.

Because the small intestine is responsible for breaking down and absorbing food, this rerouting reduces the amount of calories a patient takes in from each meal. Consequently, patients may experience substantial weight loss after treatment provided through Tijuana Bariatric Center.

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Author: Dr. Fernando Garcia Govea

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Garcia is a highly qualified surgeon, and has more than eight years of bariatric treatment experience and two decades in the medical field. His experience (10,000+ procedures) helps him work with all patients including those with a BMI of 80 or higher to improve their quality of life.

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