After mini gastric bypass surgery, you will have to stay in the hospital for about 1 to 2 days. Your doctor will prescribe pain relieving medications to keep you comfortable. You will be given instructions to follow regarding wound care, diet and activity such as:
- Keep the incision area clean and dry.
- Avoid strenuous exercises and lifting heavy weights. But you will be instructed to start walking and remain active.
- You will be put on liquid diet post-surgery for 10 to 15 days followed by soft diet.
- Sip water throughout the day to prevent dehydration.
- Follow the diet regimen given to you by the dietician.
- Follow an exercise program per your surgeon's instructions to maintain the weight loss.
- Mini Gastric bypass surgery can help you lose about 5 to 10 kilograms a month in the first year following surgery. You will gradually lose more weight by eating a healthy diet and participating in regular exercise.
- The surgery also helps you resolve obesity-related health conditions more aggressively.
- Unlike the RYGB, it is easily possible to fully reverse the procedure due to the simplicity of the primary procedure.
- As the malabsorptive segment is more than the regular bypass, more nutritional deficiencies are encountered, which needs to be addressed seriously.
- Lifelong follow up with a physician is required for blood tests to ensure proper health and nutrition.
Risks and Complications:
As with any surgery there are potential risks and complications involved. Complications associated with Mini Gastric Bypass include:
- Problems associated with anaesthesia
- Leaks in your gastrointestinal tract
- Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in the leg)
- Dumping syndrome leading to diarrhoea and nausea
- Intractable Bile Reflux
- Marginal Ulcers