Surgical Weight Loss Options

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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

2017-06-19T12:26:43+11:00Surgical Weight Loss Options, Videos|

The sleeve gastrectomy involves the permanent removal of 85-90% of the stomach, performed under a general anaesthetic using video assisted surgery (key hole surgery). Although the physical size of the stomach is reduced, the normal direction of the food stream through the stomach and the rest of the intestinal tract are not altered. This means that all nutrients including vitamins, minerals and protein will [...]

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

2017-04-26T11:02:54+11:00Surgical Weight Loss Options, Videos|

Laparoscopic "Mini-gastric bypass" (MGB) This is otherwise known as the “One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass”, “Single Anastomosis Gastric Bypass” or “Omega Loop Gastric Bypass” dependent on which continent it is performed. Dr Robert Rutledge from the USA first developed the mini gastric bypass procedure in 1997, as a modification of the standard Billroth II procedure. A mini gastric bypass creates a long narrow tube of [...]

Gastric Bypass (Roux en Y)

2017-04-26T11:02:55+11:00Surgical Weight Loss Options|

This is the most commonly employed Gastric Bypass technique, the small intestine is divided approximately 45 centimetres below the lower stomach and is rearranged in a Y configuration, enabling outflow of food from the small upper stomach pouch. The Y intersection is formed near the upper end of the small intestine. The Roux limb is constructed using 100 to 150 cm of the small [...]