Mini Gastric Bypass (OAGB)


What is the Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery?

The Mini-Gastric Bypass Surgery or One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass (OAGB) is a laparoscopic weight reduction medical procedure that can be amended.

It is fundamentally the same as the customary RNY bypass however just has one association (single anastomosis) to the small digestive system. Mini gastric bypasses are laparoscopic procedures with minimal incisions and a low risk of complications. Dr. Sergio Verboonen, a leading expert in this surgery and a co-author of a book explaining how this procedure works in detail, will make just a few small incisions on your abdomen. He uses the latest technology to maximize patient safety and minimize recovery time.

Contrasted with gastric sleeve medical procedure and RNY, the OAGB methodology is less intrusive and requires less time for medical procedure and recuperation. The total technique takes around an hour and the patient can be discharged from the clinic in 72 hours.

  • This procedure is quicker and less invasive, with a rapid recovery time. It is also safer, with a lower rate of surgical complications.
  • It offers the same long-term weight loss and appetite control
  • Limits your appetite and how your body absorbs calories from food
  • Reduces your risk of heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes

Am I a Candidate?

Our doctors will thoroughly evaluate your health and medical history to ensure you are a good candidate for this procedure. In general, there are three factors that are important:

  • Body mass index (BMI): Patients who get this surgery have a BMI over 40, or over 35 with weight-related health problems.
  • Improved Longevity
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): This procedure can increase the risk of bile reflux, so patients were GERD often choose a different weight loss procedure
  • Lifestyle: patients have higher risk of complications if they smoke, drink heavily, or make other lifestyle choices.

Choosing the Right Bariatric Surgeon

Your choice in surgeon will affect the success of the procedure and how completely you meet your goals. Dr. Sergio Verboonen is one of the world’s top bariatric surgeons and a professor of advanced laparoscopy at several universities in Mexico. He has performed thousands of weight loss surgeries on people just like you.

Cost of the Mini Gastric Bypass Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery can be a financial challenge for many people. Although mini gastric bypasses can cost up to $35,000 in the United States, they are significantly more affordable at Obesity Goodbye Center. We believe that all patients should have access to this medically important and life-saving procedure, so we offer competitive pricing in a facility that meets and exceeds USA and Canadian medical standards.

How does it Work?

In this procedure, your stomach is divided into two pouches. The upper pouch holds less than a cup of food, significantly reducing your appetite. This pouch is connected to the lower part of your small intestine. Because your small intestine absorbs some of your calories, this will further enhance weight loss. The lower pouch of the stomach remains connected to the upper pouch but does not digest food.

Choosing Between Mini and Traditional Gastric Bypass Procedures

This procedure is a simplified version of a traditional Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. It is safer and requires less time under anesthesia. However, it is just as successful as other weight loss surgeries in helping patients like you to lose weight permanently and improve general health.

The key advantages of this procedure are that it offers the same benefits as traditional weight loss surgery with lower risk of complications. Our patients report losing weight, keeping it off, and enjoying a more fit and active lifestyle.

Educating Yourself About Your Options

It is important for patients to understand this procedure, its potential complications, and what to expect. Dr. Verboonen will talk to you about the risks of the disease and the risks of continuing to live with obesity. While all surgery has risks, mini gastric bypass is exceptionally safe when compared with the risks of obesity.

Obesity can have negative effects on your mental and physical health. Obese people are more likely to be fatigued. Over years and decades, excess weight can lead to joint damage, diabetes, and heart disease. For many patients, weight loss surgery is a necessary tool to help them achieve the healthy body and mind they deserve.

Dr. Verboonen will discuss your current health, your medical history, any conditions you may have, and your goals for the future. He will help you to make an educated decision about your care.

Bariatric surgery can assist in weight loss. However, patients also have to do their part. You will need to eat healthy foods with the nutrition you need and lead a generally healthy lifestyle.

Committed to Your Well-Being and Safety

Our patients are provided with drivers to transport them to the airport, hotel, and hospital. You will be staying at the luxury Marriott hotel in upscale comfort. Your surgery will take place in a modern hospital that meets American safety standards and has the same range of staff and services as any well-equipped hospital in the US.

Our hotel, hospital, and all other facilities are located in upscale neighborhoods noted for safety. We at Cancun Bariatrics have now coordinated and performed thousands of surgeries that exceeded our patients’ expectations for safety and quality of care.

After Your Gastric Sleeve Procedure

Our nutritionist, Sheri Burke remains a crucial part of the success of your bariatric surgery. Your medical treatment experience won’t end once you’ve had your procedure. Sheri Burke will give you a nutritional plan uniquely developed for you to enable you to reach your reducing goals.

When you return home, you’ll need to see your physician about three months after your surgery. Dr. Verboonen requires his patients to have thorough blood work reviewed at their practice to ensure your continuing health.

Medical Tourism and the Gastric Sleeve Procedure

We want you to have fund during your visit to Cancun as much as possible when you have this procedure. Our office staff can coordinate your accommodations and make travel arrangements for you so you can focus on your health and your trip. We use the upscale 5-Star rated Grand Hotel for our patients. This hotel remains famous for meeting the needs of their international clientele and is also located in safe and affluent neighborhoods. We also provide drivers to escort you to the clinic as well as to pick you up from and take you back to the airport during your stay.

Your Safety and Medical Tourism

Our staff at Obesity Goodbye Center has performed a large number of bariatric procedures for patients who are traveling from abroad. We meet the most rigorous safety expectations in our surgeries and meet US standards. Our clinic meets US operational standards and has the latest in medical technology at their disposal. Dr. Sergio Verboonen is the doctor who will perform your bariatric surgery and has done thousands of similar procedures.

The Mini Gastric Bypass may present the risk of the following complications:

  • Bowel obstruction
  • Dumping syndrome
  • Stomach perforation
  • Malnutrition
  • Ulcers