The details of mini gastric sleeve surgery

The mini gastric bypass is a faster, easier & less complex method of achieving the benefits of a standard gastric bypass.



Mini gastric bypass surgery is a form of weight loss surgery. The procedure, carried out as a laparoscopic mini gastric bypass surgery, involves dividing the stomach to create a small pouch at the top which is then connected to the second part of the small intestine. This surgery then ignores the second half of the stomach and the first half of the small intestine, which results in a smaller stomach and reduces food intake. The difference between a mini gastric bypass and a roux en y gastric bypass is that the latter staples off a larger portion of the stomach which is then connected to the divided small intestine. This differs from the mini gastric bypass technique and is one of the subjects in the debate about gastric bypass vs mini gastric bypass. This form of bariatric surgery is newer than the traditional roux en y gastric bypass but has a similar outcome with less invasiveness.

  • Reduction in co-morbidities
  • Potential for a longer life
  • Improved outlook
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Shorter recovery period




When considering this bariatric procedure it is important to consider the mini gastric bypass surgery pros and cons. In this section, we will talk about the pros of the surgery and what you’re looking to see in your future self.

  • Safety - Common questions some might have about this procedure include “What are the long-term effects of mini gastric bypass?” or “Is a mini gastric bypass safe?”. Both of these can be answered by the staggering amount of positive results post-surgery. With 60-80% of patients achieving their weight loss goal, the long-term weight loss results show that two years after the surgery, excess body weight loss is around 80%. The complications risk, however, is extremely low at around 2%.
  • Life longevity - The reduction in weight and elimination of obesity allows patients to live a longer life. This is because obesity can shorten an individual's life by a staggering 6 to 8 years.
  • A happy mind - Countless studies and past patients show that losing a large amount of excess weight is proven to increase overall mood and mindset.

Reduction in health risks - Due to large amounts of weight loss, the health complications and risks associated with obesity are cut, such as the risk of coronary heart disease. This will in turn allow you to live a much happier life & follow the footsteps of the countless mini gastric bypass success stories. Mini gastric bypass before and after photos often show a significant difference in the patient's weight and overall appearance.


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Gastriс Sleeve    BMI 30+
Mini Gastric Bypass    BMI 35+
Gastric Bypass    BMI 35+

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The risks of this weight loss surgery

Like any form of surgery, this bariatric surgery does carry risks. We like to inform patients of the risks before going into surgery so they understand what’s involved. Some might wonder, “Does anyone regret mini gastric bypass surgery?” in which studies and mini gastric bypass reviews show that the number of patients who have regret is very low. The following are some risks that are involved with the procedure:

  • Scarring - Mini gastric bypass scars are a side effect of this procedure as mini incisions are made. Luckily, with this surgery compared to other bariatric surgeries, the number of incisions involved is lower. These scars typically fade over time.
  • Acid reflux - Mini gastric bypass and acid reflux can often be associated. This happens due to changes to the stomach and intestines during the surgery but can be managed with medication or other treatments. It is important to understand that acid reflux does not affect the majority of patients.

Short-term risks - Following the procedure, there are some risks that patients must be aware of such as vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and bleeding due to the incisions. All of these risks are not serious and should take no longer than a few days to clear. Some are more serious such as infection, blood clots, leakage and pulmonary embolism, although very rare. If you suffer from any of these symptoms after the procedure, please contact a medical professional.

More serious risks

The long-term risks following a mini gastric bypass include the following:

  • Malnutrition
  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Osteoporosis
  • Inadequate weight loss
  • Scar tissue
  • Gallstones
  • Leakage on the staple line
  • Fistulas
  • Death (extremely rare)

It is important you are aware of all the risks, even if most are extremely rare, to fully understand the surgery you are undergoing. One of many reasons to understand this surgery is to increase the success of your weight loss journey post-surgery.

The procedure:

The procedure is typically performed using laparoscopic techniques, which involve making 5 small incisions in the stomach and dividing the stomach into 2 parts. The new, smaller part of the stomach is then connected to the end of the small intestine, bypassing the rest of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine. The amount of the small intestine that is bypassed varies, but the typical amount is between 3 to 6 feet.
The surgery is usually performed by a team of experienced mini gastric bypass surgeons and takes between 1 to 2 hours to complete. Mini gastric bypass recovery time can vary depending on the individual, but most patients are able to return to normal activities within 2 to 4 weeks. Mini gastric bypass before and after results often demonstrate a significant difference in the patient's weight and overall appearance.



Individuals who are significantly obese - A mini gastric bypass is typically recommended for individuals who have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher.

Failure to lose weight with other methods - MGB may be a good option for individuals who have tried other weight loss methods, such as diet and exercise, without success.

Individuals who are committed to a lifestyle change - This procedure is a lifelong commitment and requires dedication to a healthy mini gastric bypass diet and continuous exercise in order to maintain weight loss. Mini gastric bypass weight loss rate is considered very high, patients can expect to lose a significant amount of weight within the first year and continue to lose weight for the next 2-3 years. It is important to understand a lifestyle change is required post-surgery to meet these goals.

Mini gastric bypass is a major surgery and it's important for patients to have realistic expectations and fully understand the potential risks and benefits before undergoing the procedure..



When you arrive at our BariatricXS Clinic, you can expect to receive world-class care for your mini gastric bypass surgery. Our facilities are state-of-the-art and our team of surgeons is among the best in the world. These facilities include:

  • Modeled after the most advanced clinics in the US.
  • Every patient room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and free WiFi.
  • Every room also has accommodation for a family member.
  • Our highly trained staff will provide personalized, 24/7 care.

When you arrive at our BariatricXS clinic, you will attend a private session with both the mini gastric bypass surgeon and the anesthetist. Following this session, a series of tests will be carried out to determine whether you meet the criteria for the bariatric surgery to take place.
These include:

  • A complete chemistry panel
  • A glucose tolerance test to check for signs of diabetes
  • A complete blood count
  • An electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Lung X-rays
  • An ultrasound examination of the abdomen, liver, kidneys, spleen, and gallbladder
  • A gastroscopy using a miniature camera

In the event of discovering an unexpected health concern, such as an ulcer, during the tests, the surgery may be delayed until the issue is treated.

Our team will provide you with a detailed mini gastric bypass diet plan that you will have to follow before and after the surgery and our team of experts will be there to guide you every step of the way. We also provide other types of bariatric surgeries that can be found on our website, including revision procedures such as having a mini bypass after gastric sleeve surgery. Our surgeons are experienced and well-trained to perform all bariatric surgeries. Our team will also be available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have during your recovery.

We strive to achieve the best possible mini gastric bypass results and will work closely with you to ensure that you are satisfied with your outcome. You can trust our BariatricXS Clinic to provide the best care for your mini gastric bypass surgery.



The financial aspect of bariatric surgeries can be a cause for concern since in most countries the costs can be extremely high. The average cost of mini gastric bypass surgery in the US can vary between a significant $16,000 - $22,000. Luckily, there are cheaper but equally professional alternatives. Medical tourism is currently on the rise for this exact reason as many cannot simply afford the high costs in western countries. The mini gastric bypass cost abroad is significantly lower and at our BariatricXS clinic, located in Ecuador, the cost is a reasonable $5980.

Insurance coverage for Bariatric surgery can vary depending on the specific insurance plan and the country where the procedure is being performed. In general, insurance companies in the US may not cover the cost of mini gastric bypass surgery when it is performed in another country. It's important for patients to check with their insurance provider to understand their mini gastric bypass surgery insurance coverage and to find out if they will be responsible for any out-of-pocket costs. Luckily, all our BariatricXS Clinic packages include liability insurance on the very small chance that something doesn't go the way it was planned.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

$4980 Procedure
  • Airport, hotel, hospital transfer
  • 1 night hotel accommodation
  • 4 day stay at hospital
  • Blood samples & x-rays
  • Gastroscopy
  • 5 year follow up

Mini-Gastric Bypass

$5980 Procedure
  • Airport, hotel, hospital transfer
  • 1 night hotel accommodation
  • 4 day stay at hospital
  • Blood samples & x-rays
  • Gastroscopy
  • 5 year follow up


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