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Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

If you've been struggling with obesity, there are many bariatric surgery options that can help you lose weight rapidly and safely.

The mini gastric bypass (MGB) is a variation on gastric bypass surgery that can help you shed pounds and improve your health.

If you are a candidate, the bariatric surgeons at Jet Medical Tourism® in Tijuana, Mexico, can provide this weight loss surgery for you.

What Is a Mini Gastric Bypass?

The mini gastric bypass surgery (MGB) is an effective and relatively low-risk version of the traditional Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Both procedures involve the creation of a smaller stomach pouch that is connected to the small intestine. On average, mini gastric bypass patients lose about 60-75% of their excess body weight 24 months after surgery.

The mini gastric bypass was originally developed by Dr. Robert Rutledge in 1997 to reduce operating time, simplify the procedure, and minimize the risk of complications.

How Mini Gastric Bypass Works

The mini gastric bypass alters gut hormones and combines both restrictive and malabsorptive components to promote rapid weight loss. 

Restrictive weight loss involves restricting the amount of calories that can be consumed. This is achieved by creating the smaller stomach pouch.

Malabsorptive weight loss involves reducing the amount of calories absorbed during digestion. This is achieved by bypassing part of the stomach and up to six feet of the small intestine.

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Mini gastric bypass surgery works in much that same way as a regular gastric bypass.

The Advantages of Mini Gastric Bypass

  • Reversible surgical procedure
  • Short, simple, and effective
  • Fewer risks of complications when compared to other bariatric surgery procedures

How Much Does Mini Gastric Bypass Cost?

Mini gastric bypass surgery through Jet Medical Tourism® costs $5,299.

This price covers hospital fees, surgical fees, pre-op and post-op examinations, hotel accommodations, and round-trip ground transportation from San Diego International Airport to Tijuana, Mexico.

Why Come to Us for Mini Gastric Bypass? What Jet Medical Tourism® Has to Offer

A Skilled Team of Surgeons

Our highly qualified team of bariatric surgeons have experience and credentials similar to surgeons who perform bariatric procedures in the United States and Canada.

State-of-the-Art Surgical Facilities

In our surgical suites, you will find the latest tools in bariatrics. We can perform mini and traditional gastric bypass surgery using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques.

Drivers and Accommodations

Our packages include a stay at the luxurious Real Inn Hotel here in Tijuana. Patients will also have their own driver to get to and from the San Diego airport.

Save Money on Weight Loss Surgery

The exchange rate in Mexico means that patients coming from the U.S. and Canada can save up to 70% on their gastric bypass or mini gastric bypass. We also offer medical travel insurance.

A Patient Shares Her Story Safe and Affordable Bariatrics Abroad

"Had an amazing experience! Everyone from the driver, nurses, and doctor were comforting. The hospital staff were competent and knowledgeable about the procedure and made sure I got all my questions answered...

"I would recommend Jet Medical Tourism to everyone! Truly had one of the best experiences. Thank you again to all the staff, you made this big lifestyle change so much easier."
Ana Nkala

How Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Is Performed

Mini gastric bypass usually takes 1 hour to complete. Most patients stay in the hospital for 1-2 nights after surgery for observation and return to work in 2-3 weeks.
Mini gastric bypass usually takes 1 hour to complete. Most patients stay in the hospital for 1-2 nights after surgery for observation and return to work in 2-3 weeks.

Creating the Stomach Pouch

The stomach is divided, and a small, narrow tube is created, which becomes the "new stomach." With resizing, only a small amount of food can be eaten at any one time.

Rerouting the Small Intestine

A portion of the small intestine is connected to the lower part of the new stomach. Food passes from the new stomach into the small intestine where it meets the digestive juices that move downwards from the main part of the stomach.

Recovering from the Surgery

After gastric bypass surgery, patients will stay in the hospital for a night or two for monitoring. This will be followed by a one-night stay at the hotel. After returning home, patients can resume work and other normal activities within three weeks.
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Jet Medical Tourism®

Jet Medical Tourism® offers superior-quality weight loss surgery and plastic surgery at affordable prices to US and Canadian patients. Our highly-skilled surgeons manage every aspect of your care at surgical centers in Tijuana, Mexico and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Get started today by calling (855) 506-6188

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