The pros and cons of mini gastric bypass surgery in Dubai

Mini gastric bypass in Dubai is a simple and inexpensive weight loss surgery. It is can be defined as simplified Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. In this mini process, the surgeon bypasses more of the intestine when compared to the traditional procedure. Patient’s preoperative weight, height, expected weight loss can help the surgeon decide the actual length of the bypass, but the normal range would be around 3 to 6 feet. In this procedure, the bile and other digestive enzymes are not diverted from the stomach.

The pros and cons of mini gastric bypass surgery in Dubai are:


Mini gastric bypass surgery is less costly, easy and involves fewer risks (complication rate compared to the traditional surgery is 2.9% The mini bypass is the safest procedure and decreases the risk of morbid obesity-related conditions such as sleep apnea, diabetes, edema and joint pains. The procedure involves less rerouting of the intestine, making it easy even for surgeons to perform the surgery with high success rate. Even the procedure has minimum complications as it has few are intestine connections. Patience can get back to normal within a week as the healing process is quick because the procedure is less invasive.

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Most of the insurance agencies do not cover it as it is considered an experimental surgery. Complications are similar to gastric bypass which include a hernia at the surgical site, infections, bleeding, and ulcers.  Major complications include leaks at the staple line, pulmonary embolism, and strictures. Patients may experience malabsorption and vitamin and mineral deficiency. This is because a large amount of small intestine is bypassed in the procedure. Patience pay experience bile refluxes gastritis because bile juice and digestive enzymes are not diverted from the stomach. Dumping syndrome is seen in most of the patients as the food doesn’t remain in the digestive tract for more time leading to dizziness, diarrhea, and nausea.


It is hard to say that mini gastric bypass is the preferred one as most surgeons have different opinions on this. If patients choose to have a mini gastric bypass, discuss all the options with the qualified bariatric surgeon, for more details on weight loss surgery, visit