An Omega-Loop Gastric bypass is a procedure (also known as a Mini-Bypass) is a procedure where the stomach is divided into two sections, creating a smaller stomach pouch, then the first part of the small intestine is bypassed, reducing the amount that can be absorbed. Essentially, the operation aims to reduce the amount of food you can eat (due to the smaller stomach pouch) as well as reduce the number of calories that are absorbed from the food you eat (due to bypassing the first part of the small intestine).

Like any bariatric surgery, single anastomosis gastric bypass is indicated when obesity endangers your health, eating habits are difficult to control and significant weight loss is not achieved through diet and exercise. To succeed long term, you will have to make permanent eating habit and lifestyle changes. The Omega Loop Bypass is a tool that will help to restrict how much you eat and control hunger; it will not change what you eat and by itself, is not a cure for obesity. Lifelong dietary behaviour modification is necessary to ensure both an adequate nutritional status and long-term weight loss success.

The gastric bypass operation is performed under general anaesthesia. The procedure may be performed by open surgery (making a large incision) or a laparoscopically, which involves making 3 to 4 small incisions through which a camera and small instruments are introduced. Your stomach is first stapled so that a pouch is created separate from the rest of your stomach. With single anastomosis gastric bypass, the pouch is connected (anastomosed) after the duodenum without making a division in the intestine. Following the procedure, your incisions are closed.

As with any surgical procedure, a single anastomosis gastric bypass may be associated with risks such as infection, bile reflux and nutritional deficiency.

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