LMGB is minimally invasive weight loss surgical procedure Mini gastric bypass surgery (MGB) is a laparoscopic weight loss surgery similar to the traditional RNY bypass but only has one connection (single anastomosis) to the small intestine and pouch is larger. Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass (LMGB) is considered to be equally effective procedure of choice compared to Laparoscopic Rouxen- Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB)
Three Important Ways the Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Helps Your Body Shed Pounds
A small stomach pouch is created restricting the amount of food you can eat.
A portion of the small intestine is bypassed. Since the small intestine is responsible for absorbing the calories from the food you eat, bypassing a portion of the small intestine results in fewer calories being absorbed, thus creating additional weight loss.
The hormone ghrelin has been nicknamed the “Hunger Hormone” by researchers because of its significant effect on appetite. Gastric Bypass results in a fall in ghrelin levels resulting in a reduced appetite.