The Mini-gastric Bypass: 15 Years Later

R Rutledge, MD. Center for Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery

 

INTRODUCTION

There is a growing body of evidence showing that the Mini-Gastric Bypass (MGB) is a safe and effective alternative to other bariatric surgical operations. This study reports on the results of a consecutive cohort of 6,000 patients undergoing the MGB.

METHODS:
A prospective database was used to continuously assess the results in 2,410 MGB patients treated from September 1997 to 2010.

RESULTS:
The average operative time was 44 minutes, and the median length of stay was 1 day. The 30-day mortality and complication rates were 0.05% and 5.1% respectively. The leak rate was 0.96%. Average weight loss at 1 year was 64 kg (81% of excess body weight). The most frequent long-term complications remain as previously reported: dyspepsia and ulcers (5%) and iron deficiency anemia (5%.) Excessive weight loss with malnutrition occurred in 1.0%. Weight loss was well maintained over 15 years, with <7% patients regaining more than 10 kg.

CONCLUSIONS:
As shown in previous studies, the MGB is very safe initially and in the long-term. It has reliable weight loss and complications similar to other forms of gastric bypass.


Session Number: Poster – Poster Presentations
Program Number: P447
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