Mini Gastric Bypass

The Single Anastomosis Gastric Bypass (SAGB), also known as “mini-gastric bypass” was first reported in 2001. The OAGB is a minimally invasive procedure performed with laparoscopic technique. During a SAGB procedure, the surgeon first reduces the size of the “working” stomach by separating a tube-like pouch of stomach from the rest of the stomach. This tubular gastric pouch is then connected (anastomosed) to the intestine, bypassing up to 200cm of the upper part of the intestine. This technique differs from the traditional Roux-en-Y Bypass (RYGB) which requires two connections (anastomoses).

 

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