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Controversy Surrounding 'Mini' Gastric Bypass


Controversy Surrounding 'Mini' Gastric Bypass

Kamal K Mahawar et al. Obes Surg.


Mini gastric bypass is a modification of Mason loop gastric bypass with a longer lesser curvature-based pouch. Though it has been around for more than 15 years, its uptake by the bariatric community has been relatively slow, and the procedure has been mired in controversy right from its early days. Lately, there seems to be a surge in the interest in this procedure, and there is now published experience with more than 5,000 procedures globally. This review examines the major controversial aspects of this procedure against the available scientific literature. Surgeons performing this procedure need to be aware of these controversies and counsel their patients appropriately.

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