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Facts on the mini gastric bypass

October 1st, 2010 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Duodenal switch, LapBand, Realize Band, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Vertical gastrectomy, weight loss surgery, Weight loss surgery results
  • Often leads to bile reflux, gastritis or esophagitis
  • Potentially increases the risk of gastric cancer
  • Not covered by insurance
  • Abandoned as unsafe by virtually all weight loss surgery MD’s

Luckily, our patients have the option to pick from 4 great, safe surgeries with proven weight loss surgery results: LapBand, Realize Band, vertical gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and the Duodenal switch. When patients are considering weight loss surgery to improve their quality of life, there is a right bariatric laparoscopic surgery for everyone.

Paul Cirangle, MD, FACS

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