If our patients employ the use of multivitamins, calcium, vitamin B12 and iron, along with a proper nutrition, diet and exercise, they can lose between 50% and 70% of their excess weight in the first year and continue until the third year after your surgery. In addition, they experience the reduction of the most common conditions related to overweight.
As with any type of surgical procedure, Mini Gastric Bypass patients can experience unwanted complications after their surgery. However, one the many benefits of an MGB is their lower risk rate compare to a standard RNY. And in the 90% to 95% of our patients, risks don’t occur.
The most common side effects for an MGB are: pain, bruising, minor bleeding, inflammation and swelling. Our medical team will provide prescribed medication to control the side effects and recommend total rest for your body to heal within a couple of days.
However, if you start experiencing infection, pneumonia, nausea, vomiting, gastritis, leaking, internal bleeding which present as pain and bloating in the abdominal area, you should immediately contact our medical team and go to your primary care physician.
*There a 1% occurrence of patients experiencing blood clots, which can be fatal.