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Mini gastric bypass - what is in a name?

The mini gastric bypass (MGB) is a bariatric metabolic procedure that is currently gaining a lot of attention. This operation was first performed in 1997 by its inventor who, in 2001, presented and published his rationale, technique, and comparatively good outcomes with the procedure in more than 1,000 cases with excellent follow-up.

Report from 5th Annual MGB – OAGB Conference

Under the Chairmanship of Professor Miguel A Carbajo, the 5th Annual MGB – OAGB Conference, Valladolid, Spain, June 28-29, 2018, had 231 attendees from 35 countries – 35% from Latin America, 34% from Europe and 24% from the Middle East and India.

MGB and one-anastomosis gastric bypass are on the rise

The MGB-OAGB 4th Annual Consensus Conference was held in Naples, Italy July 3-4, 2017 under the superb organisation of Professor Mario Musella, at a beautiful site on the Mediterranean seaside. The meeting was attended by 169 experienced surgeons from bariatric teams in 29 countries, where important studies were presented and discussed.

OAGB – the long-term outcomes from 1,200 procedures

Laparoscopic one-anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) is a safe and effective procedure, that reduces difficulty, operating time and early and late complications associated roux-en-Y gastric bypass, according to the authors of a study from the Centre of Excellence for the Study and Treatment of Obesity and Diabetes, Valladolid, Spain. They also note that long-term weight loss, resolution of comorbidities, and degree of satisfaction “are similar to results obtained with more aggressive and complex techniques. It is currently a robust and powerful alternative in bariatric surgery.”

UK report: Early results show safety and efficacy of MGB

The first early outcomes from UK from centre in the UK on mini gastric bypass (MGB), ‘Mini Gastric Bypass: first report of 125 consecutive cases from United Kingdom’, published in the journal Clinical Obesity, has reported that the results are ‘encouraging’ with acceptable weight loss, comorbidity resolution rates and complication profile.

The advantages of MGB, Diverted-MGB and banded-MGB

The popularity of mini gastric bypass (MGB) has increased in recent years as a simpler, yet safe and effective alternative to roux en y gastric bypass (RYGB). Bariatric News talked to Dr Rui Ribeiro from the Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Portugal, about the benefits of MGB, Diverted-MGB and banded-MGB…

A new organisation – The MGB/OAGB Club

Having performed the other bariatric operations, Dr Robert Rutledge (following a similar reconstruction on an abdominal gunshot wound) conceived the Mini-Gastric Bypass (MGB) in 1997. Despite scepticism by other bariatric surgeons, he persisted in his findings that this is a superior bariatric operation. The MGB (Figure 1) has since been adopted by a large number of bariatric surgeons. Dr Rutledge and others have followed and reported on thousands of MGBs with excellent results.

Audit finds MGB out performs SG and RYGB

Bariatric Surgeon, Gurvinder S Jammu and nutritionist/dietitian Rajni Sharma, MSc, audited 1,107 cases, comparing SG, RYGB and MGB, at the Jammu Hospital, Jalandhar, state of Punjab in Northwest India. Their seven-year data (Jan 2007 to Mar 2014) was collected prospectively and reviewed retrospectively, with a database of 473 MGBs, 339 LSGs, and 295 RYGBs.

Report on the Mini-Gastric Bypass Conclave Meeting

A prime mini-gastric bypass (MGB) Conference was held at the Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India, July 17 and 18, preceded by a day of instructive surgery. The “Conclave” was organised by Arun Prasad and Kuldeepak S Kular, with course leaders Robert Rutledge and Mervyn Deitel, plus an energetic Indian advisory and local committee with an illustrious national faculty.

French data shows durability of mini gastric bypass

A team of French researchers have reported that the single anastomosis or mini-gastric bypass is safe and effective in the long-term with outcomes comparable to those of RYGB. Reporting their findings in three separate papers, they added that the procedure is technically simple and is an option that should be considered by all bariatric surgeons.

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