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Help does anyone know the major difference between the two. Anyone had the mini BYPASS/omega loop???

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Help does anyone know the major difference between the two. Anyone had the mini BYPASS/omega loop???
The mini-bypass has one anastomosis (the surgeon-created connection between the intestine and stomach) whereas the RNY has two. You still have the same bisection of the stomach creating a pouch the food goes into and the remainder which doesn't receive food but creates juices that feed into the intestines still. But instead of cutting the intestine and reattaching it in two places, the mini-bypass loops up the intestine with a hole and that hole is attached to the bottom of the new stomach pouch.

A lot of the difference IMHO comes down to the surgeon's preference and expertise.

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Not sure if either is better for weight loss but the MGB has a risk of bile reflux, whereas the RNY does not have this risk. Unfortunately, I developed bile reflux 8 months after MGB so my recommendation is to find the most experienced RNY surgeon and have that procedure.

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7 minutes ago, MarinaGirl said:

Not sure if either is better for weight loss but the MGB has a risk of bile reflux, whereas the RNY does not have this risk. Unfortunately, I developed bile reflux 8 months after MGB so my recommendation is to find the most experienced RNY surgeon and have that procedure.

Yeah I've done tons of research read many forums and feel RNY is the best choice! I've found 3 local surgeons that I'll be talking to soon and see how they approach the whole process before I decide who to go with...

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