Bridged Mini Gastric Bypass: A Novel Metabolic and Bariatric Operation

Sumer A., Atasoy D. , Barbaros U. , Savas O. A. , Eren E., Yurdaisik I., ...More

BARIATRIC SURGICAL PRACTICE AND PATIENT CARE, vol.14, no.2, pp.62-67, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/bari.2018.0053
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.62-67


Introduction: In this article, we aimed to report the first five cases of laparoscopic bridged mini gastric bypass (BMGB) in the treatment of obesity and type II diabetes mellitus (DM). Presentation of Cases: We have performed five cases with a new modified surgical method that we call a BMGB. The patients' recoveries were uneventful. The weight losses of the patients were 15, 13, 14, 11, and 13 kg subsequently and with complete normalization of all metabolic parameters at first month of follow-up. Discussion: The BMGB was modified from the mini gastric bypass and resulted with the same nutritional results, less surgical complications, and a possible advantage of remaining access to the remnant stomach. Conclusion: BMGB may be as effective and possibly an even easier operation to treat obesity and uncontrolled type II DM with possible advantages over currently available metabolic procedures.